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The Valley Breeze Woonsocket North Smithfield 11-19-2020

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VALLEY BREEZE LIVING EDITION | NOVEMBER 19-25, 2020 ENTERTAINMENT 27 Work has been ongoing, with tree clearing, pulling out rocks, stage build- ing, and making sure the area is safe. Marsden Fox said the arts commu- nity has also come together to help, mentioning friends from the Arctic Playhouse and Russell Gusetti of Blackstone River Theatre lending a hand. "So many volunteers – we are really volunteer run. We are very grateful for that," she said. She also said none of this would be possible without her mother, Artistic Director and Founding Prima Ballerina Herci Marsden, allowing this space on her property. Marsden Fox said it was always the dream of her grandmother, Eileen Marsden, back in 1954, to have a piece of property where you could have both a school and a theater. The property at 52 Sherman Ave. is home to SBRI's Brae Crest School of Ballet, but there wasn't the space for a venue – performances take place at various theaters. "So I believe that it took from 1954 to now, that I could bring my grand- mother's dream … it came to frui- tion," Marsden Fox said. "I feel very proud of that." Marsden Fox said her vision is an "intimate setting with art and with nature." "Brae Crest is known for its wildlife and tranquil setting," she said. "But a place is nothing unless you share it, and that's what we've always tried to do here." The performance on Nov. 22 will include The State Ballet of Rhode Island, performing Herci Marsden's Act 3 Ballet Divertissement, from "Coppelia," with Principal Dancer Ashley Pabon and guest artist Josh Thake, from Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo. Also performing will be cabaret art- ist Ida Zecco, with Jim Rice on piano, from The Arctic Playhouse; and The Exiles, of Blackstone River Theatre: Bob Drouin on fiddle and bouzouki, Russell Gusetti on guitar and concer- tina, Torrin Ryan on uilleann pipes, and step dancer and percussionist Kevin Doyle. The performance is limited to 80 guests, and all COVID-19 regulations will be in effect. Masks must be worn (Marsden Fox said even dancers will be dancing in masks). She also said the grounds have some heating lamps. Mickey G's Clam Shack will be in attendance. Grounds will open at 1 p.m. A rain/snow date of Sunday, Nov. 29, has been set. Tickets are $30 per person and may be reserved by calling 401-334-2560. Visit for more information. Marsden Fox said SBRI has applied for another round of grants, hoping to be able to do even more with the outdoor performance space. "I can think of so many things to do on that stage, so much that we can offer," she said. "I can't wait to col- laborate again." STAGE From Page 23 Soloist dancer MEGAN TEIXEIRA, of Lincoln, will perform on Sunday, Nov. 22. The Exiles, clockwise from left, BOB DROUIN, KEVIN DOYLE, RUSSELL GUSETTI and TORRIN RYAN, will perform in the SBRI Take It Outside Community Performance on Sunday, Nov. 22. FOR SALE BY OWNER • 26 Ballou Avenue • Lincoln, RI 02865 Completely renovated this multi- family has it all, ideal owner occupied, or investment property. Beautiful crown molding throughout. First floor unit is a studio apartment with 1 full bathroom. The second floor has 3 large bedrooms with 1 full bathroom and washer/ dryer hookups with a wrap around porch. The third floor has 3 large bedrooms with 1 full bathroom and washer/dryer hookups. Great location, close to schools, dead end street, very quiet neighborhood, abuts wooded area. Close to major highways. More information can be found at: Call to schedule a showing today • Contact Brittany at (401) 500-3665

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