There is exciting news coming out of Kirkland Lake’s Arts community as officials from the LaSalle Theatre have announced what they describe as “a socially distanced return to the auditorium and their stage” with a presentation of the classic “It’s a wonderful life.”
Managing Artistic Director Michael Rawley says there are a number of people that need to be lauded for their ability to get back on stage.
“Let’s start with the generous donation of two dumpsters from Richard at B&R Enviro Services, this generous donation allowed us to clean out the auditorium completely. We cannot thank B&R Enviro Services enough for helping us achieve this.”
Rawley adds “this gift would not have been possible without Kirkland Lake’s CIP Program. The town granted us the tipping fees plus 50 per cent funding towards a much needed electrical upgrade. This showed us that the town is on board with what we are going to achieve at the LaSalle and we couldn’t be more proud or thank the town enough for their support,” says Rawley.
Chris Boutin and his team from Crimana Power Corp completed the electrical upgrade last week. “We now have a stable electrical system. Our whole building will be a lot warmer in the winter months,” adds Rawley.
All of the above, combined with our district being in level three and a green zone, has allowed us (after a lot of safety and health planning) to announce the presentation of the play.
The play has been adapted by Rawley and he along with Rylan Thomas will direct it.
The show will star both Rawley and Thomas along with Paige McMillan, Noah Kazur, Matthew Paquette, Cameron Beaven, Colin Beaven, Bella Hammond, Lisa Joly and Aurora Sampson.
There will be eight performances, starting on December 12th with the last one on December 19th.
Show times for both performances is 7 pm. For more information contact Michael Rawley at 705 568 7471 or at email@example.com