Georgetown residents JQ Smith, who has choreographed for many years with Halton Hills School of Dance and with the Georgetown Little Theatre Youth Group, and Michael Clost, a Grade 12 student at Christ the King Catholic Secondary School in Georgetown, will perform in Meadowvale Music Theatre's production of West Side Story, opening tonight.
Clost previously performed the role of Joseph in his school production of Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and as the brute Marvin Hudgins in Georgetown Little Theatre's Youth Group's 2005 production of Dark of The Moon.
Clost was also recently seen in Georgetown Globe's production of Big the Musical. In West Side Story he plays Jet gang member, Snowboy. In May, he will perform the lead role of The Vagrant in GLT Youth Group's visually intriguing production of The Insect Play. Doug Feggans, who is also appearing in West Side Story as Officer Krupke, will direct The Insect Play. Feggans has performed in Georgetown Globe's Big the Musical as Zoltar and in The Wizard of Oz as The Cowardly Lion.
JQ Smith, who is a well known local dancer and choreographer, is currently studying at in the Radio and Television Arts Program. In West Side Story, Smith will play the vampy role of Velma, Riff's girl friend. The versatile Smith then switches hats to dance as a Puerto Rican girl in America. West Side Story is a timeless classic brimming with fabulous choreography and well-loved musical favourites. West Side Story runs at The Meadowvale Theatre (just south of Hwy 401, off Erin Mills Parkway) on Feb. 24-25, March 2-4, curtain at 8 p.m. and for 2 p.m. matinees on Feb. 26 and March 4. To book tickets call the Meadowvale Theatre box office at 905-615-4720.