The Mary Poppins Cast List will be posted Wednesday after school on the call board. Every student who auditioned during any of the three audition rounds are asked to check the cast list. There will be a meeting Thursday at lunch in the Band Room B217 for all cast and crew.
Halifax West High School’s Mental Health Committee is planning an enjoyable evening for students, parents, and community members to explore how we can all use creativity, art, music, and dance to help take care of our mental health. The night will feature speakers from the IWK Mental Health and Addictions Program, Laing House, Jack.Org, and a former Halifax West student. It will also be an opportunity to highlight the vast amount of talent at Halifax West High School. The night will be filled with music, dance, spoken word, and more! Come join us to learn how we can all look after our mental health!
Join vocalist Margot Sampson as she celebrates the artists who have become an integral part of her life and first inspired her to sing: Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Gene MacLellan and of course the legendary Patsy Cline. She is both thrilled and honored to share her musical journey with a group of incredibly talented musicians and backup vocalists for this very special concert.
This is the show to see for anyone who wants to listen to the music that was playing on the radio when they got their first kiss.
Sampson will be performing a selection of songs from King’s top selling solo album, Tapestry, including popular hits such as Where You Lead, It’s Too Late, So Far Away and Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow.
Special guest Georges Hebert will join Sampson with whom she recorded her album Testing the Waters. Hebert is well known for being Anne Murray’s guitarist throughout her career and for having performed with singer/songwriter Gene MacLellan on Singalong Jubilee.
Sampson has always been a fan of Joni Mitchell’s music and was part of the theatrical production Joni Mitchell – River with Festival Antigonish. This performance which took place a number of years ago was described by critics as “flawless and breathtaking.” In this show she will revisit some of her favourite Mitchell tunes including A Case of You, Big Yellow Taxi and Both Sides Now.
Accompanying Sampson will be guitarist Doug Johnson who was the musical director of their first project together, A Closer Walk With Patsy Cline. This show was also directed by Edmund MacLean at the Stephenville Theatre Festival.
She will perform a full act of memorable Patsy tunes such as: Crazy, I Fall to Pieces, Your Cheatin’ Heart and Sweet Dreams to name just a few. Sampson delivers Patsy Cline’s numbers in a voice that is strong, resonant, and radiant. As one reviewer has said, “Sampson is more Cline than Cline.”
The Bella Rose Arts Centre will provide bar service for this event.
The Broadway award winning musical Man of La Mancha is a remarkable show and one of the great theatre successes of our time. Poet and playwright Miguel de Cervantes is awaiting trial by the Spanish Inquisition when his fellow prisoners seize and try to burn his masterpiece manuscript, Don Quxiote. To save the manuscript, he stages a poignant story of a man whose obsessive Quest to attain an impossible dream takes over his mind. Don Quixote’s dream is Everyman’s dream. His tilting at windmills is Everyman’s Great Adventure. As the footlights disappear, time is telescoped and the Man of La Mancha speaks for mankind. The iconic song “To Dream the Impossible Dream” will remain in your thoughts and in your soul well after you see the show.
Directed by Edmund MacLean
Produced by April Cross
Musical Director David Burtt Set Design and Props – FATE