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Debbie Jersey, Tibbits Will Miss You

Tibbits family suffered another loss this week with the passing of one of our longtime friends and volunteers. Debbie Jersey was active in so many areas for nearly three decades. Her particular love was Summer Theatre, serving on the planning committee for many years. She designed the Summer Theatre programs up until a few years ago. She ushered regularly, distributed brochures, and helped in

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Mary Smith Geeked Tibbits

How can words sufficiently express how much Mary Smith meant to Tibbits Opera House, the staff, the board, the volunteers, and all who dedicated time, talent and donations for the historic theatre? She shared Tibbits with everyone she met. She gave encouragement and support to those of us working to keep the theatre strong. She gave us her time and her heart. How she

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Friend and Supporter, Hal Creal

F. Harold ‘Hal’ Creal (May 18, 1931 – Sept. 3, 2017) Our community lost a staunch visionary and philanthropist; Tibbits Opera House lost an important friend and supporter. Many can speak more knowledgeably of Hal Creal’s business enterprises and service on community boards. Many can also tell of his support of causes and projects from the Naomi Davis Home and the AYSO Soccer Complex

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Top 10 Reason to Come to the Tibbits Auction…

“On the High Seas”… 10.   It’s one place it’s socially acceptable to talk like a pirate. 9.       It’s easier to bid than to walk the plank. 8.       You MIGHT get away with calling your wife/girlfriend a wench. 7.       It’s easy to do, when Polly the Parrot says bid, follow directions. 6.       Our pirate servers will keep your mug filled with Grog. 5.       Come see

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Charles Burr on putting together the season

As soon as the curtain descended on Alone Together Again last summer, I began thinking about what shows we would do for the 2016 season. Many factors go into the final selection of plays: • Cast size • How the potential shows mesh with other possible plays and musicals for a balanced season • New show availability • Audience appeal • What kind of

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