Sky is the Limit show still goes on
Wednesday, 04 December 2013 12:29
by Ben Boehl

    The Sky is the Limit  Theater Program and its director Debbie Staigerwald have been in the news for the past year as Baltimore County has put  the theater’s building up for sale - The North Point Government Center.
    Staigerwald, along with the opposition group Dundalk United, held protests to save the Government Center.
    It appears that the building will be sold to private developer Vanguard Commercial Development Inc., which said it plans to build a new recreational center with a theater alongside its planned retail construction.
    Staigerwald said she has seen Vanguard’s plans to build a new theater and hopes that The Sky is the Limit program is around for many more years.
    “We have seen the [Vanguard] drawings about a theater, but we still don’t know what we are going to get,” she said.
    Although Staigerwald has been fighting for the future of her program, she still has been able to maintain the schedule for this season’s performance of The Wizard of Oz.
    “We don’t know what is going to happen, but we are moving forward,” Staigerwald added.
    The show’s cast includes Sparrows Point High School student Jamie Morgereth as Dorothy, Jeff Baker as the Scare Crow, Brian Mellen as the Tin Man and Ryan Kunz as the Lion.
    “The Great and Powerful Oz” is played by Buddy Staigerwald, Debbie’s husband and a Democratic candidate for County Council.
    Shows are scheduled for this weekend. There are 7 p.m. shows for Friday and Saturday and a 3 p.m. show on Sunday. Tickets cost $10 for adults and $8 for seniors and children 12 and under.
    A Thursday afternoon show has already sold out its 680 tickets.
    According to a press release, Sky is the Limit started 22 years ago, and there are over 50 people as part of the cast.
    The program provides an opportunity for disabled and non-disabled people to come together to perform.
    The age range in cast members is from 3 to 63 and Staigerwald said there are some performers who are concerned about the future of the program.
    “They are worried. We have got teenagers that have been here since they were four years old,” Staigerwald said.