Miss-Mills-Trash-DanceLocal author, poet and playwright Fern Martin has not been resting on her laurels lately. After bringing to the stage two plays about area history (the stories of Dr. James Naismith and R. Tait McKenzie) as well as a musical romp about quilts (Quilts From Hell), she is ready to help us do the Trash Dance.

Are you bugged by finding beer cans in the ditch, dog poop underfoot, or unmentionables in the public gardens? If you want to be part of a hilarious musical solution, you are most cordially invited to come out and audition at the Almonte Old Town Hall on Sunday, June 7 at 1pm, or Monday, June 8 at 7pm. All ages are welcome, and not every part requires you to sing or dance (although you may be asked to rap or gyrate in an adorably awkward manner — humour is the name of this game!). If you think you’d like a singing part, please come prepared to sing a song of your choice for the audition committee. For more information, contact Kris Riendeau at <kris@thehumm.com> or 256–0315.

There’s a keen team of folks who are excited about bringing this production to the stage (and hopefully to some local schools): Jennifer Noxon as vocal director, Brendan Gawn as musical director, Rob Riendeau as producer, Barb Dickson as stage manager, and Kris Riendeau as director/choreographer. Rehearsals start in early September and the show goes up in mid-November. Trash Dance… what a cleaning!