Our son Alex has been rehearsing with Spotlight Theatre, a local community youth theatre group, for the upcoming production of “Who We Are”. This musical was written and is being directed by local talent, Margot Begin-Gillis (also director of the Truro Dance Academy where our girls dance). It features songs from a number of different musicals as the characters explore many challenging life issues. The show will be performed on July 19th at 7:00 pm, and July 20th at 2:00pm. and 7:00 pm. Tickets ($17) are available at the Marigold Cultural Centre Box Office. We hope to see you there!
The 91st Truro Music Festival has been taking place in various venues around Truro for the past few weeks. All four of our children participated in a number of classes: vocal solos, piano solos, band, choir, and musical theatre. They all did very well and we were so proud of each of them. Alex won his 12 year-old Musical Theatre class on a snowy March afternoon. There is no photography of any kind permitted at the Festival while participants are performing, so we were happy when he was asked to sing his solo, “I’m Not That Smart” from “The Spelling Bee” at St. Andrew’s United Church for Holy Humour Sunday and we were able to record his performance. I smile (and sometimes cry) every time he performs – hope this makes you smile too!
Special “thank-yous” to his teacher, Chella Henderson, and accompanist & cheerleader, Sandra MacAulay-Thompson!!