Summer Student Blog Post: Theatre, Trivia, and ... Talk Show Hosting?

Hello, QAAW fans!

I have been so busy since I last wrote a blog post! I’m not even sure where to begin; I guess I’ll just jump right in!

 That's me on the left! Hi, mom! PHOTO CREDIT: Keshia Laffin

That's me on the left! Hi, mom!
PHOTO CREDIT: Keshia Laffin

Last Sunday, I had the privilege of participating in a task unlike any I have ever done in all my years working at QAAW: being a talk-show host! … Well, not exactly, I suppose, but I did play the role of host in a very special behind the scenes video Spotlight on The Music Man! I spent last Sunday evening talking on camera, giving the internet a sneak peak at our theatre and set, and asking a series of questions to some of our talented cast members. This was a somewhat scary experience for me at first – I had never done anything like this before, and though I’m comfortable performing on stage, being myself on camera is an entirely different story! – but David Myles, the man responsible for creating and shooting this piece, was very patient with me and lovely to work with, as were the members of the cast I interviewed. You can check out this piece for yourself here to learn more about QAAW's current production and its spectacular cast.

 Oh yeah, I *cough* may have also made everyone take a selfie with me at Trivia last Tuesday. Thanks, everyone! PHOTO CREDIT: Ally Loiselle

Oh yeah, I *cough* may have also made everyone take a selfie with me at Trivia last Tuesday. Thanks, everyone!
PHOTO CREDIT: Ally Loiselle

I also made my return to hosting Trivia last Tuesday, with the questions all relating to the theme word “Return.” (When you make the questions yourself, creating a theme that’s all about you is totally okay, right? Haha!) As always, I had a blast; bantering with the trivia regulars is always a fun time. My apologies to everyone for my more challenging questions; I thought I couldn’t top the apparent difficulty I posed by asking Pokemon themed questions last summer, but apparently Star Wars: Return of the Jedi questions were not a good idea either (even though, despite the complaints, everyone did fairly well on that round!) I will be hosting Trivia again this coming Tuesday, June 6th, and while I can guarantee no Pokemon or Star Wars questions, I cannot guarantee all of my questions will be easy. This week’s theme is “Super,” but as always, themes are not always as they appear… You’ll have to come play this Tuesday to see what this theme entails!

In other news, I also had the immense pleasure of catching opening night of Quick As A Wink’s The Music Man on Friday night! What an amazing performance! I obviously have an extreme bias, but QAAW shows never disappoint me. The cast was so energetic and fun to watch, from the lead roles right down to every member of the ensemble, the songs were toe-tappers, and the dance moves were amazing! It made me miss last summer, when I was able to take the stage myself in The Little Mermaid. If you haven’t had a chance to catch the show yet, fret not; there are still performances next weekend! You definitely won’t want to miss this fantastic show. Click here to buy your tickets to The Music Man today, or stop by Mosaic Market in Windsor or Box of Delights in Wolfville!

Oh, and don’t forget registration for our summer camps is open as well! Click here for more info or to register your child; slots are filling quickly!

I’m off for now; I have Trivia questions to prepare for Tuesday! I will be back with an update soon, and expect to be hearing from my coworker Miriam for the first time in a few days as well!

Cheers, and have a fantastic week, everyone!

Ally