We are thrilled to have been featured in this months Charlottesville Family Bloom Magazine.
Be sure to check it out (pg. 42)!
We have loved being involved with Black Box, first as enthusiastic audience
members, and for the last year as cast members. The chance to be up on stage has
given the children so much confidence, and the opportunity for us all to be in a
play together was a unique, fun, and rewarding experience. I admire MaryAnne’s
eye for detail — the sets and costumes are always unbelievably professional
looking. We hope for at least 25 more years of BBP! -Lisa Duval
There’s one specific word that you hear repeatedly when talking about MaryAnne
and Black Box. That word is family. That’s what MaryAnne has built. A family.
The proverbial “Village”. From my very first Godspell rehearsal with her to just
last week when she filled out a “job reference” for Erin we have been part of this
amazing family. We have laughed together, cried together and even prayed
together. I have watched both Erin and Jeffrey absolutely blossom in the family
she has built. They have literally grown up in the Black Box family, even before
they were able to walk or talk. Now, not only are they walking and talking they’re
taking to the stage with abandon. Singing their hearts out. Acting silly. Making
life-long friends. Our nuclear family would not be what we are today without our
Black Box family. And there aren’t enough thanks in the world to let her know
how truly she has blessed our little family. -Meghan
Congratulations on your 25th year of bringing the love of theater to so many of the
kids, and adults, in Charlottesville.
Your love of theater, and of children, have created a magical place where kids
learn about growing up, and adults learn about staying young. It has been my
pleasure to work with you for the last few years and watch your vision excite and
mold the young. The seeds you plant in Charlottesville ripple far beyond. Thank
you on behalf of future audiences everywhere!
Truly, there is no place like home… – Carl