Thursday, March 5, 2015
  • 'Grease' rehersal
    'Grease' rehersal

    Andrew Eldridge, left, playing “Danny Zuko,” Brandon Cole (“Roger”), Cole Turcotte (“Kenickie”), Shawn Brady (“Sonny”), and Sam Gauthier (“Doody”) rehearsed a musical number in preparation for Fort High’s spring musical, “Grease.” Auditions began in January and rehearsals have been ongoing for the past month. The musical will be staged May 6-9 at the Townshend Theatre.

    'Grease' rehersal
  • 'Where's Barry?'
    'Where's Barry?'

    Former Fort Frances residents Graeme Morgan (left) and Roy Tighe—seen here as characters from their short film, “Where Barry?”—are thrilled it has hit the film festival circuit. It will debut at the Capital City Film Festival in Lansing, Mich. from April 9-12 and it also won a Royal Reel Award for the Canadian Film Competition at the Canadian Independent Film Festival in Vancouver.

    'Where's Barry?'
  • Visiting author
    Visiting author

    Award-winning Canadian author Joseph Boyden talked about his life and the books he has written to Fort High, Rainy River High School, and Seven Generations Education Institute students at the Townshend Theatre yesterday morning. This was followed by an evening presentation for parents, families, and community members.

    Visiting author
  • ‘Alice’ number
    ‘Alice’ number

    Members of the chorus for the “Alice in Wonderland Jr.” production at Robert Moore School rehearsed a scene last week in preparation for the upcoming show. The musical will hit the stage there tonight and again tomorrow at 6 p.m., with tickets available at the door.

    ‘Alice’ number
  • Ukulele songs
    Ukulele songs

    James Hill, Canada’s ukulele virtuoso, showcased a number of different types of songs on the ukulele at the Townshend Theatre last night as part of the fourth show in the “Kids and Company” entertainment series. Hill taught about music from Brazil, Russia, Hawaii, and Canada—and even ended off with a rock tune. The final show in this season’s series will be “Baobab” on April 20.

    Ukulele songs

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Ex-residents’ film hitting festivals

Two former residents are proving themselves as film-makers after their latest project—a 32-minute short film entitled “Where’s Barry?”—recently was chosen for two film festivals.

Robert Moore staging ‘Alice’

Robert Moore School’s Musical Club is returning to the stage tonight and tomorrow with its rendition of Disney’s “Alice in Wonderland Jr.”
“We took a three-year hiatus,” noted teacher Hue Eldridge, who is directing the show along with fellow teacher Michelle Cain.
“Everyone was trying to regroup,” she said.
“It really requires so much time and effort.”

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