TERZETTTO BRINGS THE LAUGHS
A high tempo, high action show mixed with family friendly jokes!
By Amielle Christopherson
The last time the members of TerZettto performed the show was last December, but member Etienne Audent isn’t concerned. According to him, the show is about the cast themselves, just turned up and more dramatic. They will simply be slipping into roles they’ve practiced their entire lives for.
“We know the show. The show is kind of based on us. It’s going to be easy to get back into it,” he said. The group will be getting together and practicing, working on their blocking. “It’s just going to be timing wise, making sure we have the right timing and are hitting the right spots. Because there’s a lot of stuff flying around, there’s a lot of things that can go wrong, so we have to be on point.”
Audet explained that the show is “us to the extreme, but it’s still us. So it’s giving that to people and hopefully they will like it, hopefully they will like us.” The troupe’s goal is to bring joy to people and make them laugh for the hour and help them forget about their problems, even if it’s just for a short time.
The show, which is part of the Lougheed’s Fountain Tire Free All Ages series, will combine elements of clowning with jokes and daring and Audet says the aim is to get laughs from everyone, which isn’t always the easiest task.
“It’s just to make sure everyone finds something they can relate to,” he said. “For children, it’s not easier but it’s more simple. I don’t want to say that anything will make them laugh, but anything if done properly will make them laugh.” He added that, teenagers are probably the hardest group to make laugh. “Teenagers, they don’t like anything. Finding a way where they can relate to us is also a good challenge,” he said with a chuckle.
For adults, the trick is to integrate some mature humour with the family friendly jokes and clowning, things that adults will get that kids won’t. Audet is confident they’ve found the right mix to make everyone laugh, including the adults. “Every time we have a show on the weekends, we always hear adults laugh. Or even if we do the school show, we hear the teachers laugh at some stuff and we know that, ‘Okay, the teacher has a student who acts like I am right now.’ It’s trying to find a way where everyone can relate to you.”
The characters, three clumsy clowns, use wood props for their show, so the audience can expect a few boo-boos thrown in, which always gets people to laugh during the high tempo, high action show.
“Kids love that!” said Audet. “They do laugh when someone gets hurt. We don’t get hurt, but, you know. I’ll knock on wood for sure, but we’re lucky enough to know our craft and have enough time to get ready before that when we are on stage and when we’re performing and everything goes well.”
The stop in Camrose will be part of the group’s 12 city, 20 day tour. It will be Audet’s first time in Alberta and he’s excited to see the province and meet the people.
“It’s going to be my first time in Alberta, so I’m really excited to see it,” he said. “I really want to get and meet the locals. We’re really excited to just meet the people and make them laugh.”
TerZettto will be performing at the Lougheed Performing Arts Centre Sept. 29 at 2 p.m. The show is free, but the audience will need a ticket to get in. Get your tickets by going online to: www.camroselive.ca or calling the Box Office at: 780-608-2922.