Character – a word that means many things in the world of theater. Few individuals have left such a larger-than-life impact on SLT and our local theater community more than Peter Natale. Peter's love for the arts and to be surrounded by people was evident from his tireless work at community theaters in Hampton Roads, as well as his recent notoriety as a radio DJ in Williamsburg.
When Peter was directing performances on the stage, he was in his element. True to the job, he was one of those special people who could rake you across the coals in one breath and sing your praises to the stars in the next. Those who worked with him in SLT's productions of Beauty and the Beast, Li'l Abner, Peter Pan, George M!, or The Producers can surely attest to that!
Watching Peter on stage in shows like Over the River, Man of LaManch, or Grand Hotel could make you laugh, or make you cry. He was an imposing figure and portrayed his roles without holding back.
Many don't realize the countless hours he logged in with administrative and ticketing work keeping SLT and other theaters up to date with the latest technology. We were very lucky to have him to guide us through this daunting task.
Peter's absence will leave a large void in the community theater family of Smithfield and Hampton Roads. No doubt he will find a role to play and a performance to direct in a new and better life somewhere. He was truly a character we will never forget, and we will always miss.
May 14, 2017
Updated Grease page.
May 24, 2017
Added Millie Audition Information
May 24, 2017
Added Christmas Audition Information
Deadline for Submission
Friday, March 24, 2017
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2018 - 2019
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