E. Dale Atwell

Terry Karbowski with Dale Atwell


Dale was in over 50 SLOC shows. Alan Angelo, SLOC Historian, recalls Dale’s philosophy: “I try out for the chorus and let the Director cast me where they want..” While he was cast in many chorus roles, Dale had some memorable principal parts, too: Hopkins in 1776 (1974); Benny in Guys and Dolls (1978), the Wizard in The Wizard of Oz (1985). Annie (1984) marked Dale’s 50th show.

As he got older, Dale kept saying it was his last show. Well, this went on so long, that his family gave him a special license that was worded, “LAST SHOW”. Many of us had the fun opportunity to be in a show with Dale and experience how much fun he added to rehearsals. He has spend most of his time in Venice, Florida the past several years. However, he eagerly attended

SLOC’s public announcement for our new theater. SLOC was delighted to see him there.