Magic Moments show sparks joy
The Covid-19 lockdown didn’t stop a team of hardworking Greenwood Park residents from putting together a marvellous show for residents to enjoy in late October. Following last year’s successful ‘Magic Moments’ production, ‘Magic Moments 2’ brought the village together for three nights of singing, skits and entertainment.
Twenty residents – with the average age of 80 – performed in the chorus, and over 30 people were involved in the production, but the show couldn’t be made possible without its director and producer, Larree Wallace.
Casting, writing, choosing music and ensuring the show runs smoothly are just a few of the tasks Larree oversees. It’s a large effort, but one that doesn’t come without a generous reward.
It was really fantastic, really well received. It has been a privilege and a pleasure to work with the chorus,” says Larree.
Of the resident performers, Larree says some have never sung before. When they join the production, they say they can’t sing, but end up being amazing singers.
That’s what I love, seeing everyone enjoying themselves,” says Larree.
The show included music from the 1920s-1960s and two sets of costumes; 20th century flapper style and black and gold outfits, and dinner provided in the interval.