Entries in Us (3)

Tuesday
Oct032017

"Us" by J. Straker and yours truly, short-listed for Stage​ ​West​ ​Pechet​ ​Family​ ​Musical​ ​Award

 

So happy to finally announce: Us, the musical written by Jeffery Straker and yours truly, which opens in March 2018 at Globe Theatre main stage, has been short-listed for the Stage West Pechet Family Musical Award (Playwrights Guild Canada) for best new Canadian musical. So honored to be on this list. Huge thanks to Camp Fyreflysask, Globe Theatre, Saskatchewan Arts Board, University of Regina MAP dept, Roberta McKay & Elmer Brennan and Saskatchewan Playwrights Centre for their indispensable support of this project. Winner announced Oct 29 at the Tom Hendry Awards in TO.

 

Stage​ ​West​ ​Pechet​ ​Family​ ​Musical​ ​Award​ is given annually for a new musical work by a PGC-member, which has not yet had a premiere production. JURY: Ted​ ​Dykstra​ (Chair), Clara​ ​Bullock​, Meghan​ ​Gardiner​, and Peter​ ​Jorgensen​. Kelley​ ​Jo​ ​Burke​ ​(Co-creators:​ ​Jeffrey​ ​Straker)​ (​ SK) for​ ​Us​, Julie​ ​McIsaac​ ​&​ ​Corey​ ​Payette​ ​(BC) for​ ​Les​ ​Filles​ ​Du​ ​Roi​,​ ​and Joe​ ​Slabe​ ​(AB) for​ ​The​ ​Urban​ ​Jungle​ ​Book​.

 

Watch the announcement HERE

 

 

Thursday
Mar232017

Us: a coming in musical premieres on the Regina Globe Theatre mainstage Feb 28, 2017

Us, a musical by Kelley Jo Burke and Jeffery Straker will get its world premiere on the Regina Globe mainstage, spring 2018. 
http://leaderpost.com/entertainment/local-arts/globe-theatre-unveils-diverse-lineup-for-2017-18-season
Monday
Jun132016

What a rush!

Had the most amazing time performing with Jeffery Straker (my partner-in-crime who I adore) sharing our musical in progress called "Us". A million thanks to everyone who came out , including Marilyn Turnley and Janna Kathleen Wood for all their great help, to my darling Eric Eggertson for giving up his whole Saturday to help and take photos, to the hosts with the most Roberta McKay and Elmer Brenner, for letting us turn Roberta's gorgeous office into a concert hall and as ever my deep gratitude the Saskatchewan Arts Board and Camp FYrefly Sask for their support of the project. Word fail me- it was amazing.

And the press is taking notice!