Probably the most famous dramatic recreation of the ill-fated voyage of the Titanic is the James Cameron film that starred Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet. It was released in 1997, the same year that a musical version of the story debuted on Broadway. With music and lyrics by Maury Yeston and book by Peter Stone, Titanic: the Musical was warmly received by critics and at the box office. It won five Tony Awards, including Best Musical.
Thursday and Friday Do It With Class Young People’s Theatre is presenting its version of the musical. There’s two performances daily at Conexus Arts Centre at 12:30 and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $16.25-$29.75, and can be obtained by calling 306-525-9999. To give you a taste here’s an excerpt from a 2012 school production:
A MESSAGE TO OUR READERS The coronavirus pandemic is a moment of reckoning for our community. We’re all hurting. It’s no different at Prairie Dog, where COVID-19 has wiped out advertisements for events, businesses and restaurants as Regina and Saskatchewan hunker down in quarantine. As an ad-supported newspaper already struggling in a destabilized media landscape, this is devastating. We’re hoping you, our loyal readers, can help fill in the gap so Prairie Dog can not only continue to exist but even expand our coverage — both in print and online. Please consider donating, either one-time or, even better, on a monthly basis.
We believe Prairie Dog's unique voice is needed, now more than ever. For 27 years, this newspaper has been a critical part of Regina’s social, cultural and democratic infrastructure. Don’t let us fade away. There’s only one Prairie Dog. If it’s destroyed, it’s never coming back.