From Valentines Day to Saint Patrick’s Day, seniors all over PEI fell in love with CANADA IN LOVE, the latest musical gift from Young At Heart Musical Theatre for Seniors.
“We need to thank all of our sponsors and volunteers in their support for our hit show.,” says Artistic Producer, Catherine O’Brien. “CANADA IN LOVE toured to manors, nursing homes, community care centres and other places where seniors gather. We added three new performances to the 2012 tour. Requests for our shows have increased every year. With additional funding, we could reach even more islanders.”
“The closing night performance at the Guild was very touching,” declares O’Brien from the kitchen table that doubles as the Young at Heart administration office and command central, “140 people packed the theatre and gave our fabulous cast (April Cook, Kevin Morris and Sean Ferris) a much-deserved standing ovation!”
CANADA IN LOVE, written by Stephanie Graham and Rob Torr, is a musical celebration of Canadian love songs; romantic, patriotic and just plain silly.
Comments from audiences include:
“I just loved it. I remembered all those old songs.”
“I could watch that all over again. Please come back soon.”
“It was wonderful that so many seniors have had the opportunity to see this great little production celebrating Canadian music.”
Young At Heart Theatre, a professional, non-profit charity organization, is thankful for the generous support of Island businesses and individuals who believe in the healing power of music and laughter. Season sponsors for CANADA IN LOVE include The Rotary Club of Charlottetown Rotary, The Community Cultural Partnership Program, Metro Credit Union, Kwik Kopy, The Community Foundation of PEI, UPSE, The Queen Street Co-op Food Market.
Individual show sponsors are Amalgamated Dairies Ltd., Arsenault Best Cameron Ellis, Buns and Things Bakery, Deb Calviello, Consolidated Credit Union, Connolly Financial Services, Corkum and Arsenault Chartered Accountants, Fitzpatrick and Company Chartered Accountants, Mediation PEI, Neil Johnston, Casey McGannon, North Rustico Lions Club, Stella Maris Credit Union, and Hearts and Flowers.
Many thanks are offered to the volunteers and people behind the scenes. They include: Alexandra Hall Committee, Boyd Allen, Charles Russell, Garnett Gallant, Max Keenlyside, Roy Johnstone, Amandah Turner, Barb Rhodenizer, Nancy Hooper, Honey Landry, Kevin Maclean, Debbie Brady, Janet O’Neill, Chas Guay, Reg Ballagh, and the Board of Directors: Jack Macdonald, Doug Gallant, Wade Lynch, Rob DeBlois, Neil Johnston and Casey McGannon.