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Even in tough times it’s important to support community theater

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Times are tough; we are all cutting back. But we cannot allow our local theater groups to suffer. Last Friday we saw “Okla-homa” at the Magic Circle Theater in Roseville. It featured a great cast, vibrant set, live chamber orchestra and wonderful singing. The theater is small and easy to navigate. I had to drive only a few miles to see it. We opted for the dinner, too. The food is great and you can enjoy your wine and then mellow in the theater before driving home. Just one problem: The theater was only half-filled. As we left, we resolved to spend more Fridays at the Magic Circle, but likewise we wondered how long they can survive with half-filled performances. True, the downtown theaters do a good job and also need our support. But local theater groups are special. So, treat yourself. You will resolve, as have we, to abandon your usual Friday routine and have some fun at the stage door. Roger S. Peterson, Rocklin