‘Blessed As­sur­ance’ at The Guild Sun­days and Thurs­days

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - ENTERTAINMENT -

“Blessed As­sur­ance: the Story and Songs of Fanny J. Crosby” takes to the stage at The Guild this sum­mer with two mati­nees a week un­til Aug. 30.

Home­free Pro­duc­tions presents this com­pact one-hour mu­si­cal on Sun­day and Thurs­day af­ter­noons at 2 p.m.

Cre­ated and per­formed by Pamela Camp­bell and Nancy Beck, the show toured re­cently to 34 Is­land venues on be­half of Young at Heart Mu­si­cal Theatre for Se­niors.

“We re­ceived such an en­thu­si­as­tic re­sponse, not just from se­niors, but from peo­ple of all ages, that we de­cided to of­fer Blessed As­sur­ance to a wider au­di­ence this sum­mer,” says Camp­bell.

The mu­si­cal ex­plores the life and work of the pro­lific Amer­i­can hymn writer, Fanny J. Crosby. First pub­lished in the last half of the 19th cen­tury, her hymn lyrics are still sung around the world to­day.

Guild au­di­ences will be in­vited to sing along with Camp­bell and Beck to fa­mil­iar songs like Je­sus, Keep Me Near the Cross, All the Way My Saviour Leads Me and Blessed As­sur­ance, Je­sus Is Mine. Lyrics will be pro­vided.

Tick­ets are avail­able at The Guild box of­fice (cor­ner of Rich­mond and Queen streets, Char­lot­te­town), by phone at 902-620-3333 or 1-866-774-0717, or online at theguild­pei.com.

SUB­MIT­TED PHOTOS

Pamela Camp­bell, left, and Nancy Beck have teamed up to per­form ”Blessed As­sur­ance: the Story and Songs of Fanny J. Crosby” at The Guild this sum­mer on Sun­day and Thurs­days at 2 p.m.

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