All about us...the Silver Stage Players!

The talk on the streets...there's a buzz around town and the name on everyone's lips is Silver Stage Players ! We like to list the comments about our company here on our talk page to let people know we are listening to them. These are just a sampling of the comments we get in snail mail, e-mail, over the phone, and in person:

"I loved Pirates! I was pleasantly surprised at the quality of the vocals. It was really good. I loved the sets." - Gail Mierins on the SSP-GBC Joint, The Pirates of Penzance

"Sooooo worth the trip. The whole play was great!" - Rickie Spearin on Bard in the Yard II - The Battle of the Sexes

"Had a great Time!" - DeWayne Brown on Bard in the Yard II - The Battle of the Sexes

"I enjoyed it and was impressed with all the talent. If I was not planning on retiring and moving south I would join you. I will come again to the next one." - Joan C. Dunn, Newmont Mining Corporation, Land Department on Bard in the Yard II - The Battle of the Sexes

"EXCELLENT show! We saw the Friday night performance and it was first rate!" - Dr. John Patrick Rice, PhD, Chief Development Officer, Institutional Advancement, Great Basin College on Bard in the Yard II - The Battle of the Sexes

"I loved the show! Everyone did such a great job!" - Jennifer Anderson on Bard in the Yard II - The Battle of the Sexes

"Loved it Frank! Absolutely loved it!" - Kat Pejic on Bard in the Yard II - The Battle of the Sexes

"A fantabulous show indeed!!" - Kim Bussey on Bard in the Yard II - The Battle of the Sexes

"It made for a great date night!" - Robin Ballew on Bard in the Yard II - The Battle of the Sexes

"Yup, I was there and it was fantastic!!!!" - Janet Pearce Petersen on Bard in the Yard II - The Battle of the Sexes

"Went to see Bard In the Yard II for the first time last night and it was awesome! All you guys were awesome and it would be totally worth it to go see it again!" - Myriah Rutter on Bard in the Yard II - The Battle of the Sexes

I loved it! I laughed....and cried....and loved every second! Amazing job to cast and crew!!!! - Rebecca Holt Kufeld on Bard in the Yard II - The Battle of the Sexes

"It was nice to see a presentation that put the different plays together in a way to explore the relationship of men and women. Well thought out. I have always loved theater in the round especially when the audience becomes part of the play. Nice job." - Tim Beasley, Computer Technician, Great Basin College on Bard in the Yard II - The Battle of the Sexes

"The Bard in the Yard was awesome! Good job Puck!" - Melissa Saumer Coker on Bard in the Yard II - The Battle of the Sexes

"I really enjoyed the creativity of intertwining Puck's roll throughout the scene excerpts. It all flowed nicely and the combination of scenes worked well with the theme. I also enjoyed the use of the entire "stage". Not only was it a beautiful and comfortable setting, the utilization of the whole space engaged the audience was both unexpected and entertaining. Can't wait to see it again next week!" - Kassandra Toney, Great Basin College on Bard in the Yard II - The Battle of the Sexes

"I loved it.!" - Dr. Gretchen Skivington, PhD, Great Basin College, Fine Arts and Humanities Chair on Bard in the Yard II - The Battle of the Sexes

"Y'all were great guests and the show went off like clockwork. Congratulations for a job well-done!" - Krinn of Jarbidge, Nevada on the Jarbidge Centennial Celebration production of The Last U.S. Mail Stage Robbery: A Mellerdrammer of Truth & Fiction (2009)

"Pam & I loved every minute of it. The staging and tech work was excellent. Each cast member was delightful and the fact they were having fun was evident. The guy and girl role between the table and characters was an extra fun touch. Aslo including the audience was a great idea. We think the whole idea was a winnner and we hope to see more. We would certainly attend ! This looks like a win win for the Silver Stage Players and the community!" - Mel and Pam Flores of Spring Creek, Nevada on the murder mystery dinner theater production of Death of a Doornail (2009)

"Frank, as far as the show on Saturday, I loved it! I think the Silver Stage Players are doing a great job... keep it up!." - Catherine Wines- Exhibits Coordinator Northeastern Nevada Museum of Elko, Nevada on the murder mystery dinner theater production of Death of a Doornail (2009)

"*applause* SSP did an awesome job on your murder mystery dinner theater! We loved it! Yes, we enjoyed the performance and its ambiance. Even though we didn’t know the other guests at our table, we had a great time sharing this experience with them. We really appreciated that tables seated only six people, great thinking! We would most definitely attend another event such as this! Again, great job to all of you! We greatly appreciate your hard work and talent." - Della-Mae and Terry Kuchta of Elko, Nevada on the murder mystery dinner theater production of Death of a Doornail (2009)

