Patron shares her enthusiasm for CST

Posted by Heather Pflug, Director of Marketing

Joanne Dahlin, one of our loyal subscribers this season, is still riding high from seeing The Sound of Music last Friday.

Dahlin, along with her friends Pat German, Joan Patlyk, and Carol Jervis, are season ticket holders who purchased their packages last August during Chicago Street’s Denim & Diamonds season preview event.

It was at that event that CST Chairman Jonni Pera gave Dahlin her phone number and encouraged the patron to call after each performance with her comments.

Pera wasn’t sure she would ever hear from her. But Dahlin, a former teacher, took the assignment seriously and has graciously called after Dracula and now The Sound of Music to share her personal critiques.

We are happy to report that Dahlin and her friends have gushed over their CST experiences.

“The play was excellent,” Dahlin reported about The Sound of Music.  “The cast’s timing was great, and the expressions on their faces were just fantastic. They were so believable. Even the little one (Gretl)!

“The energy levels, my goodness, were wonderful. You could see the enthusiasm of every person on that stage. They looked like they were enjoying the performance themselves.

“The kids were darling. The love they projected, you could see it. They worked so well together. I can’t believe that anyone would walk away from there and not have the warm fuzzies.”

Dahlin’s group attended the gala after the show at Strongbow and was able to meet and talk with the cast members. “We raved to them!”

Dahlin would highly recommend becoming a season ticket holder. Not only does she enjoy the show selections, she also loves the venue.

 “You’re so close that you get so absorbed in the play that’s being presented. You feel like you’re right there on stage with them. There’s a real closeness between the audience and the actors.

“I prefer coming here over Chicago theaters where you’re so far away that the performers look like marionettes.”

So Dahlin will keep returning to Chicago Street, enjoying the plays and jotting down her thoughts on a notepad in the dark as she watches.

“You just can’t wait to come back!”