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Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado
As a frequent visitor to Glenwood Springs, I have experienced many activities and historical sights through the years. My grandchildren, Bailey and Bryce Risner, took me to see the Glenwood Vaudeville Review this past weekend, and what a wonderful evening of entertainment, music and laughs. I would encourage anyone to attend this review for a night of family fun and community support. That was one of the most enjoyable times I had with my grandchildren.
All of us in Thunder River Theatre Company are deeply proud to have received the Henry Award from the Colorado Theatre Guild naming TRTC the “Outstanding Regional Theatre.” The main criteria for the award was “How did your theatre ‘raise the bar’ for Colorado theatre?” I answered by speaking to TRTC’s play selection, original works and outreach. However, I couldn’t help but appreciate the theater talent in our valley, and how everyone in our theater community strives to raise that bar.
So on behalf of TRTC, I share the significance of this award with our theater friends whose primary focus is to support the plethora of local talent in their own way: The Hudson Reed Ensemble, Aspen Community Theatre, Aspen Stage, CMC Theatre, the Aspen Fringe, Glenwood Vaudeville, and SoL Theatre for kids.
I shared this sentiment each night as I welcomed our audience during our production of “Eudora’s Box,” and again at the award ceremony in Denver. TRTC feels proud to be part of the Roaring Fork Valley’s theatre family.
TRTC would not be an award-winning theater without a theater, made possible by our building’s founders: Alpine Bank/J. Robert Young, Jim Calaway, the town of Carbondale, the Crossland Foundation, the Gates Family Foundation, the Kruidenier Charitable Foundation, and Kathy and Dick Stephenson.
And thanks to all of our donors and patrons, from Aspen to Rifle, who have supported us during our 18 years; to all our board members who understand and support TRTC’s vision and mission. TRTC has an amazingly dedicated audience who fill our theatre for all events, and makes our art complete.
We were told by the Colorado Theatre Guild that one of the main reasons the scales tilted in TRTC’s favor was our outreach programming, which ensures that everyone has culture in their lives regardless of their ability to afford it. The guild recognized the contribution TRTC makes to the economic growth of our community and the support TRTC shows to the many other nonprofits, working side-by-side in improving the quality of life for all.
Thank you, everyone. We hope you share in our pride.
Lon Winston, Founder and Executive Artistic Director
Thunder River Theatre Company
I would like to extend my gratitude to all the people at Roaring Fork Rentals for all the help offered when my equipment went down.
They set me up with equipment that kept my shop running until parts came in and repairs could be made. What a great company to do business with.
Thanks again to Jeff, Fran, Joe, Brian and all the rest of the folks at Roaring Fork Rentals.
Bill Kalthoff, owner
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