By Chaelin McGuire
Local jazz singer Sarah Craig is about to do something very unique for her upcoming marriage to fellow musician Jim Matt.
The couple is planning to be wed on stage at the Sudbury Theatre Centre, in their own production called The Wedding Rehearsal.
“I’m getting married, so I know I’m going to put 100 percent into this, so we decided to do this,” Craig said.
“I just had this idea, I really wanted to do a show at the Sudbury Theatre Centre. It has a beautiful stage, you can only get it during the summer, so that dictated the date. It’s more then just a wedding — it is what we do, but better.”
The production should be one-of-a-kind, because Craig isn’t doing it alone, she’s invited many other local musicans and talents.
“I wanted to incorporate all my friends around the city that are very talented, because our arts complement each other,” explained Craig.
“Often times we’re isolated doing our own things, so I just wanted to bring them together, and have a really nice show with nice lighting in a great theatre.”
Craig has been collaborating with Pandora Topp, a well-recognized local talent, both musically and theatrically. She has also been working with Lauren Pero, Sunnyside Paris and Paul Dunn, to name a few.
“When there is a special event or a need, the community comes together and helps out,” Craig explained.
“They’re also my friends, a lot of them are musician friends, and actually a lot of couples are working with us now.”
The show will include Craig’s music and Matt’s music in the first act. The show is billed to be lively, with costumes and choreography.
The second act will be a bit more theatrical, and include preparations for the wedding, the ceremony, the greeting line, the first dance and the honeymoon.
The show is set to take place July 14 at 7:30 p.m.
“It’s going to be so fantastic, just one of those things,” Craig said.
“We would have had the wedding, and then we would have said how ridiculous it was that we didn’t open it up to the public.”
- Posted by Laurel Myers