Nov. 22 | Why We’re Thankful for our Members

Heaps of mashed potatoes, endless turkey, and the whole family together… what could possibly be better than Thanksgiving? As everyone gears up for the big day of giving thanks, we wanted to join in and turn to our Weinberg family to ask why they’re most thankful for our members.

John Healey | Executive Theater Manager

9.29john- jamieturnerEvery year I’m thankful for our members because they allow me to be creative! They allow me to take chances and bring in artists that are positive for the greater Frederick community. We might lose money, but they’re important for programming. Also equally important, our members allow us to help other theater-goers who may not be able to afford attending a show or two themselves.


Rebecca O’Leary | Manager of Development

9.29becky-photocourtesyofFNPI am thankful for Weinberg members because our members help provide 15,000 Frederick area school children with quality arts experiences and keep the arts accessible and affordable in general. It wouldn’t be possible without them!



Jef Cliber | Box Office Manager

9.29jefportraitEvery season, you hope to have really struck a chord with your audiences. Obviously, we aim to appeal to every patron that we can, combining the type of programming offered with the specific artists themselves. Our members are a key piece to each season’s “puzzle”. They offer us critical feedback about the various performances we showcase, and that is a tremendous help. It really is. That is why I am so thankful for our members – the feedback they provide is invaluable to knowing if the Weinberg Center for the Arts is living up to our nickname as “the Jewel of Frederick”.

Ashley Birdsell Lewis | Manager of Marketing

9.29ashley-photocourtesyofFNPOur members are our biggest advocates! I am thankful for how they help spread the word about the great shows and opportunities we offer. I just love when a longtime patron introduces a friend or family member to our beloved theater and we hear “Oh, this is why you love the Weinberg so much!” I truly believe our members are among our greatest assets. We couldn’t do what we do without them!


A big thank you to all of our members who make it possible for us to continue offering such a diverse array of talent, year after year. From all of us here at the Weinberg, we hope you have a very happy Thanksgiving!

Healey photo by Jamie Turner. Cliber photo by Alex Smith. O’Leary and Birdsell Lewis photos courtesy of Frederick News-Post.
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