Crestview arts and culture leader: Community, business leaders should support local culture

Published: Saturday, April 5, 2014 at 05:12 PM.

CRESTVIEW — While audiences have favorably received View From the Stage's first three productions, "The Miracle Worker" producer Berit Faust realizes the troupe faces a continued challenge in making residents aware they have a community theatre.

Community and business leaders' absence during "A Christmas Carol," the company's December musical, indicate to VFTS producers they have a way to go.

It was also a disappointment for culture proponents, who stress the importance of a rich quality of life in attracting new area businesses.

"As we go forward, I really hope community leaders and the business community will increase their support of not only this, but of other cultural organizations that benefit not only those of us who live here, but those companies looking to relocate here and bring their families here," Crestview Area Chamber of Commerce Arts and Culture Committee chairwoman Rae Schwartz said.

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