** UPDATED: this event date was changed to Saturday, February 6, 2016.
Prominent community volunteers are lending their support to Mermaid Theatre’s forthcoming fundraising event by undergoing a crash course in puppetry.
The third annual edition of the company’s popular Puppet Cabaret is scheduled for Saturday evening, February 6 and will feature original vignettes by Cameron Hartley, proprietor of the Schoolhouse Brewery and Kelly Mitchelmore, artist and proprietor of Phoenix Hollow B&B, local residents who are hard at work rehearsing for their stage debut.
Other features of the much-anticipated event include tasty tidbits (prepared by local chef Kerina Dykstra from Let’s Eat Personal Chef Services), a cash bar featuring local brew and wine, a silent and live auction, and cameo performances by former Mermaid puppetry students. The company’s long-time associate, Mermaid veteran Bill Carr, will serve as host and auctioneer. In addition to his extensive career as a stage and television performer, Bill is in much demand across Canada as a multi-media artist, humorist, writer, motivational speaker and social commentator.
Struan Robertson, Mermaid’s workshop coordinator, will oversee the puppetry segments of the event, with all staff members working to ensure that guests enjoy a unique “adult evening” in support of Mermaid’s outreach programs for families. Tickets are $60 with a tax receipt issued for a portion of the ticket price. The event is open to adults aged 19 and over.
The show will be presented on the Mermaid Imperial Performing Arts Centre stage at 106 Gerrish Street in Windsor. Tickets are available by contacting Mermaid Theatre’s office at 902-798-5841 or firstname.lastname@example.org.