On May 20, we were honored to be named a 2016 Theatre of Distinction Award by the South Carolina Theatre Association. Board member Donna Saleeby accepted the award on behalf of the theatre.
“On behalf of the Board of Town Theatre, we express our sincerest thanks. Our Executive Director, Town is so grateful to be recognized and it is particularly pleasing that this award is presented to us by Carol Baker. Carol grew up on the stage and is now working in the arts – devoting her life to helping others achieve their best as artists. We also are delighted that Carol’s mother, Anita, is here tonight as well. Anita has been a long time fixture at Town – first starting off as a volunteer and then joining the box office staff. Though she keeps trying to retire, we just cannot let her go! She assists us today by working with our volunteers – engaging them in a way that we could not do without her expertise. And, it is worth noting that Anita’s daughter, whom we refer to fondly as little Anita and her late husband, Charlie, also spent significant time on the Town stage.
Stories like the Baker family are the primary reason that we have such a strong and proud history. The very people that have come in and out of our front doors for the last 98 years – making our productions possible from front of house to curtain call – on stage and off – are certainly how we define ourselves as a theatre. To the South Carolina Theatre Association and to all of you who are involved in the arts to make our world just a little bit brighter – we thank you.”