Lynsey has been singing for as long as she can remember. Music and performing has always been a part of her life. Dancing at Peggy Peat School of Dance, and singing in Kidsing and Giovane choirs during her child and teenage years, she feels at ease performing in front of an audience.
In 2004, Pauline De Silva asked her to work backstage for the run of the Red Riding Hood Pantomime. One show in and she was hooked! She auditioned to be on stage for the following year. She performed with Millenium Players for a few years then joined SPECC-tacular Productions at its inception. Her love of dance is also apparent, as she has choreographed the shows for the past few years and was the Musical Director for Robin Hood.
In 2018, Lynsey became the President of the board and she is looking forward to continuing on the traditional Christmas Pantomimes that Maple Ridge has grown to love.
Pauline De Silva
Pauline was born in London, England, but in 1982 she and her family immigrated to Canada. They moved to Maple Ridge in 1985 and as music was her passion she joined and helped in the creation of a couple of local choirs. In 2002 she joined Millennium Players and enjoyed working both on stage and behind the scenes, also helping with set building, costumes and props.
When the conception of SPECC-tacular Productions came about in 2009, as well as performing, Pauline took on the job as Treasurer and has seen the group become a valuable community theatre group that specializes in Musicals, Revues and Pantomimes.
She likes watching the commencement of a show take life and enjoys the participation of all the on-stage and behind-the- scenes aspects of putting a show from paper to stage. She also loves working with all the wonderful talented people she has met along the way and has made many life-long friends.
Member At Large
As one of the founding members of SPECC-tacular Productions, Christine is one of the C’s in SPECC.
In 1980, Christine moved to Maple Ridge with her family and in 2003, she joined Millennium Players Theatre Group. She was involved in many of their shows mainly backstage and managing props, with an appearance on stage on rare occasions. In 2009, after the incorporation of SPECC-tacular, she has been acting as secretary of the board, producer, photographer and media consultant for most of SPECC-tacular’s productions.
Christine enjoys the wonderful experience of the theatrical world, especially her involvement with a community of such talented people, which she says is worth all the hard work it takes to put on a show that is pretty near professional.
Member At Large
Ever since she started school, Kim has performed in many choirs and musicals. After high school, she took jazz and tap classes. She has also been singing in a community choir for the last 9 years.
Kim joined SPECC-tacular Productions Theatre Group as a Chorus member, where she performed in “Nights on Broadway.” That same year she auditioned for “Snow Queen” and has been doing spring shows and pantomimes ever since.
Additionally, her love of sewing has given her the opportunity to help with costumes when needed.
Bianca has loved performing ever since she joined a children’s choir at age 7. She has acted, sang, and danced in many community theatre productions, and has worked professionally as a principal singer in Hoarse Raven Theatre’s long running Vancouver production of “Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding”.
Bianca began performing with SPECC-tacular in their 2017 production of “The Wizard of Oz”, playing the minion Witchit and relishing the role of a villain. She returned in the 2022 production of “Sleeping Beauty”, this time as a hero, playing the role of Prince Namor.
In 2018, she returned to school to get her certificate in Graphic Design from BCIT and has used those skills to create the new logo and branding for SPECC-tacular Productions Theatre Group.
Member At Large
Holly has been performing in various musical theatre productions since she was 12. Holly was introduced to the world of community theatre in 2011 with SPECC-tacular Productions and Emerald Pig Theatrical Society’s production of A Christmas Carol. Other shows with SPECC-tacular include Oliver, Robin Hood, Out of the Hat, and Sleeping Beauty.
Holly has also worked backstage on various community theatre productions. While Holly loves being behind the scenes, helping a show come to life, she also loves the adrenaline that comes with being on stage. In her spare time, Holly performs with her ukulele at various events in and around Maple Ridge as well as at open mics.