On Friday, June 1, the AddLibretto theatre sports troupe will once again throw some seemingly random questions out to the audience at Lynn Valley United Church.
“What do people ask advice about?” might be one of the questions, or “What’s something worth celebrating?” Within seconds, the off-the-cuff answers are used as the fodder for a scene or song that is guaranteed to bring laughs, and sometimes even some sage life-wisdom.
Friday Night Live, an evening of music and comedy (and musical comedy!), began one year ago on Friday. Over the past year, the informal evening of entertainment has continued to grow in popularity, and has seen over 20 guest artists take to the stage along with AddLibretto. Over that time, audiences have heard pianist composers, singers, jazz combos and more.
This Friday will see the Senior Vocal Ensemble from Argyle Secondary step up with director Francis Roberts to perform some of their always-crowd-pleasing numbers. And, as always, audience members will also get to enjoy coffee donated by Waves and treats supplied by the parish.
“There are lots of people who like to come out and end their week on a really positive note,” says Kelly Jenner, church administrator. The church, she says, plans to continue hosting Friday Night Live next year, after the troupe take a summer break from their church-based performances.
For now, though, you’ll be able to catch them at the church every Friday night until the end of June; performances start at 7:30 and guest musicians are advertised on the church website in advance. A hat is passed following the performance; Kelly suggests considering what it costs to go to a movie when deciding what to donate. (And you won’t have those staggering popcorn costs to worry about!)
For more information, visit the church website or call 604-987-2114.