Thank you, Sauk Valley Media, for the great editorial publicizing this weekend’s Penguin Project performances of Annie Jr. (Wednesday, Nov. 13). While it is true that Matt Drennan and I, along with Kalie Conklen from the Sterling Kiwanis Club, brought a dream back from our seeing the Peoria Penguin Project perform in Las Vegas, we had no idea how to make it reality.
Fortunately, we were shortly contacted by two ladies, Dawn Arndt and Natalie Gordon who, along with their daughters MacKenzie and Elsie, were harboring a similar dream. We formed a committee and they are the ones who have truly brought the dream to life through their theatrical know-how.
Credit should also be given to Brandy Spreeman, music director, and others too numerous to mention. The most credit, however, must go to our Penguins and mentors. Please come out and cheer for them and what they are accomplishing.
Note to readers: The Penguin Project of the Sauk Valley’s presentations of “Annie Jr.” will be at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday at Dixon High School’s Wiltz Auditorium, 300 Lincoln Statue Drive. Tickets are $10 and are available at the door.