GCAA’s Matt Frederickson & Lisa Kaczmarczyk received the following letter from Kimberly Klick, who is on the Board of Directors of Arts for Life:
ARTS FOR LIFE is recognizing Brandon Riley with a nomination for our 18th AnnualBest Performance Awards for Community Musical Theatre. This year’s nominations have selected Brandon for his award worthy achievement of Best Direction of a Youth Musical Production for the musical Oliver! by St. Louis Summer Players. Over 1,338 participants were eligible for nominations this year. ARTS FOR LIFE is dedicated to recognizing, supporting and promoting community theatre in the Metro-St. Louis area. We salute these volunteers and encourage their talent that only enriches our community and our culture.
We would like your help in congratulating Brandon on this outstanding accomplishment. If you have a newsletter, please consider an article about his artistic endeavors. A portion of our press release follows below. You may check our website for information about our organization: www.arsforlife.org.
The awards event is open to the public, and production numbers from many nominated shows will be presented to showcase the “Best of the Best” from last year’s musical theatre productions. We would love to have Brandon’s associates present to show support.
Please also consider purchasing an advertisement in our program to congratulate Brandon on this outstanding achievement. Rates are listed on the enclosed flyer. Deadline is May 9th. Your advertisement would reach 650+ arts patrons/performers at our event and over 1200 through our newsletter, website & social media campaigns. We are very proud of all the people who volunteer their time to bring the Arts to the St. Louis community, and hope that you will help us recognize their efforts. From this collaborative endeavor, we all win in the long run—and it is, indeed, a fun run!
Thank you for your consideration.
AFL Board of Directors
AFL provided this information about the 18th Annual Best Performance Awards, to be held June 11, 2017.
Arts for Life Describes itself as follows:
As we watch music education and theatre programs rapidly die in our schools, the need to keep community theatre alive is more important now, than ever. ARTS FOR LIFE, a non-profit organization with the mission of “Making A Dramatic Difference”, is passionate about the healing power of the performing arts, and is proud to salute, support, and serve the theatre groups in the Metro-St. Louis area. ARTS FOR LIFE is dedicated to promoting public awareness of local community theatre, encouraging excellence in the arts, and acknowledging the incredible people who are a part of it. ARTS FOR LIFE is also committed to supporting charitable programs in helping children, the under-served, and the community.
Each year, ARTS FOR LIFE conducts a special event, The Best Performance Awards for community musical threatre. This event is to recognize the incredible talent we have in St. Louis community theatre, and honor the passion and dedication of those who build this amazing, and unique theatrical community.