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Natural Choice for Nelson's Capitol Kids Series

Mark McBride (left), owner of Natural Choice Pharmacy on Baker Street presents a cheque to the Capitol Theatre’s Stephanie Fisher in support of the annual Capitol Kid’s Series. - Sam Van Schie photo
Mark McBride (left), owner of Natural Choice Pharmacy on Baker Street presents a cheque to the Capitol Theatre’s Stephanie Fisher in support of the annual Capitol Kid’s Series.
— image credit: Sam Van Schie photo

Mark McBride, owner of Natural Choice Pharmacy on Baker Street loves the Capitol and the shows the Capitol puts on.

“I think the Capitol Theatre is a valuable asset in our community and I am happy to support their good work," he says.

McBride’s donation is supporting the annual Capitol Kid’s Series. There are three more shows coming up.

First up is the internationally renowned Les Ballets Jazz de Montreal brings contemporary ballet to the Capitol as part of the regular season—as well as special youth program for Capitol Kids called ZAP! On February 24, ZAP! will pull selections from the group’s repertoire and present them like a succession of music videos, offering young people great entrainment and a soft landing to the world of contemporary dance. Artistic Director Louis Robitaille will engage and educate the audience throughout.

Second up is FIGURA Theatre of Iceland which is the brainchild of Bernard Ogrodnik who serves as a Master Puppeteer for Iceland’s National Theatre. While on tour in Canada he stops in Nelson on March 3 with Metamorphosis, a collection of 12 original short stories that are not told with words, but with the metaphorical grace of puppetry.

And last, but not least, for the kids who are into high-flying acrobatics, Axe Capoeira presents Brazilian dance, music and capoeira on April 21. With exciting choreographed dances, internationally acclaimed capoeira, invigorating music and dazzling costumes, the group has thrilled audiences of all ages and sizes at thousands of schools, festivals and theatre across the globe for more than 20 years.

As Capitol Kids performances enthral now, they build the next generation of theatre-lovers, a Capitol Theatre tradition that includes the annual Summer Youth Program and Christmas Pantomime. In this iPod, iPad, video game, Facebook, myspace and Google world, the Capitol Theatre offers a family-centred respite full of inspiration and creativity.

All Capitol Kids Series performances are Sundays at 2 p.m. and tickets are $12.50 available at or by phone at 352-6363. Check out the Capitol website for more information on the individual performances.

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