The following is a copy of a letter to Phil Escareno, chairman of the Finney County United Way.
It is with deep regret that I advise that the production of my
musical, "Dream Your Dreams: The Buffalo Jones Story," has been
cancelled. Set for March 25, 26 and 27, with all box office proceeds to
go to your fine organization, the show has failed to generate
sufficient interest here and in the area to go forward. It is indeed a
shame that the initial world premiere won't be here, especially since
Garden City wouldn't exist, except for Jones and his promotional
I regret that folks could not take enough time out of their busy
lives to participate in this event and help raise money for the United
Our thanks to the few who did audition. My special thanks to Brian
Seagraves, who volunteered as director, and to the Garden City
Recreation Commission for allowing him to do so. And thanks, also, to
Bruce Spiller for taking on the musical directorship, and to Clay
Wright, Al Miller, Carolyn Klassen, Linda Adams and Zack Snyder for
agreeing to help with the music. And to Gay Morgan and Carlene Schweer
for accepting the costuming and makeup chores. Our thanks, also, to the
community college for allocating the time in March for the show, and to
Phil Hoke for his assistance.
The interest folks have expressed in this creative effort has been
much appreciated. Hopefully, a time and place will be found for the
first production, and the show will be around for a long time in a
variety of venues.