Danny Roberson R.I.P
Dan Roberson. Pirate. Magician. Santa Claus.
A man of many talents. What does that mean to you?
He meant many things to many people. He had many circles of friends... a few overlapped. But he was a ray of sunshine and neverending smiles to all.
To the pirates, he was “Dagger Dan, the DragonHearted”... he was the “Bard”; he always loved to tell a grand tale. At the Treasure Hunts, he would tell the tale, spin the mystery, and pose it to the pirates to solve.
Magician. “Dan the Magic Man”. It was always a pleasure to watch him pull a rabbit out of a hat, as it were.... One night he actually pulled me out of nowhere... it was interesting being one of his props, and to see a show from behind the scenes.
The biggest Elf of all, Santa Claus, he brought happiness to so many people, from the youngest to the oldest, it was really his time to shine. Storyteller, gift-giver, cheer spreader.
I only really had one opportunity to watch him as Santa, but when he was brought out to the crowd, I could just feel the happiness of Christmas spread throughout the room. It was... Magic.
But Dan’s first love, was always the Theatre. He spent so much time at Theatre West, it was his 2nd home.
I had the good fortune to see him perform in many plays, and I saw a great actor. He was a French/English Con man, a Radio Announcer, a Russian Immigrant, and an Italian Patriarch. An Actor, a Prop Master, a Stage Manager... I saw him working his way up to Director, but made it as far as Assistant Director. He loved every aspect of the Theatre, and I think happiest when he was involved.
With all of these things that he was, all of the wonderful things he was done, we all must remember him and honor him. By keeping his memories in all of us, alive, we will honor him. His light will still shine on us. His love will still pour out upon us. His spirit will guide us in our ventures. He will look down upon us, from the front row in Heaven -- and protect us.
Let’s all raise a Tankard --
Here’s to you, Dan -- Huzzah!
by -- Jack Sparrow.
There is going to be a get-together at the Cruise Inn Pub for Dan, for all his
Pirate, and Theater friends, on Thursday, Jan 22 at 5:00 P.M
The family will hold the
funeral at the LDS on Saturday the 24th at 10:30. A reception follows for sharing memories.