Pirates are sailing into the Nanaimo Conservatory of Music’s musical theatre program for spring break.
The conservatory hosts its pirate-themed programs March 14-18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to help kids learn confidence, co-operation and how to express themselves creatively through singing, drama and stage movements.
The program focuses on theatrical characterization, teamwork, creativity and problem-solving skills.
For working parents the program makes accommodations for supervised care starting at 8:30 a.m. and in the evening until 5 p.m.
The program is led by Lindsay Suddaby, a conservatory instructor and assistant director of the Nanaimo Youth Choir. Suddaby holds a bachelor of music in voice from the University of Victoria and grew up singing in choirs.
The class theme includes sailing imagery where participants can imagine themselves on a pirate voyage with characters such as Bluebeard, Yellowbeard, Purplebeard and No Beards.
Registration is $350. People can register at the Nanaimo Conservatory of Music’s office, located at 375 Selby St., call 250-754-4611 or go to www.ncmusic.ca. More information about the spring break program is also available on the organization’s website.
The conservatory also hosts Janina Fialkowska March 13 at 2:30 p.m. at the Port Theatre. The performance is a fundraiser for the conservatory. For tickets call 250-754-8550.
Readers can also enter to win two tickets to the Fialkowska show by going to www.nanaimobulletin.com/contests.