Local mime, musician and storyteller Scot Cannon will present his lively Classics with a Twist program Wednesday, July 20 at 6:30 p.m. at Belfast Free Library, 106 High St.

Classics with a Twist uses adults and children on stage as readers and actors — no rehearsal required. Cannon uses mime, music and dialogue during the show. Using his quick wit and flexibility, he responds to all the unrehearsed situations that occur.

Cannon received formal training in music education and composition at Berklee college of Music; and pantomime training with Kenyon Martin’s National Mime Theatre, master mime Tony Montanaro and the legendary Marcel Marceau. Cannon also studied acting with the Lyric Stage of Boston.

Twelve years of teaching music at the junior high school level has given Cannon the awareness and insight into what makes young people tick, and he has found that sharing his own speech problems and struggle to be accepted strikes a universal chord in his audiences and results in programs that speak to both minds and hearts.

This program is free and open to the public.  For more information, contact the library at 338-3884, ext. 24.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by email to dernest@villagesoup.com.