After months of preparation, there is only one more rehearsal until the costumes come on at Funfolks Theatrical. Participants are eager for the arrival of March break, and it’s not because they want to catch up on sleep or get more screen time on their favourite device. These young people want to entertain, not be entertained!
This year, the group will perform another original production written and directed local children’s author Shan McFadden. Called “Two Kids, a Robot and a Time Machine,” the story follows a time-travelling adventurer who sets out to save her grandmother from an immortal alien overlord – with a little help from a couple of Earth kids, a break-dancing robot, dinosaurs, unicorns and a whole host of wacky characters. Filled with songs, jokes and plenty of fun, the participants are ready to put on a show.
Performances take place at the Millbrook Royal Canadian Legion, 9 King Street East, Millbrook, which is wheelchair accessible. The show opens Sunday March 11th at 2 pm, followed by matinees on Monday and Tuesday and one evening performance at 6pm on Monday. Tickets are $5 per person, which includes refreshments, door prizes and free gifts for attendees.
A limited number of tickets are available online; however tickets may also be purchased at Bear Essentials or by contacting Jackie Franco at 705.932.2313 or email@example.com.
While it’s too late to get into the act this year, if you have a child who might be interested or if you would like to volunteer behind the scenes next year, Jackie is always happy to receive more help, and participation is free.
This March break, come to the Legion for another display of the talents of this dedicated group of young local volunteers as they sing and dance across the stage with poise and presence. But don’t be fooled by the laughter; the experience has also taught them important lessons about cooperation, responsibility and respect. KG