There’s a very special place in my heart for Mount Baker Theatre. This Bellingham treasure was built in 1927 and is the largest performing arts facility of its kind north of Seattle. I remember, as a child, watching the movie “Where the Lilies Bloom.” I remember going to see Weird Al and other great shows as I grew. I was on staff as Program Director for three years, and I have welcomed many an audience and even performed on the MBT stage. (I played The Pea in “Once Upon the End,” produced by Bellingham Children’s Theatre in 1999.)
You can imagine, then, how honored I was to be asked to emcee Mount Baker Theatre’s recent Season Preview and Benefit. It was the who’s-who of the arts and philanthropic community in NW Washington. Mount Baker Theatre members and sponsors were invited to get a sneak peak of MBT’s 2010-2011 Season. It was a fabulous night and I thank MBT for letting me be a part of it. That place in my heart continues to grow for this amazing performing arts organization.