Singers have busy month with Telemiracle, 'Bugsy'

Weyburn Review
February 26, 2014 01:00 AM

Taylor and Jayda Cameron will have a busy March, starting by performing at Telemiracle in Saskatoon. Telemiracle runs March 1 and 2, with both singers performing on the Sunday.

Taylor will perform "God Help the Outcasts" from the Hunchback of Notre Dame movie at 12:15 p.m., and Jayda will perform "Oh What a Beautiful Morning" from Oklahoma at 1 p.m.

"It is so very important to support Telemiracle by performing at the event," said Taylor. "Everyone who auditioned, or who are performing have taken time out of their day to help with the fundraiser."

"The best part of it is knowing that Telemiracle is helping a lot of families in Saskatchewan."

In a way, Taylor's performance "God Help the Outcasts" is very appropriate for Telemiracle. In the song, Esmeralda expresses her hope for change, after she sees how Quasimodo and her people are treated by society.

For both Taylor and Jayda, this is the first time that they will perform solos at Telemiracle. Last year, they performed as a duet for the fundraiser.

"I am really excited, but a little nervous," said Jayda. "It is so much performing at Telemiracle because you get to be yourself."

Another big production right around the corner for Taylor and Jayda is "Bugsy Malone", a musical with Do It With Class that runs Tuesday to Thursday, March 11 to 13 at the Conexus.

Taylor plays Knuckles, Fat Sam's right-hand man, and the only flaw of Knuckles is that he is a bumbling idiot.

Knuckles got his name because he constantly cracks his knuckles, which drives Fat Sam crazy. Jayda plays Captain Smolsky, a police officer who always muddles up his job.

The musical is about gangsters in New York City, with all the roles played by children. One of the most fun events about the musical is that the cast get to use 'splurge' guns, which sprays marshmallows at each other.

"There are big marshmallow guns and there are the little ones," said Taylor. "Another way to 'die' in the musical is to get hit by a cream pie."

Both Taylor and Jayda already have experience on the stage, and now the bright lights of the TV world have shone down on the sisters. Along with their father and mother, James and Tanya, the sisters were in a commercial for the Saskatchewan Union of Nurses.

"The commercial is about a man who has a heart attack, and how the nurses are able to help him," said Taylor.

She said it was a great experience for her to work on a set, and it was a very different experience for the whole family.

"If anything happens where I am able to do screen work, this experience could go on my resume. I now know what it is like to work on a set," said Taylor.

"It was a lot of fun, but there were a lot of takes and those got a bit tiring," said Jayda. She was recently chosen for another commercial for the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency.

Jayda also has two MiniPop Kids fan music videos on their website.

The MiniPop Kids brand is about encouraging and empowering kids to be confident and shoot for their dreams with versions of current pop songs that the entire family can enjoy.

"I really enjoy singing, dancing and acting," said Jayda. Currently, she has three songs uploaded on the MiniPop Kids fan video site.
It will be from those fan videos that five new MiniPop children will be selected for the upcoming year.

Along with everything else on their schedule, both Taylor and Jayda will compete in the Musical Theatre competition of the Rotary Music Festival. The Stars of the Festival will be held on Thursday, March 20.

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