The Kootenay Home Educators are excited to present their 13th annual musical theatre performance, Let the Games Begin, a Musicline school musical, in the second week of February.
Prepare to be dazzled by a comedic musical score including a charismatic Kootenay-based cast of home learners ages five to 16.
When three technology-obsessed youngsters visit their grandfather, he is baffled by their lack of interest in anything other than their phones and the internet.
He reveals a pair of very unusual seven-sided dice that he explains was given to him in the Far East by a wise old mystic.
Despite Grandad’s warning not to touch the dice because of their magical powers, mischievous Marney scoffs at the idea and rolls the strangely-shaped dice.
As lights flash, thunder claps and eerie, strange noises are heard, the petrified trio are transported to the strange land of Lady Fortune where they become pawns in her games.
Each of them must compete against the devious diva in a game of their choice to win their freedom and avoid being a game piece in Lady Fortune’s land forever.
They encounter many eccentric and humorous board game characters as they embark on their journey: the pompous train conductors and the ‘hack’ reporters in Monopoly, the defensive suspects in Clue and the quarreling castles in the final game of chess.
Can they manage to play the games for real and defeat the conniving Lady Fortune? Will they learn that it’s better to ditch the surreal for the real deal?
The performance will include three showings at the Covenant Church, 702 Stanley St., in Nelson, Thursday, Feb. 6 at 4 p.m., Friday, Feb. 7 at 6 p.m., and Saturday, Feb. 8 at 2 p.m.
Come out and support Nelson’s homeschooling community. Admission is by donation.