“This Is Me” musical opening night a success

“This Is Me” musical opening night a success

If advance ticket sales for the Prairie Drama Academy production of “This Is Me”, a musical based on the Barnum and Bailey Circus story, is an indication of how the next three shows will roll out, Portagers are hungry for a well-performed musical.

The story takes an inside look at the freaks Barnum and Bailey Circus made world famous. “They were brave! They were bruised! They were who they were meant to be…Are you?” is how the storyline is promoted.
Prairie Drama Academy is presenting the musical “This is Me” a song and dance look at the “Greatest Show on Earth” and the sideshow men and woman.

Prairie Drama Academy This is me
1. Brittany Thompson, left, plays Charity Barnum, Fabien DeFreipas as P.T. Barnum and Krista Wiebe as Caroline Barnum who is receiving birthday gift, a wishing machine. It represents Barum’s concept that anything is possible—just wish it. Mickey Dumont/Citizen photo
Prairie Drama Academy
The “freaks” celebrate who they are thus the title “This Is Me”, as they discover they are a family of sorts. Mickey Dumont/Citizen photo

“This Is Me” is based on the history of the Barnum and Bailey Circus and the men and women who played an important part in its success. Based on the hit movie “The Greatest Showman”, Prairie Drama Academy invites you to join us for an evening of magic presented by the community of Portage la Prairie. The power of the music, the electricity of the dances, the bravery of the characters. Look out here they come…

Tickets for “This is Me” are on sale now! $20 each or a family pack, available at both Hills Drug Stores and from cast members.

Curtain times on Friday and Saturday are at 7:30 p.m. with a 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday, April 6.

All shows are at the Herman Prior Activity Centre.

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