Lights, camera, action! You can be a star on the Barriere stage. Get ready to break free of the winter blues and be a part of something new. Yes, it’s time to dust off your dancing shoes, practice that piano, and get your singing voice ready. ‘The Barriere Glee Club’ is coming to town.
‘The Barriere Glee Club’ is an exciting new entertainment program that everyone can enjoy, and it is being presented by the Thompson Valley Players.
“We are in the early stages of building the group and are looking for interesting talented people,” says TV Players’ Bev Murphy, “Of course we need singers, musicians, and dancers; but we will also require technical people for lights and sound, creative people for set design and costuming, and of course organizers and promoters. With the new band shell in Barriere we are looking to pull all the talent we can from our great community and give everyone a chance to be a part of the ‘on stage’ experience.”
Murphy says the Thompson Valley Players has something for every age group whether it be on the phone committee or a solo act on the stage.
“It’s up to you how much you would like to be involved,” says Murphy, “If music isn’t your thing, well, don’t you worry, we also have an Improv Group for those of you who just like to act.”
Murphy invites anyone who would like to hear more to attend an informal meet and greet at the North Thompson Volunteer Centre in the Ridge, on Saturday, Feb. 12, at 1 p.m.
“We are inviting people to sign up for some fun with the Thompson Valley Players,” stated Murphy, “We need to see how much interest is out there before we can proceed with these new groups. Even if you are just curious and not wanting to commit yourself right away – come share your ideas and show your support. We are hoping to bring workshops in technical training, vocal development and Improv clinics to Barriere, so come and find out more.”
The Thompson Valley Players are now entering their eleventh season in 2011, and they are always looking for new members. The group is enthusiastic about the new and exciting programs they say are in the works. No matter what your age or your talent TV Players say everyone is invited to be a part of it all.
TV Players annual general meeting is scheduled for this Wednesday, Feb. 9, 7 p.m., at the North Thompson Volunteer Centre, multi-purpose room, in the Ridge.
“Everyone is more than welcome to join our lively non-profit group,” says Murphy, “Bring a friend and your ideas, and join in the experience.”
If you miss the Wednesday meeting, Murphy says come by for the Saturday, Feb. 12 event, and they will be pleased to share information and answer your questions about the Thompson Valley Players organization and its programs.