The new downtown venue Sacred Heart is ready to open its doors to the public.
Starting April 20th, the former church will be launching its public programming with Here Comes the Sun: Dinner and a Show.
The owner of Sacred Heart, Kevin Colford, was the man behind the transformation of the former St. Andrew’s church into the Highland Arts Theatre, which he now serves as landlord to the charity theatre organization and its board of directors. So it likely comes as no surprise that Mr. Colford has approached the HAT to adapt their latest hit, March’s Here Comes the Sun, as his new business's first public venture.
The show has been reimagined as part of an evening of entertainment and hospitality, featuring the theatre company’s crew of local talent, paired with a delicious three-course meal from another local favourite - Mis en Place Catering.
The show itself is a co-production between Sacred Heart and the Highland Arts Theatre and will feature the familiar faces and talents of Cape Breton’s own Matthew Campbell, Wesley J. Colford, Morgan Reid, MacKenzie Sechi, and Katherine Woodford. A five piece band led by Barb Stetter accompanies the performers through an evening of heart warming, smile inducing, joyous melodies and dances of optimism. Stetter also serves as music director in collaboration with director Wesley J. Colford.
Wesley Colford added, “Through the years a lot of people have often thought me and my father, Kevin Colford, are the same person. Or gotten us mixed up, or on one occasion, thought I was his father - which I’m not sure if that’s a testament to how well he’s aged or how quickly I have. So it’s nice to finally be producing a show together and being in the same place at the same time. Hopefully people will realize there are two of us now! Jokes aside, this new space of his is incredible and I feel honoured that we get to break ground on the Sacred Heart stage with this collaboration.”
The show runs April 20th to 25th at 6:30PM each night. Tables are socially distanced and available exclusively in bubbled groups of 6 or 8 to meet provincial COVID-19 regulations, with a special VIP option for anyone interested in getting the best seats in the house.
Be the first to take in the re-born splendour of Downtown Sydney's Sacred Heart, located at 217 George Street.