Singing the way into summer
Hey there, time traveller!
This article was published 22/06/2022 (343 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
Seeing students on stage, performing alongside their classmates and enjoying milestone moments was such a great experience. After more than two years of change and adaptations, local students were able to hit the stage full force and I am pleased to say I was recently able to take in two fabulous musicals put on by Southdale constituency high schools.
Windsor Park Collegiate students put their spin on the classic Mamma Mia! in May. The costumes were amazing, and the music was incredibly fun, of course. Congratulations to all the talented students who contributed to the show, from the backstage support to the performers. Congratulations, as well, to director Kate WIlloughby, musical director Jeff Hunter and principal Karen Haluschak for putting on such a wonderful event.
Collège Béliveau students and staff performed Parallèle, an original musical comedy written by the school’s own Michel Roy. The closing-night performance I attended earned a standing ovation from the enthusiastic crowd. Congratulations to all the students, and to Michel Roy and Melanie Dubois as well as all the other staff and volunteers,who helped make the show a success.
The excitement of the students was obvious. They were thrilled to be back on stage in front of a crowd. These types of events are open to the public and I encourage others in the community to take in a show or two when the opportunity comes up. The shows are always fun and well done and are such a terrific way to celebrate local talent in our community.
So many of our favourite events are back this year. If you want to catch more musicals or theatre performances. Rainbow Stage is running two summer shows. The Hockey Sweater starts at the end of June while The Wizard of Oz runs later this summer. The Fringe Festival is coming back this July as well. Some of our amazing venues such as the Prairie Theatre Exchange, Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre and Manitoba Theatre for Young People have also released their full schedules for the upcoming fall and winter season. It is never too early to buy tickets and show your support.
Our community and regional arnivals and fairs are in full swing while other big events such as the Winnipeg Folk Festival and Folklorama are also making their return. I hope everyone has a fantastic start to their summer and that you are able to get back to some of your favourite annual shows and events this year.
Southdale constituency report
Audrey Gordon is the PC MLA for Southdale.