Making Friends, Gaining Confidence, and Learning Responsibility

When she was young, my daughter Krystal Collins always wanted to try acting. When we moved to Crossville, TN we found the opportunity to enroll her in a summer program at the Playhouse.

With no prior experience, she was fortunate enough to learn the art of acting from Jim & Annie Crabtree! She was cast in two leading roles in “The perils of Pinocchio,” and loved every minute of it! That experience helped her gain confidence in herself, learn responsibility (which has helped her in many areas of her life), and make friendships that will last a lifetime. She went on to be in three more productions at the Playhouse, including her favorite “The Music Man.”

I had the honor of being able to serve as a backstage helper during “The Music Man.” I learned so much about theater and also created friendships that will last a lifetime! Krystal is a now in 11th Grade at Cumberland Co. High School. She is a straight A student and has just been voted President of (Beta) National Honor Society! We feel so grateful to have been a part of the Playhouse family and will always love and support the Cumberland County Playhouse and all the wonderful work that they do!

Judy Collins & Krystal Collins
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