Little girl, big dreams

Dancer Lola Law-Clare is making the transition from audience member to stage performer this weekend.

Dancer Lola Law-Chance takes the stage in The Big Bad Boo!

A little girl’s dream is about to come true.

Lola Law-Clare started dancing at the age of three – her mom Allison owns Affinity Dance, a dance studio in Port Kells.

And each Halloween, she and her mom go to see The Great Big Boo!, an annual musical staged at the PNE Forum.

Now eight, Lola is making the transition from audience member to performer – she’s about to take the stage in this year’s production of The Great Big Boo!

She’s nervous, scared, and excited to take the stage, but she’s a little sad she won’t get to watch her favourite musical from the seats.

It’s a big step for Lola, who’s danced competitively since she was a little girl. She’s making the leap with her best friend Savannah, with whom she’s been dancing for the past five years.

The show is by Patrick Roberge Inc. productions, which also produced the opening and closing ceremonies for the 2010 Paralympic Games and Grey Cup half-time shows in 2011 and 2012.

Billed as a Halloween musical adventure for the entire family, The Great Big Boo! is presented at the PNE Forum for five performances Oct. 20 to 21. Justin, Zoe and their zany character friends from Boo Alley sing and dance their way through a maze of wacky adventures and save Halloween.

Audience members are encouraged to dress up in their favourite costumes.

Performances are Oct. 20 at 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 5 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 21 at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m.

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