News from Bruce Bider

Hi Ron, Beth and Isaac and the whole French Woods crew.

I can’t believe the school year is almost over (where did it go?) and summer begins next month, but I am really looking forward to it! Hope all is well and that you have a great opening and session 1.

I wanted to say a great big “Thanks” to Ron for enabling me to get to know Thoroughly Modern Millie from the “inside” … as you know, I ended up choosing it for my high school musical this year, with former campers Melissa Smith as Muzzy and Brittany Jakubowitz as Miss Flannery.

We were honored to have in our audience, at my invitation, the esteemed theatre journalist Peter Filichia, of Theatermania.com and the Newark Star-Ledger; Tony voter and author of my favorite “trade” book Let’s Put on a Musical: How to Choose the Right Show For Your School, Community or Professional Theater. I hope you will permit me to share with you Peter’s incredibly gratifying words, which appeared in his April column

So thanks again, Ron, for providing the inspiration to make it happen!

See you soon —

Best regards,
Bruce