Had the opportunity to spend a week at rehearsals of the new musical I’ve written, “The Naming of Port Rexton” with Rising Tide Theatre in Trinity Newfoundland.
The show is about the naming of what was once the town of Ship Cove (and the neighbouring Robin Hood), which in 1910 needed a new name. With two major families in town, the Rexes and Randells (both descended from original settlers John Rex and John Randell) it’s decided that whichever family has the first child will have the town named after that family (at least in my version of historical events). Things take a twist though when the first baby is a girl and the other family changes the rules so it must be a boy baby.
It’s so great to be able to write a show about a specific place and then have actors from that place in it. Especially thankful my good friend Michelle Rex Bailey is in the show (of the Rex clan)! It was a great week of reconnecting with old friends and getting to hear this cast bring the music of the show to life (while seeing Icebergs). If you’re around Trinity July 29th, come down for the opening! Check the Rising Tide website for more details.