Vancouver actor Danielle Klaudt takes the lead in Dancing Lessons presented by Miracle Theatre of Prince George.
"It’s a rom-com so it’s perfect for date night or a girls’ night out," Klaudt said.
“It’s funny and upbeat, moving and relatable, especially for anyone who felt isolated during Covid."
Dancing Lessons is a play by Mark St. Germain and centres around Ever, a young man with autism who wants to learn how to dance well enough to get through an awards gala. For help he turns to a Broadway dancer that has hurdles of her own to overcome.
“We’re two lonely souls that find each other,” Klaudt explained. “One thing that I love about this playwright is that he does such a great job of putting two seemingly opposite people together. It’s about how our differences can strengthen us and it’s really a recipe for living.”
Klaudt said her character is dealing with a setback in her career.
“So when we meet her at the beginning of the play she’s got a lot of walls up as she’s been hurt in the past and she's really guarding her heart,” Klaudt explained.
Miracle Theatre productions, under the direction of Ted Price and Anne Laughlin, are fundraisers for those in need in the community and proceeds from this production go to establish the Refugee and Hope Endowment Fund at the Prince George Community Foundation.
“It’s amazing,” Klaudt said. “We always feel like we’re doing positive work in the world as artists but to literally have a direct impact on a community where people are coming from the Ukraine and receiving support during their time of turmoil is so rewarding.”
Dancing Lessons goes until April 19 and tickets are $35 at Books & Co., 1685 Third Ave, or call 250-563-6637.