Grade 11 student Jayda Cameron will be part of the cast for a Christmas event for the Regina Symphony Orchestra on Sunday, Dec. 8, playing the character of Anika.
Jayda is a veteran performer with the Do It With Class youth theatre group based in Regina, and her voice teacher from the group asked if she would come sing and be in the production. She will be part of a small cast that will portray an afternoon with the symphony explaining different Christmas traditions from around the world.
“The RSO does a Christmas show every year that’s directed towards younger kids,” explained Jayda, noting the performance will be held at the Riddell Theatre.
The event, entitled, “A Flicker of Light on a Winter’s Night”, tells the story of how a mysterious stranger helps three disgruntled children discover the true spirit of the holidays by weaving a tale about many of the best-loved traditions.
These range from Christmas trees to dreidels, from Santa Claus to Scrooge. The performance by the RSO will include popular favourites, traditional music and plenty of sing-alongs for the whole family to enjoy.
There will be preshow activities for families to take part in starting at 2 p.m., and the concert will begin at 3 p.m.
Tickets are $32 for adult and $15 for children, and have been selling fast online on the RSO website. Jayda advised those interested in attending not to wait until the day of the production, but to buy the tickets in advance.
This is Jayda’s 10th year with Do It With Class, and she is also involved at the Weyburn Comp in the Rise Choir and the jazz band. (In the second photo shown above, she is singing with the Rise choir at the recent fowl supper)
She will be part of two productions with Do It With Class this year, as they will put on “As You Like It” and a stage version of “Matilda”.
Jayda has enjoyed the singing and acting she has been able to do with the group, and said the skills she’s learned helps her in other areas of her life.
“It helps me in other ways, such as with public speaking,” she said. “I love the feeling you get after rehearsing something for months, and then you get to perform it for an audience so everyone can see what you’ve been working on.”