Mission-based songwriter Madeleine Engh has helped to create a musical called Kimberley. / Submitted Photo

Mission songwriter helps to create musical

Auditions are set for May 30 at Creative School of Arts in Abbotsford

Local songwriter Madeleine (Maddy) Engh lives a country life on her small farm near Mission.

Maddy wrote her first song at age 10 and has since composed over 300 ballads ranging from traditional country and bluegrass to inspirational.

Having grown up in rural Saskatchewan, her songs are inspired by, or tell stories of, true life experiences that resonate with what it really means to be country.

Some time ago Maddy read an article in a Vancouver daily newspaper about a true life war drama that inspired her to write a song about it. She has since advanced her writing talents to the production of a country musical play “Kimberley” based on this true story, featuring several original songs written by Maddy.

The play is intended to portray the deep faith and loyalty of the characters and to inspire the audience with the uplifting outcome, having them come away with a positive feeling and happy tears in spite of the tragedies of war and life in general.

The play will be presented by Creative Edge School of Arts at the Clarke Foundation Theatre on Nov. 2, 2019. The company is holding open auditions for actors, singers, and musicians of all ages and experience levels on May 30 from 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Auditions will be held at Creative Edge School of Arts (300-3033 Immel Street, Abbotsford)

Performers should attend the full two hours and come prepared to showcase their hidden talents (dancing, singing, instruments, etc).

For more information, email Andrew Gillott at creativeedge@live.ca.

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