Sunday, March 25, 2012

Songs Strings & Steps 12 - Hits from Broadway

Songs Strings and Steps 12
Hits from Broadway
Friday, April 13, 7 p.m.
Saturday, April 14, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Abbotsford Arts Centre, 2329 Crescent Way Abbotsford, BC
Reserved Seating
Tickets: Adults $25; Seniors $22; Students $12
From Kings Music 604-853-5996


Why go to the ‘City that Never Sleeps’ when it can come to you in Abbotsford? On April 13 and 14 the Abbotsford Arts Centre transforms into the theatre district of New York as the highly successful Songs Strings & Steps collaborative production team shoots for the stars with the greatest and most loved Hits from Broadway.

“It’s such beautiful music,” says director Calvin Dyck. “It’s a program that everybody can relate to. When we mention Broadway, everyone has their favourite musical!”

But it’s not just about the music (here featuring the Abbotsford Youth Orchestra accompanied by some of BC’s brilliant professional musicians, and the return of Canadian Idol finalist Shane Wiebe), it’s about stories. “It’s important to have the right type of costumes, not just for the characters but also the orchestra. So for this production we have hired professional costume designers!”

Show designer Sylvia Friesen is pulling out all the stops Рwith visuals, sets and props to accompany the stories of Fiddler on the Roof, Phantom of the Opera, Cats, Mary Poppins (featuring Chelsea Hiebert), Sound of Music, Swing, Lion King, Footloose (with iSing), Oliver, West Side Story, Tarzan and Les Misérables.

“The string players are doing their usual dancing while playing,” adds Dyck. “And we have choreographer Janelle Stauffer teaching them to do the Charleston. Members of the Fraser Valley Academy of Dance will be doing the West Side Story Medley - in dance. And we have auditioned kids from the Pacific Mennonites Children’s Choir for Food Glorious Food from Oliver.”

It’s music full of heart and emotion that connects with people. This is a production that includes thrilling song and dance, and as with every Songs Strings & Steps production, fantastic surprises for the audience. That’s Hits from Broadway - a blockbuster hit all on its own!

To book your reserved seating ticket (adults $25, seniors $22, students $12, plus HST) call Kings Music at 604-853-5996 – and make haste before they sell out! You’ll be so glad you did!

 For more information visit www.calvindyck.com or call Calvin Dyck at 604-855-9696.
For an article about Calvin Dyck visit www.quillsquotesandnotes.com/ws-dyck.htm.
For an article about Sylvia Friesen visit www.quillsquotesandnotes.com/ws-friesen.htm.
Both articles have video examples of Songs Strings and Steps past performances.

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