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Video: YES Theatre brings its summer festival to the Grotto

The Grotto is alive with the sound of music with YES Theatre’s summer festival

YES Theatre is tuning up the Grotto this summer with three different concerts as a part of their summer festival. 

This year, a team of 12 vocalists and a live band of six musicians will deliver a passion-filled live musical performance. And, while the COVID-19 pandemic make’s this year’s venue different, the YES Theatre team is excited nonetheless. 

“This summer festival is a little bit different,” said production manager Crystal Lee. “We are actually doing an outdoor series and we decided to do it a bit later in the season because we were unsure about COVID protocols for provincial health and safety. I think the Grotto is architecturally perfect in separating everyone through the columns, and it allows for some sightlines in all different directions.” 

“We have this stellar group of ladies who are belting out some of the most iconic female pop anthems of all time,” said Alessandro Costantini, who has been the artistic director for YES Theatre ever since its conceptualization in 2010. “So, each concert is going to be really high passion, really high energy. And there’s this really gorgeous venue. So, it’s going to be pretty dope.”

The three concerts that will play as a part of their series is the following: 

LIVE FROM THE GROTTO: THROUGH ROSE- COLOURED GLASSES

This is an Elton John inspired concert that showcases the artist’s legacy. YES Theatre will perform some of Elton John’s greatest hits, as well as including short anecdotes and moments of his life. 

LIVE FROM THE GROTTO: GHOSTS OF BROADWAY

Ghosts of Broadway is essentially a love letter to theatre. This show will allow the audience to understand the power of storytelling through some of Broadway’s biggest and boldest songs re-interpreted. 

LIVE FROM THE GROTTO: A SONG TO THE MOON

A Song to the Moon is a show about womanhood and femininity. The show compiled some of the most iconic female pop songs that will be performed by an all female cast of vocalists. 

The concert series will start on Aug. 31 and run until Sept. 19. Concert times vary. Tickets cost $30 each. To buy tickets or find out more, visit the YES Theatre website here



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