Walking from the final show of The Pirates of Penzance by the North Riverside Players, I knew it was a show I hadn’t seen before. But, I walked out with the same positive, Happy, emotional high and pure joy that I had experienced at every one of their past shows.

Was this their best? Yes and no. The players as a whole set the bar so high and have met and surpassed it in every one of their performances of all past shows. Outstanding dancing and singing goes right to your heart and soul, but by far the great fun, joy and enthusiasm of the players spreads to every member of the audience. It is totally captivating.

Thanks again for turning a quiet Sunday afternoon into a gala event of fun and happiness. This is what makes life worthwhile for all of us. I hope you realize the goodness and satisfaction you bring to your audiences.

Jim Zak

North Riverside