“It was a big and awesome shoe, a really awesome BIG shoe. There were 5 other adults that accompanied me to the event. We had fun and the performance was great. The best part was is that it of course was a legitimate performance by a bunch of dedicated volunteers that make up Silver Stage Players. The set and ambience that was created added to the personal experience. I so wished that I was a part of the show!" - Delmo Andreozzi- Elko, Nevada on the murder mystery dinner theater production of Death of a Doornail (2009)

“The play the other night, it was the bomb, I really enjoyed it." - Tim Felzien- Spring Creek, Nevada on the murder mystery dinner theater production of Death of a Doornail (2009)

“ We (Lee and I) thought it was a good performance and we would consider going along again. I think the actors did a great job. Good thing is you teamed up with the Flying Fish, and their food is always great, so that’s a pull for me. On the food – it was great, no complaints from our end. Service was great. Job well done!." - Sherry Sampson- Elko, Nevada on the murder mystery dinner theater production of Death of a Doornail (2009)

“Had a great time! I especially liked the plot twist at the end. That was funny! I would definitely come to another one. It was a very enjoyable evening." - Pam Gaines- Spring Creek, Nevada on the murder mystery dinner theater production of Death of a Doornail (2009)

“I for one loved it! Everyone did an excellent job and I would certainly attend another." - Izzy Felzien- Spring Creek, Nevada on the murder mystery dinner theater production of Death of a Doornail (2009)

“Frank, I visited your site and it is very professional looking. You will inspire me to do more with our website." - Carol Bignell- Roswell Little Theatre Roswell, New Mexico on www.silverstage.org (2008)

“Frank, you are definitely an artistic and executive man of vision, qualities I see and appreciate!" - Beth Fine- New Foundland, Canada on Lysistrata (2008)

“We loved last summers outdoor production, that was great! We would love to have another opportunity such as that." - Della-Mae and Terry Kuchta of Elko, Nevada on Lysistrata (2008)

“Frank, congratulations on Lysistrata! I loved it! If any of you haven't seen it, you should! It was great! Another very successful production from SSP! Congrats! " - Catherine Wines- Exhibits Coordinator Northeastern Nevada Museum of Elko, Nevada on Lysistrata (2008)

“On behalf of myself and Jen, Jack and Joan at DLC, we would like to thank you and the cast of Lysistrata for your participation in Poetry night. It was a pure joy to have so many people there doing spoken word. We absolutly loved it! " - Bailey Billington Benson of Duncan Littlecreek Gallery in Elko, Nevada on Lysistrata (2008)

“Frank, I told one of my friends that this production was one of the best plays I've ever seen in Elko. Honestly, it was top-notch. We loved every minute of it." - Vicki Rossolo of Elko, Nevada on Lysistrata (2008)

“It was a great play! We're coming back on Friday night. " - Tim Felzien of Spring Creek, Nevada on Lysistrata (2008)

“We really enjoyed ourselves. Everyone was laughing." - Chuck Gaines of Spring Creek, Nevada on Lysistrata (2008)

“I certainly did enjoy myself!" - Jared DuBach of Elko, Nevada on Lysistrata (2008)

“Frank, this is a great show. You should be so proud. The show is wonderful. Congrats!" - Hugh Rossolo of Elko, Nevada on Lysistrata (2008)

“I had fun! You did a wonderful job and I would like to go and see it again." - Isabel Felzien of Spring Creek, Nevada on Lysistrata (2008)

“My family and I did attend last nights performance of Peter Pan. We enjoyed it thoroughly, and look forward to your next production. Thank you for providing this wonderful community amenity." - Ginna Reyes of Elko, Nevada on Peter Pan (2008)

“Peter Pan was wonderful and my daughter would enjoy being involved in that kind of production."

Kelly Bates of Elko, Nevada on Peter Pan (2008)

“I thought the show was great... a great bit of casting, directing and acting. Good for you guys...And I loved the simple set and the black box arena setting. Well done, all around. You worked hard, put on a great play, and gave a great gift to the community!"

John Patrick Rice, PhD Great Basin College of Elko, Nevada on Glengarry Glen Ross (2007)

"It was a great show. I wanted to take a quick minute to thank you for your hard work and dedication to an awesome show."

Jo Brown of Elko, Nevada on Glengarry Glen Ross (2007)

“Jim and I enjoyed ourselves. GREAT SHOW once again!"

Jennifer Ford of Elko, Nevada on Glengarry Glen Ross (2007)

“The show was fantastic! We look forward to future productions by SSP and Blue Yeti!"

Jared DuBach Elko Daily Free Press Lifestyles Editor of Elko, Nevada on Glengarry Glen Ross (2007)

"It was a great show!"

