…being presented this week by Class Act Performing Arts Studio and Do It With Class Young People’s Theatre (and in which, full disclosure, my daughter Alice is playing a chicken), is in today’s Regina LeaderPost. An excerpt:
Eduardo Ventura, one of the ballet instructors at Class Act and Do It With Class, will dance Basilio.
“He’s a poor barber in the village,” Ventura explains. “Kitri and him have known each other since they were kids, and they love each other, but her father doesn’t want any penniless suitor for his daughter. He’s planning to marry her with the rich Gamache (Kent Wolkowski). They have to fight for their love.”
The role of Kitri is being danced by Jacqueline Burtney, a former student who is currently enrolled in the musical theatre program at Sheridan College in Oakville, Ont.
“I’ve been working on ballet since I was seven,” she says.
Ballet isn’t her focus at Sheridan — she only spends an hour and a half on it there each week — but she says her ballet studies in Regina under former Class Act/Do It With Class instructor Ana Maria Campos have helped her get “my foot in the door for what I want to do, because the world of musical theatre is really surrounded by dance.”