Mad About March Cabaret

2024sat23mar7:30 pmMad About March CabaretA Community Cabaret directed by Dany Rousseau and featuring amazing local talent!7:30 pm BUY TICKETSMORE INFOEvent TypeCommunity Theatre,Musical

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(Saturday) 7:30 pm

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A Community Cabaret full of surprises

This crazy little Community Cabaret directed by Dany Rousseau and featuring amazing local talent, is taking the words “March Madness” and running with them. No, not down the court to the basket, but to the King’s Theatre stage! This cabaret will feature songs & performances centered around turning wild, letting loose, and going mad. So, let loose your wild side, spring into song, and come lose yourself in the music!

Performers include:

Dany Rousseau, Stacey DesLaurier, Sparkle Dance Academy, Mark Kane, Pierce Ivan, Connie Rouse, Elisha Sidlar-Monroe, Leia Rousseau, Maddie Frisby, Logan Cornwall, Peggy Cheung, Poppy Cheung, Moxy Matinowabi, Delilah Brae, and more!

TICKETS :

  • $15 Adults
  • $5 Youth

Doors open 45 minutes before showtime. Please arrive early.
Children under 12 must be accompanied by a guardian when attending a King’s Theatre event

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Dany Rousseau: Dany has been performing as an actor and singer throughout CT and NYC (USA) for over 20 years. After moving to Bear River in 2021, she has committed herself to her new community and growing its community theatre. She is a high school teacher, an artist, as well as a Choreographer and Performance Coach, and channels her artistic skills into theater by way of set, prop, costume, hair and makeup design, application, and construction. Dany continues to work as an advocate for the 2SLGBTQ+ community, as well as POC, Children’s, and Women’s Rights, and hopes to leave a better world for her daughter, Leia, who also has aspirations of joining her mom on stage. Dany is a fiery Sagittarius who loves pizza, medium-rare steaks, sunny beaches, and sweeping justice, and is both excited and elated to be working with Kings Theatre on another creative community project. A million thanks to her partner, son, and daughter, without whom she would not nearly be crazy enough for this crazy little cabaret.

Sparkle Dance Academy: Sparkle Dance Academy has been offering classes at Foresters Hall, in Clementsvale, for two years. Sparkle Dance is a non competitive dance program, focusing on performance and entertainment. Time spent, both in classes and on stage, is used to teach skills like organization, time management, teamwork, public speaking, and ultimately – resilience. Three members of the ladies group will be performing tonight, as the rest of the team is already in Halifax. Sparkle Dance is performing the Junos Flash mob tomorrow in Halifax. There are over 150 sparkle dancers and families performing at this event, to celebrate the Junos. (headshot attached)

Stacey DesLaurier: Stacey DesLauriers (she/he/they) has been involved in community theatre in Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and New Brunswick for almost 30 years, starting as a member of Mermaid Theatre’s Youtheatre group (The Circle), and most recently as part of the cast of Kings Theatre’s production of the Rocky Horror Picture Show. They work as a family lawyer for Highlander Law, and live in Cornwallis Park with two of their partners. He is also a vocal advocate for the 2SLGBTQ+ community. a beginner ukulele aficionado, a Dungeons & Dragons nerd, and a practicing Druid. Stacey believes that everyone who loves to sing should “Sing. Sing a song. Sing out loud. Sing out strong.”  

Mark Kane: Mark Kane was born and bred in beautiful Scotland, and has always been interested in music. In his past, he was a member of a dance troupe and has appeared on both TV and in movies, and you may have recently seen him in his Kings Theatre musical debut as Fritz in a 1940’s Radio Christmas Carol this past December. Always a professional, he has also helped behind the scenes on TV shows, as well. You may also see Mark, from time to time, in uniform around Annapolis Royal! He may be used to red and blue lights as an officer of the law, but he is ready for applause and the spotlight as Mark, singer of the stage!

Connie RouseConnie Rouse is a retired Music Teacher who came to this area 3 years ago with her husband, Fred, from Southwestern Ontario, where she was an Organist/Choir Director in Lambton and Kent Counties for various church denominations. She also did some Lay Preaching there. Connie became a member of the Petrolia Community Theatre in 1994. She did some directing of children’s summer theatre there, as well as some accompaniment for Bluewater Musicals in Sarnia. In 2008, she became a member of the Chatham/Kent Community Theatre. Since coming to Port Wade, she has become a member of the Annapolis Valley Drama Club. You may have seen her in last year’s “King’s Shorts” or just recently, at the end of June, in “Shakespeare in the Historical Gardens”.

Elisha Sidlar-Monroe: I am an Anishinaabe, Hungarian, English, Scottish gal who is grateful to currently call Bear River home. I am thankful for this life that has allowed for so many beautiful and varied experiences. I have had the honor of being a creative member of different teams of artists; including singing in my dad’s 15 piece band as a young person, building community public art projects in Vancouver, and making theater from an Anishinaabe worldview on Manitoulin Island in Ontario. So far my favourite creative endeavor has been being Moxy’s mom. He is a sonbeam. I also work as an educational assistant and as a gardener for the Town of Annapolis Royal. If you see me around with my head under a bush, do something crazy and say hi! After all, we are all a little bonkers, a wee bit mad, wouldn’t you say? Indeed all the best people are! Enjoy the show!

