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Musical Theatre with ELLIE REYNOLDS and BESSIE WAPP

September 21, 2019 @ 7:30 pm

$18 – $20

“On the Other Hand: Two True Musical Tales of Choice”

An evening of musical theatre comprised of two original, one-woman pieces by Kootenay creators, Ellie Reynolds and Bessie Wapp.

Reynolds & Wapp’s pieces tell true personal stories about challenging, life-changing choices, and each is informed by, and contains music from, a well-known stage musical.

In Reynold’s piece, Matchmaker on the Roof, characters & songs from Fiddler on the Roof add intergenerational resonance to her true story of bold love, border crossing, and the rediscovery of tradition. 

In Wapp’s piece, Jesus Christ Superstore, the soundtrack of that cult classic film underscores a bittersweet visit to a big box store in search of a morning after pill on Easter weekend. 

The artists hope their evening of intimate, personal theatre will inspire residents of our region to reflect on events in their own lives, their sense of social and cultural belonging, and the courage that brings each of us to who and where we find ourselves today. These pieces were performed and well received in Gray Creek and Creston in June, supported by the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance.

Interested? See short video HERE.

Ellie Reynolds is an emerging artist and Area A resident. Her piece is a new work written this winter. It was workshopped this June with Wapp as Director.

Bessie Wapp is a Nelson resident and 2015 Cultural Ambassador. Her piece was first performed in 2009 before it travelled to the Kootenay Storytelling Festival, Tiny Lights, and Starbelly Jam.

ADVANCE TICKETS for Taghum Hall show (Sep 21) are available at Eddy Music, Taghum Shell, or by e-transfer totaghumhall@shaw.ca.

More details here on Facebook.


September 21, 2019
7:30 pm
$18 – $20
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Taghum Hall
British Columbia Canada