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Arts Beat: Down the Rabbit Hole with NYT; Get the grad goods; Meet the Supreme Leader and more

Nelson Daily Staff
By Nelson Daily Staff
April 25th, 2013

By Colin Payne, The Nelson Daily

Join Nelson Youth Theatre at the Capitol this Friday, April 26th for a trip down the rabbit hole, with their latest performance, Alice: Adventures in Wonderland.

Adapted for the stage by Kyla Hurst and Zooey Bingham from Lewis Carrol’s famous book, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, this story follows Alice on her adventures with the beautiful, the strange and the downright evil characters of Wonderland.

The entire show is created and acted by members of Nelson Youth Theatre, a local actor-driven theatre troupe of Nelson young people who believe “the play is the thing.” Past performance by Nelson Youth Theatre (NYT) include: Juliet & Romeo, The Nuppet Show!, Zombie Apocalypse, The Tempest and more.

Alice in Wonderland stars Zooey Bingham as Alice and a colourful cast of characters made up by members of NYT. The performance also features original music by Nick Hurst, lighting designs by Evan and Lisel Forst, along with set design by London and Tamara Morgan.

Youth directors, Ingrid Love, Ava Strautman and Zoe Burrell, help direct the show – along with NYT director Jeff Forst, a local producer, writer and actor.

Alice: Adventures in Wonderland hits the stage at the Capitol Theatre at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 26. Prizes will be given out for the best Wonderland costumes worn by audience members.

Grad Goods

The opening reception for the Kootenay Studio Arts at Selkirk College Graduate Exhibition also happens this Friday, April 26 at Touchstones Nelson, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. – featuring work from students in Selkirk College’s Clay, Fire, Jewelry & Small Object Design, and Metal programs

This is your last opportunity to see this show at Touchstones, as Selkirk has decided to pursue other opportunities that are more closely aligned with their current mandate. Student work will be shown at other community venues in the future.

Supreme Leader at the Scout Hall

Join local one-man show and Nelson’s Cultural Ambassador for 2013, Lucas Meyers at the Scout Hall (right beside the curling club) for a performance his latest show, Cromoli For Supreme Leader.

Join the Cromoli Brother as they reveal their policies for a new world order, including “No A**holes please,” and “What would David Bowie Do?”

Be inspired through their song, and weird – but cool – mime, all to the sweet sounds of small hand-held instruments.

Calling all artists

The deadline to apply for the Nelson and District Arts Council’s Artwalk 2013is rapidly approaching. Find your applications here and submit them for consideration no later than April 30, 2013.

If you have an event submission or story idea you would like to see in Arts Beat, please e-mail colinpayne@gmail.com.

Colin Payne is a Nelson-based professional writer and photographer, and a former reporter at the Nelson Daily News. Visit www.colinpaynephoto.com to learn more about his work.

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