To the Editor:
Yes Virginia, There is a Santa Claus.
And he arrived early in Riverhead this weekend.
The Riverhead Community and Faculty Theatre (RFCT) 2011 production of Hello, Dolly! Showed all that is right, right here in Riverhead. Under the watchful eye of Director Robert J. Beodeker, RFCT brings to life this Broadway classic. While I could speak of Marion Stark’s heart-tugging performance as Dolly Levi or Phillip Centonze commanding portrayal of Horace Vandergelder or the delicate baton work of Laura Nitti who conducts the orchestra to make a musical a musical I will not. This is not a review. Lacking credentials for a critic, I can only offer my opinion.
This cast and crew leaves no stone unturned, nor any heart untouched. The only thing missing is you. While others may offer distraction to the gems of Riverhead, RFCT comes to the forefront offering their collective time and talent to make Riverhead a truly better place. To overhear so many saying how wonderful the production was and to see how happy the cast/crew were to meet audience afterwards, my opinion is that if you did not see RFCT’s Hello,Dolly!, you don’t know how good Riverhead can be.
There are two more performances left, Nov 18th and 19th.
Performances are held at the Riverhead High School. Visit www.rfct.org for ticket information or call 631-725-2009
Gregg L. Grothmann