She is an actress with a degree in Music Performance (Voice) from Western Ontario, a music teacher at Dale Road Public School, a wife (married to Stacy Main – VOS THEATRE’s Caractacus Potts) and a valued talent in VOS THEATRE’s upcoming production of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
I caught up with Angela Main somewhere between costume fittings and a choreography session.
VOS THEATRE: You are a teacher at Dale Road Public School?
Angela Main: Yes. I am responsible for the music program there which includes instrumental music and extracurriculars including band, choir and ukulele club (her favourite). Teaching music to students that have such diverse music backgrounds has pushed me to go outside my comfort zone. I’m so lucky to have a great group of students that really love and appreciate their music education.
VOS: You sing. You teach music. You’re an actress and you share your love of music with students and audience members. What can an education in music bring to an individual’s well being?
Angela: Music education contributes to learning and intelligence and is known to relieve stress and anxiety. It helps to create a well rounded individual. I feel as though music accepts and has a place for everyone.
VOS: Tell us about the first production you were ever in? What is the memory of that experience that stands out?
Angela: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat. I saw it as a child in Toronto. Even thought my parents didn’t have an extensive background in music they always took us to see show, exposing us from a very young age to theatre. They do the same for my nieces and nephews, their grandchildren.
Then I had the pleasure of being in the female chorus and took on various roles in my high school production of the show. I learned that musical theatre and performing was a passion and would forever be a part of my life.
VOS: tell us about shows that you have most loved working on. Annie, Mary Poppins?
Angela: Mary Poppins was a fabulous experience. Working with professionals and learning from them was a dream come true for me. I had always wanted to work in a professional production and never thought it would happen. Truly a dream brought to reality.
White Christmas was our (with husband Stacy) first production with the VOS and we fell in love with the people involved in this group. They are all so committed to the organization and it’s success. We instantly felt welcomed and a part of the family.
VOS: What’s your favourite part of the rehearsal process?
Angela: I love exploring the character, getting to know them, their background, what makes them who they are and what contributes to what they do.
VOS: So Opening Night you’ll be sitting beside your husband in that amazing car. What are you most looking forward to?
Angela: The audience reaction. I can’t wait for them to see Chitty brought to life.
She’s a leader and valued talent in the cast of Chitty; a most focussed and studied pro. But the fun begins when you hear her incredible voice and glance her way to see a very special magic in her eyes; a magic audiences will fall in love with as we have… She is, indeed, Truly Scrumptious.
Don’t miss your chance to see Angela as Truly Scrumptious in VOS Theatre’s production of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang! Opening Night is November 19, 2015 and the show runs for 2 weeks. Order your tickets by calling 905-372-2210 or online at vostheatre.com.
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