Mr. Speaker, I had the great privilege Saturday night to attend the musical Footloose, performed by students at Bluefield High School in P.E.I. Many in the House will know of the motion picture Footloose and its wonderful storyline and message.
I want to speak to the spirit, the quality, and the talent of those students, both in the play and in the orchestra. They were inspiring.
Choreographed by Brittany Banks, with musical direction by Dan Rowswell, the performance had the audience enthralled from the first backflip to the last bow.
Two performers, Brandon Banks, who played Ren McCormack, and Megan McCabe, who played Ariel Moore, deserve special mention, but every performer was superb.
Those young students, whether performing their characters or expressing their music, showed spirit, determination and talent, and honoured the musical's history.
I personally want to congratulate the Bluefield High School staff, the production team, the parents and especially the students for a performance to knock one's socks off.