‘Whispers at the Manor’ takes the stage next week

By Rob VogtLive theatre will take the stage at the Claresholm Community Centre next week as SUCH Drama presents “Whispers at the Manor”.Performances are May 22 through May 24 at 7 p.m., with performances at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. on May 25.The musical was written by local writer Annalisa Harrison who is also the production’s stage manager.She describes “Whispers at … Read more

Writer with local roots making her mark

By Rob VogtSome times ideas come from the strangest places.A good example is how Elizabeth Trofimenkoff (née Pedersen) came up with the idea for her debut novel “A Kiss of the Siren’s Song”.The Claresholm native wrote the fantasy-romance story after a conversation with a friend.Trofimenkoff was chatting with her friend after she sent her some videos, and suggested her friend … Read more

Radio plays set to hit the air this weekend

By Rob VogtRadio plays have a rich history in the world of entertainment, dating back to the early days of radio broadcasting when families would gather around their radios to listen to captivating stories unfold through sound.An online radio station in Nanton wants to re-capture some of that old magic.Better yet, they will be using theatre groups from the surrounding … Read more

Community mosaic mural project under way

By Rob VogtThe Welcoming Claresholm Committee is asking community members to let their inner artist shine and become part of their community mosaic mural project.Amanda Zimmer, secretary of the committee, said the mural will show the community’s inclusiveness, diversity and sense of belonging.The mural is a large image of a tree, made up of numbered squares. Each square will be … Read more

‘Cinderella’ receives 11 nominations for community theatre

By Rob VogtThe Claresholm Arts Society has earned 11 nominations for its production of “Cinderella”.On July 24, Calgary’s Alliance of Community Theatres announced the nominations for the 2023 Community Theatre or CAT awards celebrating the best of community theatre in Calgary and neighbouring communities.A total of 17 productions were nominated from 12 different companies. There were four companies new to Calgary’s … Read more