President’s Blog November 2019

President Matt Grimes at Pull-Tight’s October Membership Meeting

Ah, November… the only socially acceptable time of the year to type “how does tryptophan work?” in your browser.

It is also a time to give thanks, and we here at Pull-Tight want to give a huge shout-out to Curt and Aleah Christian for opening their lovely home for our annual Artist Membership Meeting in October. It was a wonderful evening of goodwill and camaraderie, complete with some excellent BBQ sliders! Our next Artist Membership Party will be December 15th at the theatre – be on the lookout for an email with more details!

In other “things to be thankful for,” stop by and take a look at our new shed! The old props shed, affixed at the back of the building for many a year, has seen an upgrade – just call it Sheddy 2.0! Final touches are still ongoing, but we are grateful to have this new, revitalized area for storage and safeguarding our Pull-Tight odds and ends. Many thanks to Lynda Gibbs and Iain Macpherson, who have been at the forefront of seeing this project through.

We are supremely thankful for Sarah Kieffner’s directorial debut at Pull-Tight. Moonlight and Magnolias brought a unique spin to the origin story of Gone With the Wind, grounding us in both hysterics and history. The intimate show – featuring Dan Kassis, JT Landry, Tom Gregg, and Melanie McBurney – provided a grand evening for us all. Kudos!

JT Landry, Dan Kassis, and Tom Gregg in MOONLIGHT AND MAGNOLIAS

As we enter full holiday mode (sidebar – thanks to Claudia Finnegan for agreeing to help deck our halls again this year!), White Christmas promises to be a surefire hit. Director Pat Street has assembled a supremely talented group of individuals to help spread some holiday cheer. Irving Berlin’s yuletide classic follows two former soldiers (David Gallagher and Jason Bell) and a sprightly sister act (Megan Roberts and Rachel Humphrey) as they set out to save a failing Vermont inn owned by the boys’ former commander (Greg Grimsley).

Rehearsal shot of WHITE CHRISTMAS with Rachel Humphrey and Megan Roberts as Judy and Betty Haynes in the number “Sisters.”

Because “’tis the season,” we find that our holiday show normally sells out very quickly, and this year was no exception. Please don’t fret – just go! go! go! to our box office webpage and see what you can do to get yourself on that coveted wait list. If and when tickets become available, our rock star manager Johnny Peppers will make sure to fill these vacancies. It’s the hottest seat in town, so they won’t stay empty for long!

On a final note, please know that we do our best to accommodate how we can during this most glorious (and hectic) time of the year. Should you require any assistance, please reach out to me at the email address below. We want nothing but the merriest for you and yours this holiday season.

From all of us at Pull-Tight, Season’s Greetings!

Matt Grimes
President, Pull-Tight Players Board of Directors