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Alberni's Capitol rolls out 'The Works'

Ever wonder where the common cold comes from? Take a step back in time with the Mad Scientists in this year’s Capitol Stages “The Works” show this weekend and explore how it all happened many years ago.

The Stages Youth Theatre Program is an after-school drama program for youth ages four to 16. Stages is in its fourth year and is the brainchild of program director Teresa Drew.

“The performing arts are so important to a small community,” says Drew. “We want to make sure that children have access to the performing arts.

“Portal Players only presents shows with children every couple of years, but there are so many kids wanting to be a part of drama programs. Stages is a great way to involve youth in all areas of the performing arts (both on stage and backstage) and to learn the lessons and skills that come with it,” she says.

“The Works” is a variety show written by Drew and Wendy Karpuik, where children from each class show off what they have been working on all semester.

This year’s theme, “The History of…” is based around the history of the cold virus, manners, math and computers. The audience will find devious little viruses and inquisitive scientists who are a little mad.

Travel through the Stone Ages, The Renaissance, and have a look at the present day—all while learning the value of a turkey.

“The Works” hits the Capitol Theatre stage on Saturday, Dec. 15 and Sunday, Dec. 16. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and the curtain goes up at 7 p.m.

Admission is $10 at the door only (children 12 and under admitted free if accompanied by an adult), and seating will be first come, first served. So give yourself a break from the holiday stress and come support Port Alberni’s kids. If your child wants to be a star in the Stages Youth Theatre Program, registration for the next semester is at the Capitol Theatre Jan. 7–8  between 2–6 p.m.

For more information check out “Stages Youth Theatre Program” on Facebook, or call Drew at 250-730-0678.

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