A Delightful ACT-out
Dinner at Miss Daisy’s ... A Christmas Carol
What a wonderful evening our ACT group had on Friday December 10th 2010.
First it was dinner at Miss Daisy’s Victorian Tea Room on Summer Street in Summerside. This is a B&B which has full restaurant service for lunch and dinner, five days a week ... and it’s amazingly reasonable in cost. The food was great—in the range of offerings, in quality and presentation. Our group had a variety of tastes: seafood linguine, turkey, prime rib, pad thai and more. A nice feature: you can bring your own wine and there’s no corkage fee.
After lemon-meringue pie we reconvened at the Harbourfront Theatre for the musical version of the Dickens classic A Christmas Carol. This was presented by the Fandango Musical Players, the creation of Shirley Anne Cameron (Artistic Director) and Tanya Bernard (Music Director), both of whom are familiar to ACT folks for their big roles in ACT’s own musical productions. In fact many of the cast were ‘graduates’ of Evita. What a show—great material, fine quality in costuming, sets, staging, dance, music and the rest. A timeless story, retold in a very moving (and often fun!) way.
This was a dandy reminder of the good experiences which ACT-out can give us. Thanks to Margaret MacEachern and Sophia Wong for making it happen. Nice goin’!!
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