Mu­si­cal re­al­i­ties at Savoy

New pro­duc­tion to be staged at Glace Bay venue in Septem­ber

Cape Breton Post - - Arts/Entertainment - BY CAPE BRE­TON POST STAFF news@cb­post.com

Tick­ets are now on sale for “What We Be­come,” a new mu­si­cal the­atre pro­duc­tion by Gayle La­hey and Todd Marsh of the mu­sic group, Dragon­fly Fre­quency.

La­hey and Marsh’s first full length mu­si­cal, “Salem 1692,” played to a sold-out house at Sydney’s High­land Arts The­atre in Septem­ber 2016 and was re­mounted at the Savoy The­atre in March 2017.

The cast of “What We Be­come” is re­hears­ing through­out the sum­mer in prepa­ra­tion for a one-night only per­for­mance on Fri­day, Sept. 22 at 8 p.m. at the Savoy The­atre. Tick­ets are $32.75.

“What We Be­come” is a hu­mor­ous and har­row­ing jour­ney into a dis­turb­ing re­al­ity filled with mu­sic, madams, mur­der and morgues. The story will also ex­plore men­tal ill­ness, grief and so­ci­ety’s ad­dic­tion to phar­ma­col­ogy.

A squad of young sol­diers is of­fered a so­journ be­fore head­ing to war. Promised rest and re­cre­ation, they are taken to a mys­te­ri­ous is­land where all is not as it seems. Lured by the se­duc­tive tones of the is­land’s jazz club and the of­fer of ad­ven­ture at the “Body House,” the sol­diers be­come caught up in a dance of de­cep­tion and dark­ness.

The cast of “What We Be­come” in­cludes:

Gabrielle Smith, Daniel Far­row, Emily Mur­phy, An­gela De­veaux, Carol Anne Gillis, Re­becca Rim­mer, Jac­que­line Evely, Barb Beaton, Bryan Nash, Tris­tan Bax­ter, Heather Kerr, Han­nah MacKay, Jamie Oliver, Lisa Smith, Chad MacGil­li­vary, Johnny Caines, Emma

Jer­rott, Mar­garet Ann MacKen­zie, Chrissie Green, Cather­ine La­hey, Todd Marsh, Naomi Col­ford, Emily Mur­phy, Keri MacDon­ald,

Chrys­tal McLean, Lori Kelly. While the choir in­cludes Daniel MacGil­li­vary, Kait­lyn O’Neill, Cai­ley Gottwald, Is­abelle Ellsworth, Kiera Evely and Han­nah Craw­ley.

Dragon­fly Fre­quency is a Cape Bre­ton song­writ­ing duo that blends po­etry, vivid im­agery and mu­sic to cre­ate a sound in­flu­enced by Ste­vie Nicks, Nir­vana, Gord Downie, Jimi Hen­drix and Tori Amos.

SUB­MIT­TED PHOTO

This is the poster for the lat­est pro­duc­tion from Todd Marsh and Gayle La­hey of Dragon­fly Fre­quency.

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