Dear TMP audiences,
Can you believe it’s been 25 years since we produced our first show “Driving Miss Daisy”in the Newhall Audito- rium at Shattuck-St. Mary’s School? Twelve years ago we presented the first play, “A Christmas Carol,” at the Paradise Center for the Arts in the Bahl Family Auditorium. From the very beginning of the Paradise project, we worked hard with the Faribault Arts Center to make that dream come true. I look back on all of the dear friends I’ve made through The Merlin Players. To our founding Board of Directors I say thank you for daring to take the leap and to my current Board I am so grateful for your hard work as well. Over the years, we have had people have moved away, and we have watched as our high school interns have gone on to successful lives. We have lost some dear friends. To Lois Vranesh, Craig Berg, Daniel Freeman, and George Langemo, your contributions to TMP were, and remain, invaluable. You are still dearly missed. Please consider joining us for our 25th season. We will work hard to continue to bring you high quality theater experiences filled with laughter, power and love. Look for our 25th Anniversary show in March, 2020 when we will bring together performers of songs and scenes from past shows. See you at the theater.
Julianna Skluzacek Artistic Director