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Project X Returns with Two Family-Friendly Shows at X Fest 2017

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Project X Theatre returns to the outdoor stage at Prince Charles Park July 10-29 for X Fest 2017. The annual summer theatre production company will feature two classic coming-of-age stories with adaptations of The Jungle Book and Rapunzel.

Young Mowgli (Maddin Lidder) being lulled to sleep by Bagheera (Andrew G. Cooper) and Baloo (Wyatt Purcha) in The Jungle Book. Photo Credit: Jodi Roberts

The Jungle Book is an all ages show lasting approximately two hours, including intermission. Each actor plays multiple characters in this fast-paced story featuring the adventures of Mowgli as he encounters the different challenges of living in the jungle. Melissa Thomas is the director of this adaptation of the classic Rudyard Kipling story.

“I personally love the Jungle Book and love incorporating literary adaptations. This was just the right production, a great version for Continue reading Project X Returns with Two Family-Friendly Shows at X Fest 2017

Jodi is originally from Montréal, Quebec and spent a few years in Northern New Brunswick. She moved to Kamloops in the Spring of 2010 with her family and works as an educational assistant. Her 6 and 8 year old keep her really busy as they love exploring the area and enjoying what Kamloops has to offer!

A Chance to WIN a pair of tickets to X Fest 2015!

X Fest 2015, featuring Project X Theatre, will be performing The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood and The Shakespeare Story until August 1, 2015.

The performance schedule can be found here, and we’ve gathered a list of what you need to know to make your experience more fun!

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What ages are the shows suitable for?

The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood is suitable for kids 5 years old age and older, while The Shakespeare Story is suitable for audiences older than 13 years of age. My 4 year old and 6 year old enjoyed The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood, while I attended The Shakespeare Story on an adult “date”.

Pay-What-You-Can Matinee

Project X Theatre is proud to have theatre that is accessible to everyone and will be performing another pay-what-you-can matinee for The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood at 3:00 pm on August 1st, 2015 at Prince Charles Park.

2 for 1 tickets!

The next 2 for 1 night at X Fest will be July 27th, 2015 featuring The Shakespeare Story.

Hint: Get your tickets EARLY as the previous shows have sold out!

Concession

Robin Hood and Shakespeare-themed cookies are available to purchase at the concession, as well as popcorn and candy.

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Raffle Tickets!

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Jodi is originally from Montréal, Quebec and spent a few years in Northern New Brunswick. She moved to Kamloops in the Spring of 2010 with her family and works as an educational assistant. Her 6 and 8 year old keep her really busy as they love exploring the area and enjoying what Kamloops has to offer!

Project X Theatre Presents: The Last of the Dragons

Family date night this week and we found ourselves back at Prince Charles Park for another Project X feature with The Last of the Dragons, one of two family friendly plays being offered during X Fest 2014.

But…..it’s TRADITION! – Nurse

Right from the first scene, in which the Princess protests against hearing the same bedtime story yet again, it was clear from the giggles emanating from the members of the audience that this play appeals to all ages.

A chase scene later on in the play involving the princess, the prince, the nurse and the valet was definitely one of the fan favorites.

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Jodi is originally from Montréal, Quebec and spent a few years in Northern New Brunswick. She moved to Kamloops in the Spring of 2010 with her family and works as an educational assistant. Her 6 and 8 year old keep her really busy as they love exploring the area and enjoying what Kamloops has to offer!

Project X-Fest: You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown

I’ve never really had much “alone” time with my youngest child. Especially since she came only 15 months after her older brother. In
her first year, she could be found continuously strapped to me or in a playpen, safe from her then rambunctious toddler brother. None of the relaxing, peaceful, joyous time that I spent with her brother while he was a newborn. I never felt guilt over it, as it was the only thing she knew at the time.

Now that they are older, I love spending time with each of them alone.  Just the two of us.

Last week, I took my son to see The Fantastic Mr Fox and the next evening, I took my daughter to her first play. We saw You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown at X Fest 2013 (the outdoor theatre festival happening from July 24th-August 10th at Prince Charles Park). Even though she is only of pre-school age, and probably didn’t understand most of what was being said, her love of music (both kids get it honestly from both parents!) kept her captivated most of the time. Her first words as the band was tuning up just prior to the performance were “Mummy, there’s a drum set up there!” followed by “and there’s a pinano (piano)!”

Then the actors took to the stage with song. She stared. She smiled. She was fixated this way throughout most of the first Act. I think she was mesmerized as this was something completely different that she was witnessing for the very first time. People, real people, not cartoons and not on a screen were singing, jumping and dancing in front of her. Why, it looked absolutely, positively fun!

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Jodi is originally from Montréal, Quebec and spent a few years in Northern New Brunswick. She moved to Kamloops in the Spring of 2010 with her family and works as an educational assistant. Her 6 and 8 year old keep her really busy as they love exploring the area and enjoying what Kamloops has to offer!

Project X Fest: The Fantastic Mr Fox

There’s just something about outdoor theatre. Project X Theatre.

First you hear the announcement regarding the shows they will be performing.

Then summer begins, and you can actually feel the excitement augment as you catch a glimpse of the set being built at Prince Charles Park.

As the opening night closes in, you may be lucky enough to catch a snippet of rehearsal while hanging out at the wading pool.

Finally, it’s opening night. You make sure you have your tickets, grab some popcorn and wait to enter the enclosure. The Continue reading Project X Fest: The Fantastic Mr Fox

Jodi is originally from Montréal, Quebec and spent a few years in Northern New Brunswick. She moved to Kamloops in the Spring of 2010 with her family and works as an educational assistant. Her 6 and 8 year old keep her really busy as they love exploring the area and enjoying what Kamloops has to offer!