The Bells of Baddeck production (www.BellsofBaddeck) enters a new phase this weekend with the arrival of cast members at the JAD McCurdy Airport. A sponsoring partner, the McCurdy Airport welcomes none other than JAD McCurdy himself, played by baritone and Newmarket, Ontario native Johnathon Kirby.
“Johnathon was in my mind to play McCurdy from the very beginning. Not only is he a fine singer and actor, he is someone that you really want to spend time with, and that goes a long way when you are casting for a show for a 7 week period.” noted creator and producer, Port Morien native Lorna MacDonald. “The Bells loved McCurdy like their own, and I expect that Baddeckers will soon feel that way about Kirby!”
Arriving Sunday afternoon with Kirby are Geoffrey Sirett (Alexander Graham Bell), Christopher Enns (Lieutenant Thomas Selfridge), Stephanie Tritchew (Gertrude Hubbard, Mabel Hubbard’s mother) and Larissa Koniuk (Daisy Fairchild). The 21- member cast will be in daily rehearsals beginning Monday and features the best of local and national talent. The Bells of Baddeck opens July 3 in the newly outfitted performance space at the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site in Baddeck and plays until August 2, 2015.