Man. entertainer Al Simmons takes stage after devastating fire
The show is titled Al Simmons Symphonic Shenanigans. (File Image)
Published Sunday, April 8, 2018 12:49PM CST
Manitoba entertainer Al Simmons returned to the stage for the first time since a devastating fire in February.
Simmons performed at Centennial Concert Hall Sunday afternoon. The show titled, Al Simmons Symphonic Shenanigans, was in conjunction with The Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra.
Nearly two months ago, a fire tore through two storage trailers on Simmons’ Anola property.
Fire officials with the RM of Springfield told CTV News they believed the fire was electrical in nature.
The structures held most of the performer’s costumes and props, which were specially-made items he’d collected over decades in show business.
Community members rallied behind the couple after the fire, raising more than $50,000 to help them rebuild the prop collection, with Simmons saying insurance would cover the loss of the structures.