State Rep. John Hampton honored the Theatre Guild of Simsbury with a special state
proclamation Thursday night.
Last year the town honored the theatre company for its 40th year and Hampton said he wanted to extend that to a state-wide honor.
"You have given us so much joy over the years," said Hampton in a brief presentation, which also included First Selectman Mary Glassman. "The Theatre Guild has always been a jewel in our community."
Karen Sidel, president of the Guild, said she loved the fact that the proclamation was given at a rehearsal and thanked the two for their support.
"The Threatre Guild could not have two
better friends," she said. "Mary and John have always been huge
The Guild's fall musical, "9 to 5," will take place November 16, 22, 23 at 8 pm, and Nov. 17, 24 at 2 p.m. in the Simsbury High School Auditorium. Hampton will play a cameo role.
See more about the show at http://www.theatreguildsimsbury.org/
The proclamation reads:
We are proud to celebrate the incredible forty-year history of the Theatre Guild of Simsbury.
Since 1973, you have delivered joy and magic to Simsbury through the power of first-rate theatrical performances.
Your amazingly gifted Board of Directors and membership has brought people of all ages together, nurturing individual talents and skills, especially in young people.
You have enriched our community by offering extraordinary entertainment -- providing smiles, laughter, thrills and chills, always leaving the audience wanting more.
We are pleased to honor the Theatre Guild for preserving and promoting arts and culture, illuminating the darkness and bringing happiness and light to many generations.
We offer our heartfelt congratulations and our appreciation for your remarkable contributions to our quality of life.
Best wishes for many more years of success.