Hello Alberni Podcast – Episode 003: “Reefer Madness – The Musical!”

February 11, 2013

subscribe-via-itunesOn this episode of Hello Alberni we replay a portion of our “An Evening Out” event where we interviewed Chris Arthurs, the director of Portal Players’ upcoming production of “Reefer Madness – The Musical!”. Chris outlines what the show is about and talks about working with the cast and crew.

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Thanks to Paul Blondahl for the photo above, showing Chris Arthurs, Peter Wienold and Denis Levasseur (l to r).

Also on this episode, we spoke recently with Sandy Bouleau, the musical director of the show. Sandy has assembled an outstanding orchestra to support the cast in this production, and gives us a rundown on who’s in the band.

“Reefer Madness” is recommended for adult audiences only, and tickets can be purchased online through Portal Players’ website at www.atthecapitol.org. Port Alberni ticket outlets include Rollin Art Centre and the Capitol Theatre box office during regular hours. Advance tickets are $20 each; at the door on show nights, they are $25 each.

The show runs for four weekends on Friday and Saturday nights, starting on February 22.

On a programming note, coming soon on future Hello Alberni podcast episodes: additional excerpts from “An Evening Out” with Dennis Olsen, and a feature look at Pot Luck Ceramics and their unique Fundraising Coop venture.