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Bassano performer stars in Jubilations’ Rock Around the Clock

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A graduate of Bassano High School, Tanessa Andres, has been on tour and is presently starring in the Jubilations Dinner Theatre show, Rock Around the Clock, which opens in Calgary on September 9th and runs until November 6th.


Tanessa stars as Samantha, and performs along with five other actors.
The show’s synopsis is: “The 1950’s brought us many things but perhaps one of the best was Rock and Roll music! Tonight we take a look in on a fun pastime from those days…the dance marathon. Join our couples as they fall in love and dance away the night to great music from stars like: Fats Domino, Elvis Presley, chuck Berry, Little Richard, Bill Hailey, Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis and many more. No wonder these kids can’t stop dancing! Come and party with us as we ‘Rock Around the Clock’!”
In Jubilations Dinner Theatre, all of the vocals are live, including all of the harmonies. Tanessa has been especially pleased to be a part of this cast because of the strong singing.
“People have loved this show, because they are familiar with the music and have been impressed with our solos and harmonies. It’s a really fun show, and it’s been exciting to be on tour with such a talented cast.” said Andres.
Tanessa went to Winnipeg in March and began rehearsals, then performed in the Winnipeg Celebrations Theatre from April 1 until the end of June.
The show then moved to Edmonton for the summer and Tanessa performed in the West Edmonton Mall’s Jubilations Theatre.
Tanessa is the daughter of Ken and Linda Andres of Bassano. She was a participant in the Brooks and District Music Festival for many years and graduated from Bassano School in 2006.
She then completed a Diploma in Performing Arts at the Red Deer College. After that, she completed a Shakespeare Intensive Course in LAMDA, London, England and then a Broadcast Journalism Diploma at Mount Royal University in Calgary. She has continued to act in the Calgary area for the past five years.
This is her second tour with the WOW! Hospitality Company and she is thrilled to be able to perform closer to home now in front of many friends and family.
Shows run from Wednesday to Sunday, at the Jubilations Dinner Theatre in southwest Calgary.
One can purchase tickets by phoning (403) 249-7799 or going online.
Also, Jubilations tickets can be purchased for discounted prices in Costco, or through the AMA or if you have a free corporate club membership at Jubilations. The evening’s fast-paced comedy takes place around the served four course dinner: soup and salad, Act I, main course, Act II, dessert, Act III – a great night out for all ages. Be sure to stop and say hello to Tanessa during the mealtime or after the show.

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