Ski Bum: The Musical comes back to the Capitol Theatre.

Ski culture on stage

Rossland musical junkies bring Ski Bum: The Musical back to the Capitol Theatre.

Musicals don’t always inspire a lot of enthusiasm from young theatre goers but thanks to the success of Glee and a subject matter that connects to powder hounds, Ski Bum: The Musical has seen mass appeal.

Ski Bum: The Musical has such a cult following. People that are into ski culture come see it whereas they may not go see musicals normally, so it’s really cool to have a show that really has a culture attached to it,” said Jane Gaudet who plays Sunny Summers.

Ski Bum: The Musical follows the story of an aging ski bum who is still young at heart.

The main character of the production Jeff Snowden needs to act more responsibly if he wants things to his way in adulthood.

An old flame enters the picture, which makes Snowden consider the benefits of a new level of maturity.

“We heard everything from, ‘I feel like that’s my life on stage,’ especially from ski bums in particular,” said Gaudet about the response to the musical. “I think if you’re a true ski bum you can really relate to each one of the characters in the show. We have the head of ski patrol, we have our true ski bum, we have a new guy who’s just come to town and learning about the culture and we have a young ski instructor. We heard that we really got it write and that we really captured skibummery.”

With one year of touring with Ski Bum: The Musical under their belt the team from Rossland’s Iron Mountain Theatre is adding more jokes and more layers.

Ski Bum: The Musical takes the stage at the Capitol Theatre on Thursday, February 8 at 8 p.m.

Ticket information is available through the Capitol box office.

This story first appeared [vurb] on February 3, 2012

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