Performing Arts

Dear Rita @ The BVP

Dear Rita @ The BVP

About Dear Rita @ The BVP

DEAR RITA is a musical celebration of Cape Breton’s first lady of song, Rita MacNeil — an iconic Canadian storyteller who invited us to see ourselves in her music. Rita herself said her life story is “something you could pretty well put anyone into. It’s about one person, but so many of us could be there.” Cape Breton playwright Lindsay Kyte was chosen by Rita’s son, Wade Langham, to develop this show, featuring a cast of six and band, and new, re-imagined arrangements of Rita’s music by PEI composer/musician Mike Ross.

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