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Soirée supports original Okanagan musical

Coldstream wine and cheese fundraiser ahead of Lake Country production
Tammy Andreotti and Jackson Buller leading a workshop for The Esther Project, with Anna, Simone and Stephanie Konrad. (Contributed)

A local woman passionate about the arts is on a journey to bring an original musical to life in the Okanagan.

Tammy Andreotti is thrilled to announce The Esther Project production will be showcased at the Creekside Theatre in Lake Country in May 2025.

In support of the show, a Local Wine & Cheese Soirée, the first of a trilogy of fundraisers will take place in Vernon on Thursday, Nov. 9, 6:30 p.m., at Coldstream Community Hall.

Guests will indulge in an evening of fine wine, gourmet cheese, and live entertainment by local talents Curtis Kieres and Dennis Lyne, as well as special appearances by Owen McNeill and Yarik Chernychev from the Kelowna Symphony Orchestra.

The soirée will also offer a sneak peek into the musical prowess of Payton Bischoff, who will perform a song from The Esther Project – A Musical.

The production of The Esther Project – A Musical holds a special place in the hearts of the organizers as it showcases the remarkable talents of the local community.

With a local musician composing the music and homegrown theatre talent gracing the stage, this musical is a tribute to the vibrant arts scene in the Okanagan.

“This project is not just my dream. It’s a dream I’m planning to share with our local artists and the entire community,” said Andreotti.

The community is invited to come together to support the one-of-a-kind artistic venture.

The Esther Project is a compelling musical that follows the journey of Andie, a modern-day Esther, who finds herself immersed in challenges and complexities one year after joining the company Hard Core.

With assistance from Neo, an angel from the Halo division, Andie navigates through personal and professional trials, even when Neo’s own mentors seem to be struggling.

The musical is a tapestry of courage, truth, discovery, and humor, perfectly arriving in Andie’s life “for such a time as this.”

The core mission of The Esther Project is to bring a high-quality, professional musical experience to the Okanagan community at an accessible price point.

The show aims to inspire local talent with live music performances from exceptional singers and actors, fostering a culture where the arts are both inspiring and accessible.

With auditions set to begin in November, the musical promises to be an expansive production featuring a diverse cast of 25-30 talented actors, singers, and musicians, all aged 16 and above.

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Jennifer Smith

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Vernon has always been my home, and I've been working at The Morning Star since 2004.
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