The Comox Valley’s own Lindsay Sterk of Pantuso Dance will be heading up this year’s group of five professional dancers and four professional singers as he takes on the role of choreographer for the Yellowpoint Christmas Spectacular 2014
Katy Mayert, creator and producer, is thrilled to be working with Sterk, artistic director of Pantuso Dance, this year.
Sterk is an accomplished dancer, singer and actor and has performed and taught throughout Canada.
As an adjudicator he has worked with the N.I. Festival of Performing Arts, Pacific West Festival, Danceworks Victoria, Chilliwack and Kamloops Festival of Performing Arts.
Teaching credits include Harbour Dance Centre, Van Tap Dance Society, Capilano College and several other West Coast studios.
Sterk holds a Bachelor of Music (voice performance) and diploma in Theatre Arts.
His musical theatre credits include roles with the Arts Club, Showcase Festival, Chemainus Theatre Festival, Gateway Theatre, Vancouver Playhouse, Pangaea Arts, Modern Baroque Opera, Ophidian, Pacific Opera Victoria, Manitoba Theatre Centre, Theatre Calgary, Citadel Theatre, Stage West and the Charlottetown Festival. Most recent performances include Hero tapper in the 2010 Olympic Opening Ceremonies and Don Lockwood in Singin’ in the Rain for Theatre Under the Stars and he is a regular soloist for tap events featuring Canadian artists.
Extensive theatre credits
Some of Sterk’s theatre choreography credits include: Shrek, Les Miserables, A Chorus Line, Rent, Beauty and the Beast, Oliver, Crazy for You and Legally Blonde. His experience and creativity will be a powerful addition to this year’s creative team. Audiences can look forward to some exciting tap numbers in this year’s show as Sterk brings his tap expertise to the Christmas Spectacular stage.
Sterk joined Mayert, and music arranger James Mark, in Vancouver in June for an intensive two-day audition period where more than 100 singers and dancers challenged for nine roles.
Mayert has chosen this year’s music for the program and Mark is busy arranging it for the show. Mayert is now sourcing costumes from around the world to be ready to wow the audiences again.
This year’s singing and dancing extravaganza includes an Elton John tribute, songs from West Side Story, music by the Bee Gees and CCR, highlights from The Grinch, a visit from the wooden toy soldiers, as well as many more classical hits and Christmas favourites.
For more information about the show, visit www.yellowpointchristmasspectacular.ca
It’s quickly becoming a tradition for audiences across Vancouver Island. It is a favourite among bus tour groups, staff parties, family and friend reunions, and festive celebrations. Book your tickets soon so that you don’t miss this spectacular event.
Tickets are now on sale at the Sid Williams Box Office. Call 250-338-2430 to book yours now. You don’t want to miss this holiday treat!