In between singing, dancing and trying to pin down that illusive Harold Hill, Jacey Squires (known to some of us as Darren) spared a few minutes to chat!
CPP: Welcome to the blog Jacey, what is your role within River City?
JS: Well, I'm a member of the school board and I'm sure you know that the education of our children is the most important job in any town. I am a highly respected elder of the community.
CPP: Of course, and I noticed you have some of your esteemed colleagues with you also?
JS: Yes, there are 4 of us on the school board and we find that most of the River City folks find it a comfort to know we are in charge.
CPP: Yes... I'm sure. Did I hear you all singing earlier? Is that really appropriate for a man in your position?
JS: Certainly it is! We have a gift for singing and we feel that it is our job to share that gift with the community. Although some people might find it amusing to poke fun at 4 middle-aged and respected men running around town singing love songs, that won't deter us from sharing our wonderful voices with the general public here in River CIty.
CPP: Well, that's very... considerate of you all.
JS: Yes, it is. I'm afraid I must rush, the other members of the board are meeting to rehearse. Thank you for your interest. Good evening to you.
CPP: Ummmm, thank you for your time, Jacey Squires!
Darren is loving playing Jacey Squires in The Music Man and loves all musicals - too many to name a favourite! He is looking forward to opening night (and the after party!) and hopes that in the audience twill be..... no spare seats!!
So, keep Darren (and Jacey) happy and check back next week for more on how rehearsals are going!