Weir: ‘Everything and more’

Christmas musical entertains families, raises funds for gymnastics club, mental health

Audiences delighted in a recent community theatre production that delivered charming songs, laughter and holiday cheer for the entire family.

“From Me To You: A Christmas Musical” ran Dec. 4-6 at Martin Exeter Hall in 100 Mile House.

The show starred Brian, Nicole, Mia and Luca Weir, and featured performances by members of the South Cariboo Rhythmic Gymnastics Club (SCRG), local “elves,” and music by Pat Friesen on piano.

“It was everything I wanted it to be and more,” says Nicole Weir who also wrote and directed the production.

“Everybody had input, which was really nice. That’s what made it better – everybody collaborating and bringing their own exciting pieces to the show, and making it even more fun.

“People really enjoyed it. It was really nice to see what was in my brain actually worked.”

The show raised $500 for SCRG, while close to $500 in donations for the Canadian Mental Health Association’s South Cariboo Branch was collected at the door.

It was an “intense” six weeks of preparation and rehearsals, Weir says, adding she was very impressed with her young performers throughout the production.

She is planning on putting together another musical in the future. Weir says she hopes residents continue to support the local arts, music and culture scene.

“I strongly feel the arts are amazing, especially when you can bring kids and adults together and bridge those gaps, and give everybody a platform to grow their confidence and grow new skills.”

 

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