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Musketeers and Munsch-keteers Take to the Stage at X Fest 2018

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Project X Theatre will be returning to Prince Charles Park July 9-28 for another season of family-friendly outdoor theatre.  X Fest 2018 will feature two plays, including a female led adaptation of The Three Musketeers as well as a fast-paced adventure based on five Robert Munsch stories with The Three Munsch-keteers.

Randi Edmunson (Athos) in The Three Munsch-keteers. Photo credit: Jodi Roberts

The Three Munsch-keteers follows the adventures of Athos, Porthos and Aramis as they bring to life Munsch favorites such as Moose!, We Share Everything!, Just One Goal!, Wait and See and Where is Gah-Ning?

Director Andrew G. Cooper describes the play “as a nice mix of the new Munsch stories, along with the ones that we grew up with. It’s a super fun show, the actors really bring so much to life.”

Randi Edmunson (Athos) and Brendan Law (Porthos) in The Three Munsch-keteers. Photo Credit: Jodi Roberts

Adapted by Kamloops’ own Dušan Magdolen, The Three Musketeers tells the classic Alexandre Dumas tale with a twist.

Director Alyssa Bradac, in her first season with Project X Theatre,  says that her favorite part of the show is the fact that the three musketeers are women. “It brought up lots of discussion on what women faced historically and today. We worked hard to tell this story from a women’s perspective. In general, it’s a timely story and I am moved and surprised at how timely it is.”

Randi Edmunson (Athos) and Brendan Law (Porthos) in The Three Munsch-keteers. Photo Credit: Jodi Roberts

For more information and a full schedule of showtimes, please visit: http://projectxtheatre.ca/

Tickets are available through Kamloops Live! Box Office located at 1025 Lorne Street or by calling 250-374-LIVE. Tickets for X Fest will also be available at the gates starting one hour before show time. Cash, Visa or Mastercard accepted.

Project X is committed to ensuring everyone in the community can afford to attend X Fest. On July 14 and July 28 , all the tickets available at the door for the 2:00 matinee will be sold on a pay-what-you-can basis so that those families on a limited income can see some great theatre too. Tickets will be available on a first come, first served basis beginning one hour prior to show time.

Jodi is originally from Montréal, Quebec but spent a few years in Northern New Brunswick after graduating from University. She moved to Kamloops in the Spring of 2010 with her family and works as an educational assistant. Her 7 and 8 year old keep her really busy as they love exploring the area and enjoying what Kamloops has to offer!

Art in the Park July 1: shop, perform, & celebrate 50 years

As the Kamloops Arts Council celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, you can expect an Art in the Park on Canada Day that’s more action-packed than ever.

Art in the Park is a part of the City of Kamloops Canada Day celebrations along with Kamloops Multicultural Society’s Folkfest at Riverside Park. This year, more than 100 artists and artisans will show and sell their work. This juried show promises a variety of quality art and fine crafts. Purchase one-of-a-kind pieces from local as well as select regional artists and artisans.

Performances will be taking place on the grass stage on the southeast side of the park, including sword demos from the Shire of Ramsgaard and the Djembe Django drummers, Gilda Lily and the Chorus Girls, Mozaik Fusion bellydance, 11-year-old drummer Oscar Evely, and Lindy in the Loops.

Those looking to get in on the action can show their own talents at the Open Mic Tent by the waterpark, hosted by Alicia Ashcroft. Continue reading Art in the Park July 1: shop, perform, & celebrate 50 years

As always, you and your ideas are wonderfully welcomed. If you are interested in getting involved with KamloopsParents.com simply email jodi@kamloopsparents.com and we can chat!

WCT’s Stage One Theatre School to Present two plays this weekend!

WCT’s Stage One Theatre School’s students have finished THE REHEARSAL. In fact, WE OPEN TOMORROW NIGHT (no question mark).

Not only are these the names of two plays, they state the facts: The 32 students of the Stage One’s Performance Class are ready to channel all their new skills to entertain you with not just one, but two very funny plays, full of hijinks and “the curtain must rise” tension!

Performances at the Pavilion Theatre:
Thursday, May 10 at 7:00pm
Friday, May 11 at 7:00pm
Saturday, May 12 at 2:00pm 

See two shows for the price of one! As it is, admission is by donation. Continue reading WCT’s Stage One Theatre School to Present two plays this weekend!

As always, you and your ideas are wonderfully welcomed. If you are interested in getting involved with KamloopsParents.com simply email jodi@kamloopsparents.com and we can chat!

Rich Harmonies and Ground-breaking Spontaneity

Our final concert of the 2017/18 season is taking place this Saturday, May 5 at 7:30 pm in Sagebrush Theatre. Russian Innovators presents the strong lyricism, rich harmonies, and striking individuality of Shostakovich and Borodin, two of Russia’s most inventive composers, plus the ground-breaking spontaneity and masterful French-style orchestration of Canada’s Pierre Mercure.

Joining the KSO is piano soloist Sheng Cai, who will be performing Shostakovich’s uncharacteristically cheerful Piano Concerto #2. Since his debut with the Toronto Symphony at just fifteen years old, Continue reading Rich Harmonies and Ground-breaking Spontaneity

As always, you and your ideas are wonderfully welcomed. If you are interested in getting involved with KamloopsParents.com simply email jodi@kamloopsparents.com and we can chat!

Two scholarships now available for area arts students

New Kristina Benson Art scholarship and Julia Appley-Mitra scholarship application deadlines are May 31

The Kamloops Arts Council invites students graduating high school and going on to post-secondary studies in fine arts, as well as post-secondary visual arts / design students in any year of study, to apply for two scholarships.

New this year and sponsored by local artist and wearable art designer Kristina Benson, the Kristina Benson Art Scholarship was created to honour emerging artists pursuing post-secondary education in the visual arts and design fields. The scholarship will be awarded to a current or prospective student demonstrating eagerness, determination to succeed in their field and a passion to intuitively create. One scholarship of $250 may be awarded each year.

Students graduating high school this year and going on to post-secondary studies in the fine arts (i.e. music, theatre, dance, creative writing, visual arts, film) are encouraged to apply for the Kamloops Arts Council’s Julia Appley-Mitra Scholarship. This award is named after long-time KAC supporter Julia Appley-Mitra.

Deadline for both scholarships is May 31, 2018. More information and application forms may be found on the KAC website.

As always, you and your ideas are wonderfully welcomed. If you are interested in getting involved with KamloopsParents.com simply email jodi@kamloopsparents.com and we can chat!