Letters: Breckenridge theater’s loss a community tragedy
September 2, 2018
In our little corner of theatrical nowhere, we have been blessed with two high quality community theaters, Lake Dillon and Backstage. Both have presented Broadway quality performances such as Other Desert Cities, The Velocity of Autumn, Chicago and most recently Annie.
The announcement of Chris Willard's resignation as artistic director of the Backstage Theatre after 13 epic seasons of growth leaves us with great sadness. However, it wasn't unexpected. As is his style, he departs with class after another fine season.
Over the years as volunteers and season supporters, we have gotten to know Chris. He personifies passion for his work, a strong sense of personal values and dedication to bringing quality theater to our community. The community is most certainly poorer for his loss.
Backstage Theatre probably faces the greatest challenge in its 31 year history. It will require commitment from all of us who love it to survive this traumatic year. From two loyal supporters we wish Chris and the Theatre, Godspeed.
Chris & Shari Dorton
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