Love is in the air this summer as Cape Breton’s own Anita Lays plans to get hitched to a mainlander by the name of Alexander Herman. And here comes the bride!
The always-inviting lobby of the historic Savoy Theatre will host what’s sure to be one of the craziest weddings of the season this summer. Tourists and locals alike are cordially invited to My Big FAT Glace Bay Wedding Dinner Theatre, to bear witness to some great laughs, more than a few toe-tappin’ tunes, delicious reception food and maybe, just maybe, a wee bit of disaster. Of course, that’s what happens when you try to pair a mainlander with a Cape Bretoner. How can this “mixed marriage” possibly survive? Will these Cross-Causeway lovers say “I do!” or will the father of the bride find his little girl a man from the Bay?
“Everyone loves wedding drama, so we’ve got a little bit of that of course. Then we ‘marry’ in some great tunes and good food,” jokes Carol Anne Gillis, who co-directs the show with Colin Appleton. “And the cast is energetic and open-minded,” Gillis continues, “so they’ve been on board with just about anything. Safe to say, in sickness or in health, we vow to deliver a memorable show.”
Appleton is joined in the show by well-established performers Ron Newcombe, Angela Duhamel, Brandon Carabin, Katherine Woodford, Matthew Earhart and Carol Anne Gillis, as they navigate the delicate intricacies of this “mixed marriage” with memorable melodies from the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s between arguments, predicaments and wedding vows galore.
Show-goers/wedding guests will be served a delicious three course meal and can say “I DO” to one of three menu choices: stuffed chicken, maple-glazed salmon or a vegetarian option, served with potato and veggies, dessert, and hot tea or coffee. Ticket price is $49 each and includes the meal, fees and taxes. See a great show, enjoy a great meal…all in one spot.
My Big FAT Glace Bay Wedding runs July 17, 24, 27 and August 16, 17, 30 at the Savoy Theatre. All shows 7pm. Reservations required.