She’s back in the theater

Dear Editor:

My name is Maggie Bowman, and I have been involved with Hart Drama Club for 14 years both as an actor in cast numerous shows and by volunteering various capacities after graduating six years ago. I had the honor of returning to act with Hart Drama Club in the Community Theatre production of The Music Man back in 2019 as Marian, and it was truly a wonderful experience, being back on the stage that meant so much to me growing up.

Having been a part of Hart Drama Club has benefited me in numerous ways throughout the years as I have been pushed to do things I didn’t think I could while learning difficult songs and to face my fears of performing in front of other people. This year, I agreed to oversee costuming for the upcoming Hart Drama Club production, Little Women: The Broadway Musical, and I have been challenged in new ways, developed new skills and gained in new appreciation for the rich history of costume production and creation.

We all really missed live performances last year, so I am writing to personally invite the community to attend our upcoming spring production, “Little Women: The Broadway Musical.” It is scheduled for Fridays, April 30 and May 7; Saturdays, May 1 and May 8 and Sundays May 2 and May 9. Tickets are $10 per person or $5 for students and are available for pre-purchase at showtix4u.com. Any remaining tickets will be available at the door. We have two full casts so that as many students as possible can participate and each role can be covered in case someone becomes ill.

We want to provide a safe theatre experience for all, therefore we will be complying with state health department gathering guidelines. The seating capacity for each show will be at 50 percent with socially-distanced seating and theatre-goers being asked to wear masks.

We truly hope that many will be able to attend. Your support has meant so much in the past and will mean even more this year — I know that I am not the only one who has faced the challenges of the theatre process year with joy, knowing we are able to finally gain the reward of a show well done! For the students, for the staff, come show your support and celebrate the arts with us.

All the best,

MAGGIE BOWMAN

9585 N. BR-31 Pentwater