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Alumni story: A Rocket Ride to Success, one kind song at at time

Friday, January 11, 2019

Lisa Sonshine knows how to light up a room.  The Lower School atrium was filled with music and high energy as children’s entertainers Sonshine and Broccoli took to the stage.

The BVG Alumna met her musical partner Brock Burford in the prestigious Sheridan College Musical Theatre programme. That fateful meeting was the beginning of a 15-year career as Sonshine and Broccoli.  Their success has been meteoric. They have a China tour booked this summer and are hoping for a Juno nomination for best Children's Album of the year.  They will also perform at the ROM over March break.

As a BVG Alumna, Lisa recalls how many of their performances were in the bubble. She fondly remembers participating in Leader of the Pack.  “Taking part in musical theatre here at BVG helped influence my future path,” says Lisa. “Ms. Astrella in the Prep School is someone who I think of to this day as a person who helped shape me.”

Sonshine and Broccoli are releasing their 4th album called “It’s Cool to be Kind”.  Lisa held her CD launch party at Bayview Glen in early January.

 Tickets can be purchased here.