It’s nearly time for the Lester Centre of the Arts to open its doors and turn on its main stage lights.
On Sep. 20, the centre is opening its 2017-2018 season with a live musical put on by Shameless Hussy productions called Love Bomb. The two woman show chronicles a mother searching for her missing daughter, and features rock songs containing clues in their lyrics that help to unravel the mystery of her whereabouts.
“It’s a rock concert within a mystery within a play,” said Lester Centre manager Crystal Lorette.
Lorette added that at the end of the play, there will be a twist and message that will leave the audience with a lot of food for thought.
“Come and see it for the entertainment factor,” she said. “But it definitely has a really strong message in there that is kind of an awakening.”
Even though they have performed in Prince Rupert before, Love Bomb will be the first musical performed in the city by Shameless Hussy productions. Reneé Laci, co-artistic director of Shameless Hussy productions, said the group has won numerous awards for the show since it was created in 2015. These include two Ovation awards for best musical and best outstanding female actress as well as a Jessie Richardson award nomination for best musical. Laci said Prince Rupert will be part of a tour through north B.C. that will include 20-25 shows.
“It was exciting to see this work be recognized, and to be able to share it,” she said.
Lorette said she is excited for the upcoming Lester Centre season that will feature a diverse lineup of performances following Love Bomb.
“We have a lot of different musical groups from different ethnic backgrounds like Vietnamese, East Indian and Celtic,” she said. “There will be a number of dance groups as well as community events like the annual musical and Prince Rupert’s Got Talent.”
Tickets for the Sep. 20 show are available at Cook’s Jewelers and the Lester Centre of the Arts.