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Nelson has chance to meet the Nuppets

The cast and crew of the Nuppets. - photo submitted
The cast and crew of the Nuppets.
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What do you get when you cross local student actors with famous felt superstars? Answer: The Nuppet Show!, Nelson Youth Theatre’s eleventh hit play, live, Saturday, February 25 at the Capitol Theatre.

Our area’s youth actors welcome audience members of all ages to come celebrate good old-fashioned/modern entertainment with them, at their stellar variety-show tribute to celebrity non-humans with no strings attached. Whether you are aware of their on-screen inspirations comedic genius or not, you’ll enjoy The Nuppet Show! These youth “Nuppets” are so entertaining, their awesome performances stand up in the spotlight under any show-biz banner.

Starring Evan Forst as your frog-green host with the most, Sara Hurst as his niece, Tom Wolf as his helpful gofer, Ivie Lock-Luttmer as their resident celebrity diva, Amelia Bressey Chapman as her friendly pet, Lennox Lockhurst as the Great “whatever-he-is,” Mimi Lockhurst as a street-wise rat, Jessie Poling as a comedic bear, Kennedy MacInnis as a piano-playing canine, Anais Fevrier as a whacky chef, Gideon Berry as the electric band’s toothy leader, Loki Wickman as the groovy bass player, Elle Backus-Horton as the rocking guitarist, Tucker Bingham as an animalistic drummer, Crystal as a cool sax-man, Tate Whitman as a legal eagle, Eirin Murray as a famous chicken, Amelia Ford as a backyard hen, Liam Brown as a scientific doctor, Tiana Baines as a laboratory guinea pig, Sasha Baines as a serious newscaster, and Avery & Abby Shea as the folksinging duo, “Rain & Wonder” plus, Zooey Bingham and London Morgan as those cantankerous critics in the balcony. There’s a special guest star, too, local legend Lisel Forst, not to mention a potential surprise appearance by “The Phantom of the Nuppet Show!”

Only $5 for students and seniors, tickets for The Nuppet Show! are on sale at the Capitol Theatre box office, or online at capitoltheatre.bc.ca. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. (doors at 7 p.m.) and prizes will be awarded to audience members with the best celebrity tribute costumes on!

For more info about The Nuppet Show! visit forstmedia.ca.

 

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