One of the best compliments I’ve heard about the Salt Truck Follies from peers & colleagues who also do fundraising activities is: “We may make more money than you, but yours is waaaay funner”!
While the goal of the Salt Truck Follies is definitely to raise funds to supplement our annual programming activities, putting on a great show is integral to the equation! Luckily, Halifax is chock full of amazingly talented (and generous) individuals willing to donate their time and energy. This really helps put the fun in fundraising!
This year’s edition is no exception and we are super excited to count on the incomparable Cathy Jones as our Maîtresse de Cérémonie! Opening acts by Maria Osende Flamenco, Hot Mess, and Greg Thomey will warm up the audience for the highly anticipated Dancing with the Halifamous. This reality tv spin-off connects 4 local celebrities with some talented dance artists to produce a series of short numbers. This year’s brave contestants are (drum roll please!!): composer/musician, Dinuk Wijeratne, CTV host, Maria Panopalis, vocalist extraordinaire, Heather Rankin, and Fid chef, Dennis Johnston. With choreographic contributions from the Halifax Salseros, Concrete Roots, Veronique MacKenzie and Sara Harrigan, the show will be rich in talent!
A competition is not complete without judges! Adjudicating this year’s performances will be the wonderfully insightful Chris Shore, Greg Thomey, and Laura Penny!
Not to be missed!
Salt Truck Follies goes live Saturday March 5th at 8:30PM at the Meinertzhagen Theatre (945 Tower Rd, Halifax Grammar School, doors open at 7:30)