Barrie classical vocalist appears in online musical premiere

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Editor's note: This story was first published on Oct. 11, 2020

Megan O’Donnell of Barrie, a freshman classical voice major at the University of Toronto, joins the online concert première of the new musical Sticks & Stones on Oct. 16, as part of National Bullying Prevention Month.

The stream, which starts at 8 p.m., can be seen at and It will be available through 8 p.m. Oct 20.

Sticks & Stones adapts the Biblical story of David and his triumph over Goliath to address the issue of teen bullying.

During the free stream, donations will be accepted for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and Born This Way Foundation, founded by Lady Gaga and her mother Cynthia Germanotta.

Rick Vanderlinde, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Barrie Advance