Bravo! Bravo! Bravo!
For 50 years, Staples Players has made magic on stage.
Last night’s 50th anniversary gala may have been the most magical moment of all.
For 4 hours, past and current cast members sang and danced their way through half a century of Players history.
I make my living with words — but words can’t describe last night. It was an astonishing tribute to the power of theater to transform lives — and to a school system and town that nourishes that power.
If you were there, you know what I’m talking about.
If you were not — you missed a true highlight of Westport history.
Thanks to all involved, for reminding us once again why Staples Players is one singular sensation.
Broadway star Bradley Jones joins current cast members for a rousing number. (Photo by Kerry Long)
Four "generations" of Players casts joined together for one great number. (Photo by Kerry Long)
Peter Hirst '68 reprised his Everyman role in the original drama "War and Pieces" -- this time surrounded by current Staples Players. (Photo by Kerry Long)
The Testostertones a cappella group reunited for the 1st time in 10 years. They sounded way cool. (Photo by Kerry Long)
Current Players director David Roth honors founder Craig Matheson. The plaque will hang outside the Black Box Theatre, next to a similar one for Al Pia. (Photo by Kerry Long)
A small segment of the large cast of alumni on stage for the finale. (Photo by Kerry Long)
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