University of Utah Theater student Lauren from Salt Lake City, Utah on Glengarry Glen Ross (2007)

“I bet Mamet himself would have loved to see this production and what they did with it. Even though it was from a smaller acting group, they posses great talent, true dedication, and I can see nothing coming from them in the future but being on at least an equal footing with professionals, and I can guarantee that I will be there watching. "

Damno Valens- Reviewer, The Rant, of Elko, Nevada on Glengarry Glen Ross (2007)

" No watered down version, this! An impressive production of Glengarry Glen Ross but not for the easily offended. This production reflected accurately the Mamet play, not typical in a small town like Elko. The performance of the actors playing the two main characteters was super. While watching you could imagine Jack Lemmon (Mel Flores) and Al Pacino (Derek Burwell) playing off of each other in the movie version. And the Alex Baldwin (Kenny Rose) movie character was close as well. The setting was also unique. The audience (suprisely 60% women) sat on stage close to the actors in a set where you felt like you were actually in Chicago with the L train rushing past the window. A rewarding experience, don't miss it."

From Mystery Man on the Town, an Elko Daily Free Press online article comment on Glengarry Glen Ross (2007)

"It was really good!"

Sarah Conner of Elko, Nevada on Glengarry Glen Ross (2007)

“I truly thought it was powerful and well executed. Everyone was to me 100% their character.......I noticed others in the audience leaning forward in their seats as the play progressed. . there can be no bigger compliment."

Pam Flores of Elko, Nevada on Glengarry Glen Ross (2007)

"It was great."

Damien of Elko, Nevada on Glengarry Glen Ross (2007)

"Frank, I just got back into town and wanted to tell you again what a great production Glengarry was!"

Hugh Rossolo of Elko, Nevada on Glengarry Glen Ross (2007)

“My wife and I are from Dallas and have lived in small towns in Texas before. I think I know some of those people up on stage!”

Theater-goer on Greater Tuna (2007)

“I had a great time, you were terrific!”

Museum patron on Jean Hart- Artwork from My Heart (2007)

“I really did enjoy it. The way you all presented was awesome. The audience revolving was quite effective. The format was awesome!“

Kim Vassar of Battle Mountain, Nevada on Jean Hart- Artwork from My Heart (2007)

“My wife got some tickets for the Silver Stage Player’s amateur production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. It was held at the Great Basin College Theatre. We had a great time…the play was well done, it was funny, there were some great singers, and all in all we really enjoyed it. I’m looking forward to seeing what other shows will be coming up by the Silver Stage Players. Congratulations to everyone involved in the show!”

Eric Gooch from the web on Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (2007)

“I went to see Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat when I was in Elko last year, and really enjoyed it. Amy Nisbet and the huge cast were wonderful!!”

Sharons of Denver, Colorado on Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (2007)

“It is the best amateur version of Joseph I have ever seen!”

Scott Roberts of Elko, Nevada on Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (2007)

“ I didn't know what to expect but my entire family thought it was great. I enjoyed it, my wife enjoyed it, and the kids had a great time!”

Pat Pelletier of Elko, Nevada on Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (2007)

“I just wanted to compliment you on doing such a great job with 'Joseph'. I was there last night and thoroughly enjoyed it. You guys are great. Thanks for all the hard work everyone did to make it happen.”

Kristy Newman of Lamoille, Nevada on Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (2007)

“I really had a good time. I can't wait for the next one!”

Juan Gavidia of Elko, Nevada on Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (2007)

"Bringing it All Back Home and Sister Mary Ignatius Explains it All for You were fantastic one-act pieces that floored me!”

The Edge, the Elko Daily Free Press of Elko, Nevada on Bringing it All Back Home and Sister Mary Ignatius Explains it All for You (2005)

“The gems of the evening by far were the two pieces directed by Frank Sawyer.”

The Edge, the Elko Daily Free Press of Elko, Nevada on Bringing it All Back Home and Sister Mary Ignatius Explains it All for You (2005)

“Let me say again how proud I am of you and the gang. I have been more than handsomely rewarded. Great stuff!”

Trent De Long, Professor of Theater, Great Basin College of Elko, Nevada on Bringing it All Back Home and Sister Mary Ignatius Explains it All for You (2005)

Much Ado promises fun!"

The Elko Independant of Elko, Nevada on Much Ado About Nothing (2004)

“It’s the best thing I have ever seen on an Elko stage”

Kim Meyers, MD of Elko, Nevada on Much Ado About Nothing (2004)

“A week go last Sunday we attended the last performance of The Odd Couple staged by the Silver Stage group. It was absolutely delightful. We can be proud of their performances.”

Doris and George Rosenberg of Elko, Nevada on The Odd Couple- the female version (1996)

Coming up from SSP...

  • Don't miss the ETC production of As You Like It! Show runs August 4,5,6 and 11,12,13.

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Much Ado About Nothing (2005): Erika Patrick and Shanelle Millage.

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