Friday, December 16, 2011

Thank you!

Dear Dustin Milligan,

Thank you for the other night.  You were fantastic!



I've done improv comedy for about 14 years now.  Our troupe, The Saskatoon Soaps, has been an institution here since 1984.  We perform monthly at the Broadway Theatre in town.  Every Christmas, we join forces with the Tree of Plenty campaign to raise food and funds for the food bank.

This year, we had celebrity guests.  Kim Coates (Sons of Anarchy)and Michael Eklund (Intelligence) grew up here.  They're homegrown and were back in town filming Ferocious.  Kim knows the original cast of the Soaps from back in the day (some of whom still do our show) and a few of the "new" ones.  They'd been back and forth for a couple years trying to find a way to get him onstage with us.  Since he was in town, he happily lent his talents to our show.  AND he brought with him Michael.  Then they roped in most of Ferocious, too.  So we had Amanda Crew (Charlie St. Cloud), Katie Boland (Terminal City), and Dustin Milligan, who made me laugh so hard in Extract, my sides hurt. Apparently, he did 90210, too, but to me he'll always be Dead Corbett.  These folks have appeared in so many things I've enjoyed, it was a treat to work with them.
Backstage, getting ready for the show.
Michael came straight from set and used the fake blood as a character trait.

I cannot thank them enough for lending their time and talents to a sold-out show and helping us raise a ton of money for the food bank.  Not only were they great to goof off with onstage, they were also genuinely great human beings backstage and after the show.  Kim was literally the last person out of the theatre that night staying to sign autographs and pose for pictures with the audience.

Good luck with the film, gang!


  1. Super cool!!! Wish I could stop by Saskatoon, sounds like fun!

  2. That is super cool that you do that! I can't imagine getting up on stage like that, so I have lots of respect for what you guys do.
    And what a bonus that getting out there and having that much fun helps raise money for a good cause.

    (I can't figure out that email thing you mentioned.)

  3. Wow, what a special experience for you. Sounds like so much fun!

  4. Seriously? I learn something new about you every time I visit. You're amazing.


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