“Being part of these shows is truly amazing. I love all the people I have met and how they have made me grow as an actress.”
– Sarah MacDonald
In This Issue
- New Horizons.
- What a Miracle!
- Some Dates to Remem-ber
- New Costume Cages
- A New Company
- Guys and Dolls
- A Few BOS Opportuni-tiesContact Us
My name is Sarah MacDonald. I’m 17 years old, and I love any noodles. My favourite colour is green, and I am involved with cheer leading and singing. I’m in Grade 12, and I am terrified of heights. I want to be a social worker when I’m older.
I became involved in local theatre because my singing teacher suggested the community choir. Dave Cody was in that group as well, and he suggested that I try out for “Our Town” with the Brockville Theatre Guild. Being the lead /part of the cast, I met so many people, and they – in turn – introduced me to the Brockville Operatic Society.
The most challenging role I have played was Emily in “Our Town” because it was my first time involved in a play; I didn’t know a lot about the ins and outs of theatre. I played a young girl in love. When the character of Emily died, my part got quite tricky because I had to “talk” to the dead. My personal and acting lives crossed over for a time – it was looking back on my past and then suddenly I became very emotional. It was a difficult set of circumstances! Theatre can be so real sometimes.
Being involved in productions has made me more mature. There are quite a few adults involved in the productions, and being around adults giving me advice, I learned a great deal. Being a hot box girl in “Guys and Dolls” is really fun because I love to dance and sing, and that is what this role is. We have a lot of fun because we are suppose to be spunky and spirited. Being part of all these shows is truly amazing. I love the people I have met and how they have made me grow as an actress. Everyone involved is wonderful … I just know that I am going to miss them when I leave for school next year.
WHAT A MIRACLE!
Congratulations to Director, Becky Bridger, and Producer, Peter Yerdon, the Cast and Crew of Brockville Theatre Guild’s “Miracle on 34th Street” who were nominated in SIX categories at the April 12th EODL Travelling Festival Awards Brunch! So proud of our sister group!
New Costume Cages!
Thanks to our hard-working set construction crew: Norm Kearney, George Smith, Paul Taylor, Ray Miller, Alan Ogborne, John Jeffrey and Grace Johnston we have new hanging racks. There is now double the amount of hanging space compared to what has been there since 1983.
Some Dates to Remember:
Annual General Meeting:
September 22, 2015 at 7pm in the Musi-theatre. All are welcome.
A Night of Andrew Lloyd Webber:
February 2016 (Audition dates TBA)
June 2016 (Audition dates TBA)
Applications for BOS Awards for Graduating High School Students:
Deadline is April 30, 2016 (Please see the website for further details. )
A NEW THEATRE COMPANY?
Todd Noel, Mary Wonnacott-Hills and Sam Crosby-Bouwhuis have a new company in the works to provide Brockville youth the opportunity to be real life triple threats! Born out of two separate ‘brain-children,’ Todd, Mary and Sam have decided to collaborate to bring the best of all three worlds – singing, acting and dancing – to the youth of Eastern Ontario. Keep an eye on the Website for further details.
GUYS AND DOLLS!
“Luck be a lady, tonight!”
Once again, the BOS enjoyed another successful show run. The Board would like to extend our sincere congratulations to Director Peter Galvin, Producer Jeneatha Oxley and the Cast and Crew of this fantastic show! Peter stepped in to replace Barry White as director for health reasons. Thank you, Peter, and we are pleased that Barry is recovering.
You did us all proud from the toe tapping beginning to the ovation worthy ending. Reports from the audience were all incredibly positive and complimentary. You are an amazing group of people that showed Brockville just how good musical theatre can be. Keep your eyes open for upcoming BOS opportunities.
A Few BOS Opportunities:
We have some amazing Life Members, and we are hoping to catch up with one or all of you for a chat, and a feature in our next issue of “The Score.”
We’re also looking for nominations for our Life Members. If you know someone who should be considered, please send this information to us as soon as possible.
CALLING ALL NEW MEMBERS
Do you know someone who is interested in becoming a MEMBER?
Tell them to visit http://brockvilleoperaticsociety.org/membership-form/. If they don’t have Internet access, they can contact Stephanie Hutton-Vanderbaaren at 613-803-2581.