Award for Nancy Kranzberg

At the most recent meeting of Variety's Board of Directors, Board member Nancy Kranzberg got quite the surprise as Board President Larry Otto presented her with the Presidential Award from Variety International.

The only way to explain how thrilled Nancy was is to ask you to imagine how thrilled a Variety kid is the first time he or she performs in a production of Variety Children's Theatre.

It's the perfect comparison; after all, Nancy, along with her husband, are responsible for the initial donation that turned Variety Children's Theatre from a dream to a reality.

Each year, the Variety Children's Theatre production, made possible by Nancy's vision and generosity, is a highlight of St. Louis' fall arts calendar. And it will be again in just three weeks, when we stage Disney's Beauty and the Beast.

If you happen to attend the same performance as Nancy, make sure you congratulate her on her award. And thank her for a great night of entertainment.