Last night I had a wonderful time enjoying the Holiday Musical Revue at Luke Air Force Base. The exceptionally fine show was conceived and performed by the very good people of the local community theatre group - The Luke Experience. The director was Allyson Schonfeld, and the musical numbers were performed by the usual cast of sparkling characters.
The show was a clever combination of a play - Dicken's A Christmas Carol - interspersed with numerous carols and holiday standards - some classic, and others of a more modern nature. In addition to the seasonal storyline and great music, the performance was enhanced by best lighting design of any of the productions that I have attended at Luke.
The next production by this ambitious theatre group will be Dracula, and open auditions will be held in January.
I will be leaving Luke to retire at the end of February, so the Holiday Revue will probably be the last production of theirs that I will be able to attend. The regular efforts of The Luke Experience have made my time in the desert much more enjoyable than it otherwise would have been.
Here are my New Year's wishes for The Luke Experience: May many more people turn out for your productions in 2014, and may some even go beyond attending and become active in the shows - on the stage and behind the scenes. May 2014 be your best season ever!
Thank you for being here!
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