BY SCOTTIE TAYLOR IVERSONCOMMUNITY EDITOR
On Deck: The History of the Negro Baseball Leagues with exhibits and Bob Kendrick sharing American history and American sports history on Friday September 13. Opening Night smash – Denver’s own Mary Louise Lee Orchestra Diana Ross Tribute on Saturday, September 21. It’s amazing what a small committed team of only 14 staff members who love their work and a treasure trove of 150 passionate volunteers can do! That winning combination belongs to the south suburbs own Lone Tree Arts Center (LTAC). Remarkable programming is the hallmark of this award-winning organization. (Scientific and Cultural Facilities District’s Rex Morgan Award and Mayor of Denver’s Award to name a few) “This season is going to be the biggest ever,” said Lisa Rigsby Peterson, executive director of this 500-seat theatre. Each year Lisa attends a conference in New York with 2,500 others to choose the unique productions for LTAC.”We are so excited that people are responding. We keep growing and enjoying success. From day one (in 2011) we wanted attendees to have a great experience at Lone Tree Arts Center and feel that they couldn’t wait to come back. That first year, we had ten productions. This season we have 30. The pillar is our remarkable programming. We are taking the lead, introducing diversity and making an impact on the community.” The subscriber list now numbers 1,140 with an anticipated number of 1,300 by year end. With affordable pricing, warm ambiance, free and close-in parking with many restaurants nearby – an evening out is convenient and relaxing. “We want guests to feel part of the arts community and that they have a home here,” said Lisa. “They are greeted with smiling faces and there is always a manger on duty to insure a positive, memorable experience.” Even the artists feel at home at Lone Tree Arts Center and graciously visit and pose for photo ops after performances.
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