Thanks to Smile Theatre's generous sponsors and seniors across Ontario, this past week we were able to bring our winter show, Made in Canada to audiences of Ottawa. Made in Canada is a tribute to all things Canadian and boy, did we feel the love for our country!
The team embarked Monday, March 2nd and were all smiles for the van ride. And the energy did not wain for the eager audiences of New Orchard Lodge, who were our first audience in Ottawa.
Amelia, the Smile Intern, joined the group the next day. Ottawa was everyone’s first week of three two-show days and we were very pumped to start off on the right foot. Our first stop was at the wonderful Billings Lodge where we made our introductions in both French and English for our bilingual patrons. Our audience loved joking with us about Canada, and, as you can see in the picture above, we loved bringing our show to them. Our next stop that day was Laurier Manor, with an equally as engaged audience. Our Ukrainian dance number garnered us many giggles and much encouragement for an encore.
In between shows we were able to see and enjoy many parts of our nation’s capital including the National Art Gallery and the Museum of Natural History. We also had fun bonding as a group over board games and very tasty eats at The Lodge.
Our road trip ended with a final but lively show Saturday afternoon at Starwood. From there, the gang drove back to Toronto for a quick rest and many more big weeks ahead.