Jamie Bourdon is new to community theatre and despite opening night jitters last week is loving her first foray on the stage in the Studio Theatre’s comedy Making God Laugh.
“I was first introduced to all the wonderful people in the theatre group when I was invited to the cast party for Over the River and Through the Woods,” Bourdon says.
“Through their gentle coercion and charming smiles I was convinced to try out for this production.”
She says she instantly fell in love with Maddie, the aspiring actress, who she portrays in Making God Laugh.
“Rehearsals were always a blast and the five of us who make up the cast gelled very quickly,” Bourdon says. “We were a group meant to be together.”
She says the rehearsal schedules were challenging, and the cast didn’t always get to rehearse together.
“But when we were together it was magic. The rest of this cast is so amazing and with Chris’s (Armstrong) directorial guidance this production has come together smashingly.”
While she did have some pre-play jitters, Bourdon says opening night Jan. 20 went great. “Such a blast.”
A Certified Holistic Health Practitioner and Registered Shiatsu Therapist Bourdon is owner of Hands On Healing Holistic Therapies and has lived in the lakecity her whole life.
“It is a blessing getting to have all my family around me,” Bourdon says.
According to reports Making God Laugh is really tickling people’s funny bones.
Written by Sean Grennan the comedy follows one typical American family over the course of 30 years’ worth of holidays.
“Opening night was awesome, the audience really enjoyed the show,” says Armstrong who is making his debut as a director.
“I’ve acted and worked backstage a number of times now but I’ve learned so much about theatre approaching it from this perspective,” Armstrong says.
“It’s been a crazy ride. The cast has worked incredibly hard on developing their characters and finding all the humour in the script.”
Making God Laugh finishes its two-week run at the Studio Theatre, Jan. 27 to 30. Tickets are available at the The Open Book, Aboutface Photography, and Kit and Kaboodle.