Performances galore coming

My Nikkel's Worth column

Those who are parents with kids at home, do you get the whiny statement, “There’s nothing to do here! There’s nowhere to go …”
This is your opportunity to roll your eyes at them (instead of the other way around) and go, “Seriously?”
For those parents, and for people who love the arts in Weyburn (and there are many), this is a primo time of year for seeing the performing arts live and in person in the upcoming weeks before Christmas.
Today (Nov. 28) and Thursday, Nov. 29, there are performances of “Peter Pan Jr.” by the junior high students at the Comp, on stage at the Cugnet Centre.
There are some really good performers coming up, people, and if you want to see who some of the future stars for the Comp will be, you need to check this musical out. The leading cast members are totally committed to their parts, and the chorus is really good too.
On the weekend, the Quota Festival of Carols will be held on Sunday, Dec. 2, with performacnes at 2 and 7 p.m. at Grace United Church.
There will be school, church and community groups all performing there, including the Rotary choir (who, I am assured, will be of the utmost quality — even if I am slightly biased), and you will not be disappointed, especially if you love Christmas music.
So then, once you are in the Christmas spirit from the carols, there will be the Chamber’s Parade of Lights on their new date of Tuesday, Dec. 4, with lots of floats laden with lights, and of course the Big Man himself at the end.
For another musical treat, and those of you who love the musicals that Colleen Weimer was famous for in her career at the Weyburn Comp, she and her daughter Kendra are directing the musical “Annie” on the stage at Grace United Church.
There will be three performances, on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 7, 8 and 9 at 7 p.m. each night, and you will see not just high school students, but a range from children up to adults all taking on the various roles of this musical. They include the talented Spirit of Grace Singers and Actors United, which includes some of Colleen’s former students, and some adults you might never have thought of as performers.
Then, for another holiday musical to keep everyone in the mood, the classic “White Christmas” by Irving Berlin will hit the stage with Sask Express coming to town on Tuesday, Dec. 18, exactly one week before the big day, and they will be at the Cugnet Centre at 7:30 p.m.
If you’ve ever seen the talents of Sask Express, you know this will be a good show to see. Take advantage of these live performances while you can, and you’ll be impressed!

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