Moxy: Moxy is a young artist who dabbles in many different art forms. Whether it be sound production, cinematography, editing, drawing, or acting, Moxy continues to acquire knowledge to produce his own portfolio of work. Moxy has plans to release his own music, some of which are in the works! Moxy is originally from Manitoulin, Ontario where his Anishinaabe family still lives today! In the summers, Moxy works as a trained camp counselor at Ross Creek Centre for the Arts, bringing arts and recreation to youth in the community. Moxy is a lover of strawberry milkshakes, sunsets, music, hanging out with his friends and a cat whisperer at heart. And even though she makes him a little crazy, all of this wouldn’t be possible without his mom, thank you! I hope you enjoy the show!

 

Leia Rousseau:Leia has been a singer since she was very small, having grown up around the stage. At 8 years old, she has already started filling out her resume with a few productions from when she lived with mom and Director, Dany Rousseau, in the United States, as well as here at The King’s Theatre in Annapolis Royal. One of the youngest performers on the bill, she is a soon-to-be 9 year old, a spirited dancer & amateur choreographer, as well as an avid player of Minecraft, Pokemon, & Zelda, and expresses her artistic skills by drawing fantastical creatures and authoring original songs. Leia continues to work on her skills as a performer, and hopes to one day be in a musical or be a pop star! Leia is a feisty Gemini who loves pickles & pepperoni (try it, she says), crispy ribs from WT, playing games with Uncle Ryan, and super soft stuffies, and is both excited and nervous to sing on stage by herself for the first time. Thankfully, mom will be there! A million thanks to mom, dad, and BeauBeau for listening to us continuously practice!

Pierce Ivan

 

 

 

Maddie Frisby & Logan Cornwall

 

 

delilah Brae: Drawing on her experiences as a community worker, delilah Brae practices as an inter-disciplinary artist. Informed by her background in theatre of the oppressed and experimental film, she attempts to evoke cruel tenderness in the written and spoken word. Formerly based in Toronto, she was a founding member of the zine and performance collective Death Cookie Soup. Brae is a DIY enthusiast and is at home creating complex, medium transcending works. Brae blends digital art, music, spoken word and performance; her work has been described as, “A deep kind of clown.” She currently resides in Nova Scotia where she practices harm reduction and arts facilitation within the homeless community. Brae is currently developing a short film “Dear Mother,” and a chapbook entitled “Party Tricks for Ghosts”. She has poetry published in Untethered and Pizza Goth. She was a resident video artist with The Drake Hotel, and most recently finished a performance series with the Xen0hyena collective. Find her on Instagram and Twitter @delilah.brae

Peggy Cheung (autumnskylark): Ever discouraged by a robot family whose rigid and narrow viewpoints could only accept the arts as a “mere” hobby, growing up, Peggy had little opportunity to pursue her passion for music and drama. Isolated to the confines of her imagination, she would perform to the masses, until her years as an undergrad presented a handful of occasions to unleash her inner diva singing in the University of Waterloo choir, in an intimate jazz vocal ensemble named Voca Mocha, in a production by the Faculty, Alumni, Staff, and Student (FASS) amateur theatre company, and at her solo voice recital. She would go on to entertain the elementary and middle-school students held captive in her classroom, and those who would offer themselves as tribute to sing for the school choir under her direction. A chance performance to honour the doctors at the 2014 46th Congress of the International Society of Paediatric Oncology; some dabbling with video creation on YouTube @autumnskylark. Liberated to her chosen family, Peggy is forever grateful to her husband for his support in encouraging her artist to blossom. Her beautiful and bold daughter, Poppy, is her every reminder and reason to embrace her art and shine in authenticity. Since Summer 2023, Peggy continues to explore her artistry in this new chapter of her life here in Canada’s Ocean Playground.

Poppy Ensoleil Cheung-Dang: Poppy has been developing her vocal chops since she was about 3 months old, when, unexpected, she burst out in crescendo what could convincingly be described as a major triad in first inversion. In infancy, her musical instincts had her regularly bouncing rhythmically to the beat of songs and demanding replays of her favourites, most memorably “Waka Waka” by Shakira, “Live Your Story” by Auli’i Cravalho, and various hits by the Australian entertainment group for children, Bounce Patrol. Her flair for the dramatic became increasingly evident in her exaggerated facial expressions, at times frighteningly comical, that never ceased to pull at heartstrings. Poppy would discover a plethora of interests that had her endeavour to become a gymnast, a teacher, a doctor, a truck driver, a chef, a mother, a scientist, a cashier, a farmer, a business owner, and so forth; but throughout her aspirations, alongside “dancer” and “singer”, it was her calling to be a “performancer” that would remain a constant. 2024 will mark her debut. (BTW, Poppy turns 5 today – March 23 🙂

 

 

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