Rave reviews followed thunderous applause and a standing ovation for Veronica Bennett's original production of ``Crowning Glory,'' a musical drama performed by spouses for Conference Thursday evening. For nearly three weeks, more than 100 spouses and several professionals rehearsed the story of the transforming power of love, of a humble young king who dared to listen to his ``jig-saw people''---the poor who don't fit in. Following a rousing finale, Eileen Carey (pictured centre, left) presented a huge bouquet of sunflowers to Mrs Bennetts, who remarked graciously, ``If there's any glory in it, it's got to be God's.'' The talented cast clearly enjoyed the evening as much as their appreciative audience did. Russelle Thompson (above), resplendently costumed, sang proclamations as the impoverished (top left) set a more serious tone for the story.
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