BY CLAIRE CUDAHY
Theatre 105 is a few short weeks away from the debut of “Hang On Help Is On Its Way,” this year’s title of the annual spring variety show in Ear Falls.
“This will be our 28th production,” says Jean Robinson, founder and director of Theatre 105.
Robinson says the production’s broad theme gives the cast ample room for creativity and a range of songs, jokes, and skits.
“It’s kind of corny, some slapstick, some wordplay,” explains Robinson. “Although it’s not for children, it’s certainly family friendly.”
Attendees can expect everything from dancing bears to a medieval skit spoofing computers.
For Robinson, the fact that audience members will likely know most of the cast only adds to the humour.
“Because it’s small town theatre, it’s the people on stage that are just as funny as the skits,” she adds.
“Hang On Help Is On Its Way” by the Little River Band is just one of the classic tunes to expect in the production.
“This year features some new popular hits as well some old classics,” says Liane Ross-Buckler, who will be singing in her sixth Theatre 105 production this year with Sing-Cerely Yours. “The closing number will have everyone dancing in their seats!”
The show will run for three nights, including a dinner theatre evening hosted by the Ear Falls unit of the Red Lake Margaret Cochenour Memorial Hospital Auxiliary.
Tickets for the event can be purchased at Whispering Pines Seniors Centre in Ear Falls or at the door of the Ear Falls Legion. On April 30 and May 1 the show starts at 7 p.m. and tickets cost $15. The dinner theatre evening is priced at $40 and takes place on May 2 at 7 p.m.