Community Little Theatre (CLT) has announced the date of their 2017 Annual Membership Meeting. The event will take place on Tuesday September 26th at CLT on Academy Street in Auburn. "Meet and Greet" begins at 6:30, the meeting will begin promptly at 6:00 pm. This is an opportunity for all CLT Members to get a detailed look back into our previous season, learn about CLT's future growth plans, get a sneak peak into plans for next season, and nominate and vote in new members of the Board of Directors.
Barbara Randall was a long time participant and supporter of CLT. She was often seen in small but pivotal roles; her manner and demeanor always carried authority - the weight of many years of teaching in the classroom (Her husband was the Auburn Superintendent of Schools for many years as well).
When Barbara recently passed, she bequeathed a percentage of her estate to CLT. The CLT Board of Directors has decided to use this money to design and install a lighting catwalk. The catwalk will make hanging and removing lights, refocusing, and repairing the lights much easier and safer. If you've ever been to CLT you know the ceilings upon which the lights hang is very, very high. The catwalk will enable those people who have wanted to do lighting but weren't comfortable with ladders to now get up close and personal with lighting instruments and to thus expand our pool of qualified lighting technicians.
It seems only right that, even in her passing, Barbara is helping us to educate a new generation of theater savvy people! Pleasing join us in thanking Barbara and her family for the continued support and dedication to CLT!
L/A Community Little Theatre has lost three amazing members of our family recently: Pat Schnitzer, Lynne LeSuer and Janet Gibson. Our sincere condolences go out to the families.
Pat Schnitzer passed away quietly in October, surrounded by family and friends. Pat has left an indelible mark on CLT. She is perhaps best known in her role as Costume chair and as a costumer extraordinaire. We quite literally couldn’t tally all of the shows she has costumed for CLT. Some people know the history of CLT the organization - Pat knows the history of CLT’s costumes, and she could probably tell you a particular costumes’ entire pedigree! Here she is being recognized at our 75th Anniversary Gala for her lifetime's work and for making so many people look so good!
Lynne LeSuer was a long time patron, season ticket holder and sometimes cast member at CLT. Lynne passed away in late November. She and her wife Melanie have been wonderful supporters of L/A Community Little Theatre - they were always a familiar face on the audience. On occasion, we could sometimes get Lynne onstage - like in our productions of "A Christmas Carol". Behind the curtains, or in front of them, Lynne will be sorely missed.
Janet passed in her sleep Saturday, December 10th. Janet has appeared on stage in numerous CLT productions. However, our CLT patrons often considered her to be the face of CLT as she served in the capacity of Box Office Manager and Season Ticket Coordinator for a number of years. Janet was our CLT Historian - she wrote the book – literally, about the history of CLT so that we might all have access to that treasure trove of information. Janet was also recognized at our 75th Anniversary Gala for her many, many years of service to CLT.
"Who can say if I've been changed for the better,
but because I knew you
I have been changed for good."
-Stephen Schwartz, "Wicked"