“We have now at all times beloved serving native wines on the bar within the Patron’s Backyard earlier than PCPA performances and dwell music concert events,” Lois stated, “so we will likely be lending our names to that bar. What higher approach to make use of cancelled journey funds than to move alongside the enjoyment of dwell efficiency to future generations.”
Through the pandemic 12 months, Lily Carey was in a position to give generously to numerous nonprofits, together with Direct Aid Worldwide, UCSB Arts & Lectures, native Rotary, and Theaterfest. Lily sees all kinds of efficiency arts as “needed for everybody’s sanity.”
However she has a further cause to assist dwell theater: Her grandfather, Harry Carey — who appeared in motion pictures alongside John Wayne and Jimmy Stewart — was a playwright and acted in New York theater earlier than coming to Hollywood. So Lily appears with particular affection on the PCPA performers who take the stage of Solvang Pageant Theater every summer time.
“The performers are incredible,” Lily stated. “Even judged towards performers in main cities, they’re wonderful. Apart from,” she continued, “this glorious outside theater is the gem of the Valley — as a neighborhood we’ve got to do no matter it takes to make certain it would proceed to thrive.”
Valley residents Invoice and Kelley Brennan had been vacationing in New Zealand final March when borders started to shut as a result of pandemic. Having to go away New Zealand early was an enormous disappointment, however the journey firm did come via with a refund.
As increasingly more actions closed right here at residence, the Brennans had time to replicate on the numerous summer time evenings they’d loved over time on the Solvang Pageant Theater — sitting beneath the celebs, sipping wine, catching up with pals and neighbors. “It simply appeared proper,” Kelley stated, “to place this journey refund towards serving to to rebuild the theater, doing our half to make sure skilled dwell theater and music for future generations of Valley residents and vacationers.”