Echoes: an Original Musical
to resound through Bishop’s Turner Studio
Agroup of nearly twenty students from the Drama and Music Departments at Bishop’s University have been hard at work for the past weeks on a collective creation of an original musical, Echoes that will be presented from June 3rd to June 5th and June 7th to 11th at 8pm in the Turner Studio. Tickets can be purchased at the Centennial Theatre Box Office in person or by phone by calling 819-8229692. Patrons can also obtain their tickets online through Ovation (service charges apply)
An intensive work-in-progress, Echoes tells the story of a group of university students on a quest for trust in and among themselves as they venture between the real and the fantastical worlds that surround them. Returning to direct the project is Michael Kennard, one half of the internationally known clown duo ‘Mump & Smoot’ and Professor of Drama at the University of Alberta as well as Bishop’s professors Fannie Gaudette and Jamie Crooks at the helm of musical direction.
Following the success of last year’s first musical collective Pandemonium, in which a family of clowns makes a journey through hell, Echoes: an Original Musical carries a horror clown flair and incorporates similar elements such as song and dance, clown work and improvisation. The technical aspect of the musical is also in the hands of BU students who have been designing sets and costumes, lighting and sound. Local musicians join Gaudette and Crooks as composition and performance collaborators.
CAST AND CREW
Director: Michael Kennard | Musical Directors: Jamie Crooks, Fannie Gaudette Assistant to the Director: Matt Beaver | Stage Manager: Rebecca Durocher | Assistant Music: Julia Blundon, Alex Cataneo | Props: Dominique Lemelin | Scenography: Natalie Demmon, Charlotte Peters | Costumes Emma McGreeghan | Lighting: Matthew Lundy | Sound: Eric Saucke-Lacelle | Band: Jamie Crooks, Fannie Gaudette, Dominic Massicotte, Mathieu Tarlo, Sébastien Hinse.