Barb’s Blog

December 29, 2022

ANNOUNCEMENTS: 

  1. GUP – COMMUNITY THEATRE CLUB. Winter session begins Tuesday, January 10, 2023. Fees for winter term are due at that time.  

“CHALLENGE”:  HOW MANY OF OUR ACTORS WILL KNOW MOST OF THEIR LINES WHEN WE MEET AGAIN ON JANUARY 10?????  OFF-BOOK DATE, JANUARY 31, 2023.  NO SCRIPTS ON STAGE!        

 2.COMMUNITY CHILDREN’S CHOIR – Our singers were amazing at our two Performances on December 11, 2022! Our Community Children’s Choir will meet again in the Spring, (after Easter)

 3.COMMUNITY THEATRE CAMP – Dates are set for July 10 to 14, and July 24 to 28, 2023.

 COMMUNITY THEATRE CLUB 

TEN YEARS LATER!!!  Remember your high school reunion.  Was that stressful – or not????  Our cast is in the initial stages of “blocking” and “learning lines”.  And, of course, actually becoming one’s Character for a couple hours every Tuesday night!   Well, it’s 1988 and the 10-year high school reunion of the CLASS of ’78 is happening this weekend!

Actors, be sure you have Dress Rehearsal dates on your 2023 calendar.  They are compulsory – no exceptions.   Saturday, February 18, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.; Saturday, February 25, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.;   Sunday, February 26, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Our Performance date is Friday, March 3, 2023, at 7:30 p.m., at Trinity United Church.           

For any new readers who might be looking at my Blog, this paragraph is for you.  Do you love being on stage; the thrill of a performance; turning your imagination loose; having fun???  I know you would enjoy Guelph United Performers!   Just send me an e-mail and let me know you are interested – I will definitely put your name on my list so you receive updated information about us.  Come and see our Performance on March 3, 2023.   See the kind of Show we produce!  If you are 11 to 16 years old, I encourage you to discover GUP – Community Theatre Club.

 COMMUNITY CHILDREN’S CHOIR

Our fall session of Community Children’s Choir is over.  This Choir of 22 boys and girls was wonderful!  We certainly had the opportunity to get into the Christmas Spirit by singing, as special guests, at Trinity United Church on Sunday, December 11, 2022.  First, at their Family Christmas Service at 10:00 a.m., and, then, in the evening at the Trinity United Church Choir’s annual Christmas Performance, at 7:00 p.m.   What a big day that was!!!!   “ONE MORE SLEEP TILL CHRISTMAS”, “THE CHIPMUNK SONG”, “BLESS US ALL”, and “FELIZ NAVIDAD” never sounded better!  The standing ovation from the full-house audience showed how much they enjoyed our songs.

Our Community Children’s Choir is free for all boys and girls, ages 7 to 14, in our community.  Just come and sing!!!!  No charge for music lessons – what a deal!  We will be offering another session in Spring 2023.

COMMUNITY THEATRE CAMP:

I have been having quick little thoughts about summer and Community Theatre Camp.  So much fun to look forward to!  Theatre Camp always happens in July.  2023 camps will run July 10 to 14, and July 24 to 28.  Morning Camp for ages 6 to 10, 9:00 a.m. to noon;  Afternoon Camp for ages 11 to 16, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Barbara