The cast of the musical 'Chicago' rehearse at Creske Center auditorium in Mosinee.
EDITOR: A few weeks ago, I admired the recent D.C. Everest theater department's production of "Children of Eden" in a letter to the editor which explained that my late wife and I had season tickets to nine different Twin Cities amateur and professional theaters for more than 40 years. Since that production and my letter appeared in the Daily Herald, I wish to extend similar congratulations to two more area theater groups: Mosinee Community Theatre and University of Wisconsin Marathon County.
The former's "Chicago" musical at the Creske Center Auditorium in late July and the UWMC Theater's "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" last week at the UW Center for Civic Engagement, as well as Wausau Community Theater's "The King and I" which just finished its run at the Grand Theater deserve equal plaudits.
"Chicago" featured 83 performers and musicians in excellent and tuneful production numbers. It was a lively and fun performance.
The Woolf play was a verbal and physical challenge featuring a talented four-person cast of Jim O'Connell, Sarah Rudolph, Jim Macco and Abby Lee. It was as good a local presentation as my aging but very experienced eyes have had the pleasure of enjoying.
"The King and I" had outstanding voices and costuming. It was great fun to see the young cast performing.
If those of you reading my letter want to see big-time theater with easy parking in comfortable facilities at very reasonable prices, don't miss these and many other local theater groups' efforts.