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Attention ski bums, snow bums, skinny bums, and large bums

Nelson Daily Staff
By Nelson Daily Staff
March 13th, 2011

Attention ski bums, snow bums, skinny bums, and large bums; Iron Mountain Theatre (I.M.T.) is proud to present Ski Bum: The Musical.

I.M.T. (the company who brought you A Tribute to Mining, White Star Lady, and Company jump) is the Kootenay’s newest, and coolest, professional theatre company.

True fire for theatre arts burns in these young writers, composers, singers, actors, and dancers.

Ski Bum is an original musical written by Tyler Bradley (reporter for the Rossland Telegraph and writer of Company Jump) and Mark Pollard (BSC, MA, writer of A Tribute to Mining and White Star Lady), with music and lyrics by Nadine Tremblay (composer of White Star Lady and star of Company Jump).

This all-new musical production tells the story of one ski bum nearly cresting over the hill, with all of his youthful energy intact … and that’s the problem.

Jeff Snowden needs to grow up a little, and act more responsibly if he wants things to go his way in adulthood. When an old flame at Big Snow Peak sparks a renewed interest in Jeff’s heart, he starts to consider the benefits of gaining a level of maturity.

With the help of a cultural anthropologist studying the culture and practices of ski-bummery, and a sometimes-not-so-nice head of ski patrol, he begins to see that he doesn’t have to give up skiing and having fun in order to evolve.

It doesn’t matter if you’re a musical buff, ski bum, ski buff, or musical bum, Ski Bum: The Musical is a fast-paced, shredding good time for the whole family.

With hummable tunes that span a wide range of genres, jokes that run the gamut of humour from slapstick to high comedy, and eleven inspired performances by four actors, this show is guaranteed to be a hit. The innuendo alone is enough to tickle even the most chafed of funny-bones.

Ski bum the musical is playing Saturday, March 12 ­at 8 p.m. All performances are at The Capitol Theatre.

Tickets are available at the Capitol Theatre Box Office and by phone at 250-352-6363, or online at

For additional dates and times, and to find out more about Iron Mountain, check out:

This project is made possible through the generous support of Columbia Basin Trust and the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance.

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