Left to right are Dávid Szigeti (cello), Erik Gow (who plays Alvin Kelby), Kevin Woo (clarinet), Wendy Bross Stuart (piano, music director) and Chris Adams (who plays Thomas Weaver), in rehearsal for The Story of My Life, which is at the Canadian Music Centre for five remaining performances, Nov. 25 and 30, Dec. 1 and 2, 8 p.m., and Nov. 26, 2 p.m. (photo by Ron Stuart)
Directed by Stephen Aberle, this story of friendship is an intimate and moving portrayal, performed by a talented and hardworking ensemble. I got a sneak peak at the production earlier this week. It had me laughing. I related to both of the characters (their good and more challenging traits/actions) and the actors had great chemistry and intensity. By the end, I was crying. It starts with Thomas trying to write the eulogy of his boyhood friend Alvin, and it takes the audience through some of the stories of their lives. The music is wonderful and the performers are top-notch. See it if you can.
Tickets can be purchased from eventbrite.com.