The young Whos from The Hub’s musical theatre program are, like in a certain Dr. Seuss story, hard to frazzle.
The school-age girls and boys have spent the past 10 weeks working towards showing a green-furred curmudgeon with a heart two sizes too small the true meaning of Christmas.
Their hard work is about to pay off as the children present How The Grinch Stole Christmas through song and storytelling at The Hub Arts Collective this weekend.
“This show is the culmination of a 10-week musical theatre program that The Hub offered for school-aged children interested in performance,” said Hub owner and director Matt Brown. “(It’s) a new twist on an old classic for kids and adults alike, that showcases the voices of some up and comers in the theatre community.”
How The Grinch Stole Christmas runs Friday and Saturday at The Hub Arts Collective at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 available in advance through the Ticket Seller at 549-7469 or www.ticketseller.ca or at the Bean Scene Coffee House.
The ticket includes a warm drink/snack and a pre-show activity, starting at 6:30 p.m.
The Hub is also opening its doors with its TeenProv Christmas Show tonight (Wednesday.)
Under the tutelage of Brown and Full Frontal member Chris Froese, the teens from The Hub’s youth improv troupe have cracked their comedic knuckles and have decided to lay themselves bare in their very own Christmas comedy show.
“They’ll bust out some new wave and classic theatre improv games on the spot, and ask for your suggestions to create live and unrehearsed scenes, characters and awesome skits,” said Brown. “Come out to support the youth of your community with your laughter and applause. Most of the proceeds from the show go directly to the teens involved, and part goes back to The Hub to ensure these programs continue. It’s a great way to support youth and the performing arts in the community of Vernon.”
Doors to The Hub’s TeenProv open tonight at 6:30 p.m. The show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 available at the Ticket Seller and The Bean Scene Coffee House as well as at the door.
The Hub is located at 2906 30th Ave., downtown Vernon, next to the Towne Cinema.