Our beloved Maggie (Magdalena Viveen) has left the stage for one last time. Maggie was living at the Seaforth Long Term Care Home and passed on April 12, 2019 at age 93. She was such a bright light and such an inspiration to all of us in the K-W Silver Stars. From her first audition to her last big performance with us in 2017, Maggie bubbled with love and enthusiasm. Maggie sang. She tap danced. She acted. A triple threat as they say in show business. Maggie was always full of sequins, sparkles and smiles. Beginning in Europe as a child, she continued to entertain folks all her life. She won many awards, in Hamilton and elsewhere. Our audiences were amazed to see a lady over 90 tap dancing and enjoying her life to the full. Even a stroke did not prevent her from aiming for a spot on the stage. Before she left us, her voice and legs came partially back – a tribute to her determination to overcome any obstacles. That’s why Maggie was such an inspiration to us all. She embraced the positive and always looked to the bright side of things. Now, Maggie is dancing with the angels. And we will all miss her very much.
Before there was a Silver Stars, the group was called the Over the Hill Gang. Herbert Johnson wrote the shows and our own Betty Pauli played every imaginable role and sang her heart out. The pictures in the 25th anniversary Power Point show tell the tale. Betty also kept binders of all the programs and pictures of all the shows. She was the historian and archivist for the group and without her, there would be no early record of the accomplishments of this amazing group of seniors performing in our community. She was one of the originals and a true supporter of all we do.
Now, Betty is moving – to Grimsby to be closer to her family. So, yes, we will miss her and we hope her new life is as happy as she has made us. Certainly, Grimsby is closer to Wine Country. Enough said.
Betty’s new email is firstname.lastname@example.org . We will be in touch and hopefully, she will be in touch with us.
Farewell Betty, and thank you for all you have done here in K-W.
The March Potluck was well attended. Lots of Silver Stars came out dressed in Green or decorated with St. Patrick’s Day regalia.
After yet another amazing spaghetti dinner, the gang played a special BINGO where the squares were all Irish images. Prizes were won and absent friends were toasted.
The evening proceeded into a round of Karaoke singing, with a wide variety of songs – country, blues and show tunes. Don Linsman joined us – a long-time Silver Stars member, and sang as well as ever.
Lawrence Brenton and his fiancee joined us. Lawrence treated us to several songs, including the Elvis impersonation he sang in our show, “Waiting for Father Anthony.” To help him along, Jeannie Krulicki knelt at his feet and swooned, like she did in the show. It was a fabulous “blast from the past” Thanks to all who sang and entertained us.
And special thanks to Kathryn Heft, who provided all the decorations and costumes, the Bingo, and half of the meal. And Barry Heft, whose karaoke machine served us all so well.
See you all next month – LAST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH – for more K-W SILVER STARS mayhem at the April POTLUCK.
YOUR FAITHFUL EXECUTIVE.
THE K-W SILVER STARS BOARD WELCOMES EVERYONE TO
THE LAST FRIDAY OF EVERY MONTH
FOR FEB AND MARCH – AT THE 404 WING IN WATERLOO
AFTER MARCH – STAY TUNED.
This Slide show includes several pics from the Over The Hill Gang shows, performed at the 404 Wing in Waterloo, a few years before the group became incorporated as K-W Silver Stars.
This slide show represents 35 productions over 25 years. Quite an accomplishment for a group of seniors!
KWSS REHEARSALS :
EVERY MONDAY AND WEDNESDAY FROM MARCH 25 TO APRIL 24 EXCEPT EASTER MONDAY, (APRIL 22)
MARCH 25, 27 / APRIL 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17 and 24.
All rehearsals are from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm in the YOUTH ROOM @ THE KDCC.
KWSS TOURING SHOW PERFORMANCES for SPRING 2019
Monday, April 29 1:00pm Maycourt
Forest Hill United Church – 121 Westmount Rd E, Kitchener.
Thursday, May 2 2:00pm Chateau Gardens
11 Herbert Street, Elmira
Tuesday, May 7 2:30 pm The Court at Laurelwood
605 Laurelwood Dr. Waterloo
Wednesday, May 6 10:00 am Terrace on the Square
100 Caroline st S; Waterloo
Wednesday, May 15 2:00pm Parkwood
726 New Hampshire St, Waterloo
Saturday, May 18 1:30 pm Sunnyside
247 Franklin Street North, Kitchener, ON
Wednesday, May 22 10:00 am Bankside
71 Bankside Dr Kitchener
Friday, May 24 1:00 pm Kitchener DCC
35 Weber St W, Kitchener
Wednesday, May 29 2:15 Barnswallow
120 Barnswallow Drive, Elmira,
Thursday, May 30 2:00 Clair Hills
530 Columbia Street West Waterloo
Thursday, June 6 2:30 Highland Place
20 Fieldgate Street, Kitchener
Friday, June 7 2:00 Luther Village
139 Father David Bauer Dr, Waterloo
SILVER STARS A.G.M. WILL TAKE PLACE FOLLOWING THE ANNUAL DINNER AND PRIOR TO THE TOURING SHOW – “LOVE AND MARRIAGE”.
THIS TRIPLE EVENT OCCURS AT ST. LUKE’S LUTHERAN CHURCH ON FRANKLIN ST. IN KITCHENER, MAY 18TH, STARTING AT 5:30 p.m.
TO KEEP THE A.G.M. BRIEF, WRITTEN REPORTS FROM ALL THE EXECUTIVE WILL BE AVAILABLE THROUGHOUT THE EVENING, PRIOR TO THE A.G.M.
YOU SHOULD RECEIVE A PHONE CALL SOON, REGARDING YOUR ATTENDANCE AT THIS EVENT.
SHOULD YOU WISH TO SIT ON THE K-W SILVER STARS BOARD FOR THE NEXT YEAR, CONTACT THE PRESIDENT, HEATHER MORRIS email@example.com or the V.P. PETER MANSELL firstname.lastname@example.org BEFORE MAY 8TH.
SEE YOU AT THE DINNER / A.G.M. / SHOW
K-W SILVER STARS
GENERAL AUDITION FORM
NAME OF PLAY:
YOUR NAME: PHONE:
TYPE OF ROLE YOU ARE AUDITIONING FOR: (singing, acting, lead, minor role etc.)
SHOW DATES: See <kwsilverstars.ca> website for details on the current show.
PLEASE NOTE: 1. The director has the right to choose the cast and crew for his/her show.
- Membership in Silver Stars is required to be part of this project.
Annual membership is $10.00.
In addition to the role you may get in the show Silver Stars are expected to work behind the scenes in at least one area. Please check one or more of the back stage tasks below:
Set painting/set dressing
Photos for slide show
Load In / Load out
If you are not cast in any performing part … please work behind the scenes on this show. Check one of the following: (we can help you learn a new skill!)
Sound or Lighting technician
Assistant to the stage manager
(stage left and stage right)
Props / Make-Up /Costume Team
NOTE: Once rehearsals start, punctuality at rehearsals is appreciated and expected!!!
- We will begin at the assigned time each rehearsal whether you are present or not.
- You will be expected to pick up directions on your own later.
- If for any reason you cannot attend a rehearsal, or will be late, please contact the DIRECTOR at least one day before rehearsal, or in an emergency, as soon as possible.
- Carry our cell phone numbers in your pocket/purse.