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Centre communautaire francophone de Truro creating musical in French and English

Emalla Desgagné is playing Jolly in the Centre communautaire francophone de Truro’s upcoming presentation of ‘Les aventures de JOLLY.’ The play will have dialogue in French, with most songs in English.
Emalla Desgagné is playing Jolly in the Centre communautaire francophone de Truro’s upcoming presentation of ‘Les aventures de JOLLY.’ The play will have dialogue in French, with most songs in English. - Lynn Curwin

TRURO, N.S. – A bilingual musical will be staged in Truro this spring, with youth on the stage and adults helping out behind the scenes.

The Centre communautaire francophone de Truro is presenting the show, with funding from Nova Scotia Communities, Culture and Heritage.

“The centre has never offered a bilingual musical before; something different for members of the community,” said Yvette Saulnier, director of the centre. “The Centre communautaire’s mandate is to promote the French language in the region but we always love to have the whole community to our events. It’s very important to keep the connection going with everyone and to share our talents.”

The play, Les aventures de Jolly, tells a story about Jolly, a girl who works in a circus with her friends Amanda and Flyer. Jolly wants to experience different things, so one day she leaves, in her imagination, for new adventures.

Dialogue will be in French, with most songs in English. About 15 young people, age 10 to 12, make up the cast.

The play and music were written by Julie Blue, and Lenore Zann is directing the show.

It will be staged at the Nova Scotia Community College gymnasium on Wednesday, May 30, at 11 a.m., and Thursday, May 31, at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Admission is $10.

Lenore Zann recently got together for a rehearsal with some of the youth taking part in the Centre communautaire francophone de Truro’s upcoming presentation of ‘Les aventures de JOLLY.’ Zann is directing the play.
Lenore Zann recently got together for a rehearsal with some of the youth taking part in the Centre communautaire francophone de Truro’s upcoming presentation of ‘Les aventures de JOLLY.’ Zann is directing the play.

 

lynn.curwin@trurodaily.com

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