2013-08-15 / Letters

Totem Pole Needs Sell-Out Crowds Or Magic May End!

To The Editor:

The Totem Pole Playhouse has been a wonderful and exciting part of summers at Caledonia for 63 years. This year continues to be no exception! In fact 2013 is the biggest, brightest and boldest season ever!

Even though Totem Pole has made remarkable strides in meeting its many financial obligations this year, the attendance for our final musicals, “Barnum” and “Leader of the Pack” will truly decide Totem Pole’s future. With only four weeks remaining in the season, it is now crucial for Totem Pole to have “sell-out” crowds!

True, Totem Pole is making progress, but it may not be sufficient to carry the theater into the future. As Totem Pole supporters, please encourage your family and friends to attend the final two musicals at Totem Pole and experience marvelous live professional theater in the serene setting of Caledonia, before it is too late!

August 6-18: “Barnum,” the three-time Tony-award-winning musical, is a family-friendly musical about the life and work of America’s greatest showman, P.T. Barnum. This musical features a cast and orchestra of 31 professionals and is Totem Pole’s biggest production ever! Ticket prices range from $39.50 to $69.50 because the production budget is close to $150,000.

August 20 through September 1: “Leader of the Pack” is a celebration of the 60s. Doo-wop classics such as “Be My Baby,” “Chapel of Love,” “Leader of the Pack,” “Da Doo Ron Ron” will have you dancing in the aisles. Since it has less production costs, ticket prices range from $19.50 to $49.50.

Additional information: 25 percent discounts for groups of 15 or more and 50 percent discounts for students and children older than 5 at TotemPolePlayhouse.org or by calling 717-352-2164.

The Totem Pole

Playhouse (Volunteer)

Board of Directors

David Black

William Gindlesperger

Maxine Gindlesperger

Mary Louise Lucas

Karl Shreiner

Rose Tripi

Dana Witt

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