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The Season (so far) in Review

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

By Gil Boggs

As I sit here thinking about what CB has accomplished over the past several months I couldn't be prouder of this organization! We opened with Le Corsaire and after many grueling weeks of rehearsals the dancers and staff rose to the occasion to give our audiences some of the best dancing ever seen in these parts. Dracula certainly brought in all kinds of people dressed for the moment (I love being in the lobby as everyone arrives) and given the reaction to the performances a good blood bath was had by all. After 25 performances of Nutcracker and a BIG thank you to all here at CB for delivering show after show after show, both on stage and front of house, we begin work on Coppelia and the Repertory Series with a promise that you'll enjoy them immensely.

We were also given a $200,000 challenge grant in October and 45 days to meet it. One of our board members pledged the last $50,000 and as the final date came we had surpassed the goal without that pledge! So a second challenge was issued to match the 50K, which we did and through very hard work we ended over $500,000! The response we received from our patrons and the community tells me people like what CB is doing.

I wish you a wonderful and prosperous New Year and hope to see you at the Ellie in February and March.


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