Mu­si­cal get-to­gether warms the hol­i­days


There will be a cosy mu­si­cal get-to­gether in Truro be­tween Christ­mas and New Year’s Eve.

A Very Merry New Year will be staged at the Marigold Cul­tural Cen­tre Dec. 28 at 7:30 p.m.

“There’s not a lot go­ing on be- tween Christ­mas and the New Year cel­e­bra­tions, so we thought, why not do a show and make it a ben­e­fit for the Spot­light Mu­si­cal The­atre pro­gram,” said An­drew Mor­risey, who will be the host for the evening of mu­sic and sto­ries.

“Mar­got Bé­gin has writ­ten a re­ally great script based on the old-style holiday spe­cials where friends come to visit and we sit around the piano and share mu­sic.”

Bé­gin is di­rect­ing and Rachel O’brien is the mu­si­cal di­rec­tor for the show, which will also in­clude Emma Maceach­ern, Adam Smith, Erin Brock­le­hurst, Jay Mosher, Cian Mc­car­ron, Dane Ste­ward, Me­gan Brock­le­hurst, Zac El­lis, and Gre­gory Jack­son.

“The cast is mostly alumni from Spot­light, and they’ve gone on to do in­cred­i­ble things in the­atre,” said Mor­risey. “I didn’t act in Spot­light but Mar­got hired me to be a vo­cal coach with the pro­gram.”

Those tak­ing part are com­ing from var­i­ous ar­eas; Mor­risey has been act­ing in the­atre in Mon­treal since Oc­to­ber. They’ve been sent copies of the script and will be pre­pared when they be­gin re­hearsals at the Marigold on Dec. 26.

“It in­cludes a mix­ture of songs, some holiday ones and some hits from past Spot­light shows,” added Mor­risey. “It’s a great way to keep the fes­tive spirit go­ing.”

A Very Merry New Year is a pay-what-you-can event.

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