To the editor:

I am writing to give special recognition to Hardy Reeves III, director, and to the production team and cast members of the recent Newman-Crows Landing Unified School District Musical Theatre production of “Newsies.”

My experience was fantastic. I am so thankful for being able to experience such an excellent performance of local students acting, singing and dancing.

Not only was the actual production enjoyable, but Mr. Reeves gave such delightful, humorous dialogues, not only in the beginning with all the legal logistics but throughout the evening with the drawing, closing presentation and comments. Great wit and folly, bringing joy and laughter to all.

This is the first NCLUSD production I have had the opportunity to experience. It certainly will not be the last.

I am so proud of all those individuals and the youth who worked so hard, putting in many hours to make this production a reality and such a wonderful contribution to our community.

We are eagerly awaiting the next production.

I would also like to say how pleased and grateful I am for having this beautiful theatre here in our community, not only for events like this but also for all the wonderful performances that are held in this facility.

It provides us with the opportunity to visit and share experiences with others who we may not see on a regular basis.

Jeannie Canter

Newman