Everyone Has a Story unites Local Artists for Annual Onstage at the Dekker Centre Show.
Created two years ago from a generous donation from the Rawlinson Family, OnStage at the Dekker Centre allows the opportunity for local artists to share their talents with each other and the city. Through a collaborative effort between the artists and their director, a theme is chosen and a show is created together. This year, returning North Battleford resident Matthew Armet is leading the charge and is excited with the show he is helping to create titled, “Everybody Has A Story”.
“At the auditions, I was blown away by the amount of talent hiding here in the Battlefords. Not just talent in musicianship and singing, but also in song writing,” explains Armet. “They have been fearless in their collaborations. We have songs written by one person that are being performed now by a full, live band for the fist time. We have songs written by one artist and being performed by another.”
These 15 local artists ranging in age from 16-50 have been busy rehearsing together and creating a camaraderie that is sure to be a recipe for a very special show. Multiple genres and styles will mix for an evening of well known songs and original pieces, all combined to share their own personal journeys of how they arrived at where they are today in their lives.
The cast consists of Aaron Arcand, Bryan Arcand, Allison Arcand, Jeff Arndt, Lori Colvin, Shane Fluney, Melanie Hemmerling, Bobbi Kanz, Kurtis Kopp, Danny MacAngus, Erik Little Poplar, Dietrich Roszlein, Kerry Volk, Calvin Wuttunee, and Zayda.
Director Matthew Armet is a returning resident to North Battleford. His talents and experience spans from multiple seasons at the Stratford Festival, to TV, film, and music video.
Performances run Saturday, March 10 at 7:00PM and Sunday, March 11 at 3:00PM.
Tickets are $10 each and are available through the Dekker Centre Box Office, by calling 306-445-7700 ext 2, or online through dekkercentre.com.
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