HIGH TIDE: Behind the lights and scenery at The Rep

Published: Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at 12:54 PM.

Most believe the Seaside Theatre is a perk given by the Seaside business consortium. Nope! The theater group has to pay rent like the other merchants and that’s why they are extremely important to our South Walton arts’ programs.

From visiting our local schools to performing small musicals, the members carry on the “live” theater tradtion. If one looks at the overall team, they all have theatrical backgrounds and some are in college. But even locals can be found on the stage as my friend Bruce Collier is often found expounding his theatrical lines.

Unlike most small troupes that fold up after a season of activities, the Seaside stage never goes dark. The regularly paid staff and actors are always expanding their outreach, building their resumes for the future and bringing in new aspiring locals to the stage. 

 “We are a team, like a chain, each link keeps the other part together,” said Lisa.

As for me, I love the live performance. I was lucky enough to be a part of the stage singers at the Memphis Opera. I will never forget those marvelous days, and as I watched these young members act their hearts out, I wanted to be back on the stage under lights. 

If you are interested in the performing arts or supportive of the theatre, call Lisa at 850-231-0733. You’ll love her witty personality.

Fair winds to ye matey.

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