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An Evening With Dr. Seuss just the beginning

By Staff | Mar 23, 2011

Audience members who had the privilege of seeing An Evening With Dr. Seuss at the Little Theater at Estherville High School Tuesday night had a great taste of things to come.

Esther’s Players, the group that put on the performance, is bringing something that Estherville has been hungry for – and for a live time. That’s live theater with a little family twist, something that isn’t going to have parents covering their children’s eyes or ears when they go to a performance.

Art -and that most certainly includes theater – is really a reflection of a community, a community’s values, the image it wishes to portray, a self-portrait, if you will. By offering such wholesome family entertainment, Esther’s Players is saying great things about Estherville.

And those great things will most certainly continue. The Excel! Estherville Arts and Culture Committee, of which Esther’s Players is a valuable component, is striving to bring the best of arts and culture to Estherville. A great example of that is the Barber of Seville last year and The Magic Flute again this spring.

Other great arts projects by the Excel! Arts and Culture Committee have included the Neighborhood Artists Review with venues at Emmet County State Bank and at Little Swan Lake Winery.

The upshot of all this is that the arts are getting a tremendous shot in the arm – both in public awareness as well as public appreciation. The more that people know about art, the more they will come to value it.

The arts are also an essential component of tourism, too. People will travel for a good play or musical performance, and if they enjoy it, they’ll spread the word so other people come too.

You can look for the arts to grow steadily in Estherville.

And we’ll probably all be amazed at how great they become.