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Local talent showcased under one roof in Truro

TRURO – An upcoming performance will celebrate a lot of homegrown talent.

Lauren Purdy, from left, Andrew Morrisey, Jennie Appleby and Matt Berghuis are just four of the talent who will be taking the stage at the Marigold Cultural Centre on May 15 for ‘Andrew Morrisey and Friends: The More the Merrier.’ The performance begins at 7:30 p.m. Dee Appleby photo

‘Andrew Morrisey and Friends: The More the Merrier’ will showcase that talent, all under one roof.

“We wanted to do a show that showcased a lot of Truro’s talent in one show,” said Morrisey about the May 15 performance he has worked on with Ann Legere, Dee Appleby and Lorraine Brocklehurst. “There were many different versions of this show, but we decided to do more of a concert style performance.”

Morrisey, who has been accepted into the acting conservatory program this fall at The Atlantic Theatre Company in New York, said the organizers weren’t sure how many performers would be included in the event.

“Everybody has said yes … it’s been really good,” Morrisey said. “It will be mainly music theatre, folk and some Celtic, and Stephanie Turnbull will be doing some highland dancing. She’s amazing.”

Along with Morrisey and Turnbull, the event will feature the talents of Erin and Megan Brocklehurst, Katherine Johnston, Emily Robertson, Brent Yorke, Matthew Berghuis, Jennie Appleby and Lauren Fiander, the Truro Youth Singers, Lauren Purdy, and Christina Appleby, as well as students of Morrisey’s and Jennie Appleby. Rachel O’Brien will be the evening’s accompanist on the piano.

“It was crazy when we were first thinking of names of people who might perform. Between the four of us, we had a humongous list,” said Morrisey.

“We thought, ‘how is there so many insanely talented people in this community?…’ There are many different performers who are extremely good at what they do.”

With so much talent on one stage, Morrisey, who is working on plans for his summertime one-man show, said it will be a fun night.

“There really will be something for everyone. I will pop up here and there, but it’s a lot about the friends,” he said.

Tickets for the show have been selling well according to Morrisey, and if there is enough interest, there’s a possibility of adding a second show the night before.

The performance begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Marigold Cultural Centre. Tickets are $15 for general admission, and $10 for students, plus service charges. Tickets can be purchased at the Marigold box office on Prince Street in Truro, or online at

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