Guest Column: Once again, Star Follies impresses |

Guest Column: Once again, Star Follies impresses

Incline Star Follies 2013, Incline’s educational fundraiser, once again took center stage this past weekend at the Cal Neva. Thank you Cal Neva for letting us use your venue.

This event really demonstrates how it takes a village to raise our children and put on a show. There are so many individuals that need to be thanked for their endless hours of dedication to make this event possible, and a wonderful experience for all to enjoy.

The key players are:

Ron Stichter, the producer, who along with his other many responsibilities this year produced the program.

Don Hertel, the director, migrates every year from San Diego to work with each act. He brings his expertise and his talented crew of three with him to setup the stage and help with music.

Kathie Goldberg, the assistant director, who casts the show with others, and coordinates all the rehearsals to name just a few of her tasks. Everyone in this production knows Star Follies would be lost without Kathie.

Karen Osborne, newcomer Lily Baran and talented Kayla Goldberg, a senior at Incline High School, our three choreographers, worked with students and adult members to perfect individual numbers.

Next, the three school administrators, various staff members and students from all three schools gave up many hours of their own time to attend rehearsals and be a part of this show.

Also a big thank you goes to all the following volunteers who helped rehearsal and show nights: hair and makeup artists, seamstress, shirt/DVD sales, light/sound crew, ushers, backstage attendants, photographers and will-call sales. Potlatch — thank you for always letting us use your store to sell tickets beforehand.

Of course, Star Follies would not go on stage without the generous support of our Sponsors:

Show Sponsor: Wells Fargo Bank

Show Host: Cal Neva

Media Sponsors: North Lake Tahoe Bonanza

And more sponsors: Linda and Richard Offerdahl – Dress the Part(y), China Wok, Dr. Vincent D’Ascoli, Joan Davis Art Studios, Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe, Lakeshore Realty, Strotz Photography Saint Francis of Assisi Church, Austin’s, Bowl Incline, Michael Chamberlain (Coldwell Banker Select Real Estate), Chase International, Coldwell Banker Select Real Estate, Eurotech, Life Point Church, Mike Menath Insurance, Mueller and Company, Pepsi, Ponderosa Property Maintenance, Potlatch, Ashley Quinn, Rainbow Printing, Raley’s, Rookies, Sierra Health Mart Pharmacy, Sierra Nevada Properties, Jen Schmidt Photography, Dr. Jonathan Smith, Tahoe Players, T’s Rotisserie, Village Market, Village Ace Hardware,Cheryl Delehanty (Coldwell Banker Select Real Estate; TOYS FOR TOTS),Diane Brown (Lakeshore Realty), Colvin Perine Team (Coldwell Banker Select Real Estate), First Centennial Title Co. of Nevada, Ted & Joan Fuller, Sandy Junell (Coldwell Banker Select Real Estate), Sherine Kuckhoff (Coldwell Banker Select Real Estate), Janet & Todd Lowe, Paul Nannini (State Farm Insurance) and Janet Pahl (Coldwell Banker Select Real Estate).

In addition, the cast/crew could not put out the amount of energy without the  generous donation of food and water by these restaurants/stores: Austin’s, Arnie’s, BarBarBar, DiMaggio’s, Raley’s, Rookies, Susie Scoops, Subway, T’s Rotisserie, Tomatoo’s, Village Meats, Village Market and Wild Alaskan.

Finally, any production would not be complete without a big thank you to YOU, the audience, who come to support those on stage and also support the future of education in our village. You are the best. Thank you again.

Lenty Hagen is an Incline Village resident.

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