Theatre camp to result in Grinch

The Hub Arts Collective hosts 10-week musical theatre production program for kids that culminates in The Grinch who Stole Christmas.

As a way to kick off the fall/winter season, The Hub Arts Collective is hosting a 10-week musical theatre production program for elementary school-aged children ages six to 13.

The camp will culminate in a presentation of The Grinch Who Stole Christmas on Dec. 20 and 21.

Those kids registered will meet at The Hub twice a week leading up to the production, where they will learn the ins-and-outs of being part of a musical production, said Matt Brown, Hub owner, and an award-winning director and actor.

“They will be encouraged to explore the realms of singing, dancing and acting in a rounded theatrical experience suited to their individual learning and comfort level, with the chance to perform a much-loved Christmas classic in front of a live audience,” he said.

Students will also be encouraged to engage in the technical aspects of musical theatre, in the form of costuming, props and set-design/decor.

The Hub Arts Collective opened downtown in January of this year and acts as an all-ages rehearsal studio, live venue and art exhibit centre.

“It is composed of professionals who have been intimately involved with the arts and entertainment industries collaborating with experienced local artists and educators to offer a diverse array of programs and shows,” said Brown, adding, “The Hub strives to offer children and youth an unconventional and engaging educational experience, and understands the uniqueness from which talent and individual styles of exploration arise.”

The Hub’s musical theatre program is set to start on Oct. 23, and will run for 10 weeks on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Tickets for December’s The Grinch who Stole Christmas will be made available in November.

For information regarding registration and fees for this or other programs offered by The Hub Arts Collective, contact info@thehubartscollective.com, 778-475-6244 or visit www.thehubartscollective.com. The Hub is located at 2906-30th Ave., next to the Vernon Towne Cinema.