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Sunday, June 12, 2011

Thank You

Contrary to popular belief, the bow at the end of a play or musical is not for the actor to get his or her due praise. We bow in theatre to show our appreciation for the audience - to say THANK YOU!


This weekend we had two sold out shows for The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee in Downtown Lynn. Yeah, there's blood and sweat that goes into putting something like this together and believe me the last few months have been intense, but it makes it all worth it when YOU come to see it. So, I just wanted to take a break and say thank you.

I walked around Downtown Lynn at 7PM on Saturday night to see who was out at the restaurants. I shook hands at 80% of the tables at The Blue Ox and on my way back I stopped in to Turbine Wine Bar where patrons were having pre-show meals as well. After both nights, Turbine Wine Bar was packed with post-showgoers. As we all know the Arts is a key to economic development downtown and it's working. I saw it with my own eyes last night.




All of this is not to toot my own horn. This event was the work of almost 100 people. Come and read the playbill to see how all your neighbors from across the North Shore and beyond came together to put this on. All of this is to toot your horn. Thanks for the support. Thanks for coming. Tell everyone you know to get to the theatre next weekend. We still have the following performances.




Get tickets at artsafterhours.comor by calling 781-205-4010.

June 12th 4PM
w/ Guest Speller
Chomps the Alligator, Mascot of the North Shore Navigators

June 16th 8PM
w/ Guest Spellers
Lynn Museum Director Kate Luchini
David J. Solimine, Jr. of Solimine, Landergan & Richardson Funeral Homes

June 17th 8PM
w/ Guest Spellers
Charles Gaeta, Executive Director of LHAND
Lucy Dearborn, Owner of Lucia Lighting and Design
Susan Halter, Executive Director of LynnArts

June 18th 8PM - special 21+ Adult Bee (Strong language and adult themes)

June 19th 4PM
Matt O'Neil, Executive Chef and Managing Partner of The Blue Ox
Stephen Hanley, Owner of Turbine Wine Bar

Tickets: $20 Adults, $18 Children & Seniors (65+)

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