Our Friend Mary Ann Gingrich


She was kind at her core. She was our surrogate grandma, our friend and she had the best laugh. 

VOS THEATRE lost a member of our family on Saturday. Mary Ann Gingrich has been with us since our inception, appearing in our first show in 1991. This past season she was involved in two of our three productions. She ran our props tables, stage managed for the first time in February and danced and  sang in our choruses, many with her husband Merle, for 26 years.  She appeared in all three VOS productions of White Christmas as a chorus member and Ed Sullivan’s secretary. When the spotlight hit her in that black dress with the big pink bow as Ed’s Secretary you couldn’t help but smile. She really was spectacular .  

She was always early  with a bag of wine gums in hand and quietly went about ensuring that everyone was taken care of. Kindness and fun was not something she worked at; it’s who she was. 

When we think of Mary Ann, we’ll see her backstage during the overture of White Christmas, dancing the jitterbug in her silver running shoes sporting a huge smile.  

We know you’re somewhere playing the spoons, bopping around in a great pair of shoes. We sure will miss you, lady! 

Our love and thoughts are with her husband Merle and family.