Tuesday, November 25, 2008


"Thankfulness is the beginning of gratitude. Gratitude is the completion of thankfulness.Thankfulness may consist merely of words. Gratitude is shown in acts."
~David O. McKay ~

So in this season of Thanksgiving, my thoughts turn to gratitude. As the Development Director, I used to tell people that I was in the "gratitude business." As Interim Executive Director, nothing much has changed except my title! Gratitude abounds here at NC Theatre: gratitude for our founder, De Ann Jones and her son Wally for the creation of our non-profit professional theatre celebrating our 25th anniversary year, gratitude for the City of Raleigh and Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts - the world-class venue in which we perform, gratitude for the unique American art form of musical theatre, gratitude for the thousands of talented actors, musicians and technicians who have created magic on our stage, gratitude for the thousands of patrons who have shared happy and tearful moments and countless standing ovations with us, gratitude for the generosity of individuals, corporations and foundations whose resources ensure our continued growth and success, gratitude for our growing Theatre Education program and the young performers who train with such passion, gratitude for the hundreds of volunteers who have served on our board and as members of the Curtain Callers and finally gratitude for an exceptional hard-working staff that is committed to the mission and vision of NC Theatre.

Thank you in advance for sharing the gift of musical theatre from NC Theatre with a family member or friend - we'll give you two free tickets for every new season subscriber you refer!

Happy Thanksgiving!
Lisa Grele Barrie

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