What Ziegfeld means to us:
Theater is a huge part of our lives. It’s an activity that we enjoy with friends, with family, or as a date night. Don’t get us wrong - we love big fancy productions - done in big fancy theaters . . . . . But we love The Ziegfeld Community Theater even more. Here’s the thing . . . . .
The first play we ever saw at the Zig was Fiddler on the Roof 4 years ago. We sat in a small theater that was hot, the chairs were uncomfortable, and the Fiddler almost fell off the roof! Okay, well that might be an exaggeration, but the “roof” (stage prop) did sort of fall apart. We watched as these actors and actresses poured their hearts out and the show went on! It was the best performance of Fiddler on the Roof we had ever seen. It was captivating and from there we were hooked.
Since that day we have been season ticket holders and haven’t missed a show. We’ve witnessed young kids perform live theater for the first time in front of an audience. We’ve seen their confidence and abilities develop and grow to whole new levels. We’ve watched as some grow up - some move on - some take on new roles (like choreography or directing).
It has been heartwarming to see The Ziegfeld Theater contribute to our community and the growth of our youth. The Zig creates a family friendly environment that teaches the strong values of hard work, honesty, compassion, teamwork, and perseverance in a city where kids and teens can easily get lost.
Should you decide you want to experience this captivating crew for yourself - we are happy to report - over the past years the chairs have become more comfortable, the temperature more reasonable and the sets more sturdy. It’s been inspiring to watch the owners pour blood, sweat, and tears into their dream - resulting in the creation of a family and an environment that we are so thankful to be a small part of.
Like any community foundation, they rely on community involvement and support. We know that any amount we can raise to support them will go to helping create life changing moments in our local communities.
Truth is we need The Ziegfeld Theater just as much as they need us.