First Jamie Adkins and then The Gruffalo at the Performing Arts Centre; great time to be a kid in Burlington.

By Pepper Parr

BURLINGTON, ON.  March 12, 2013  If you haven’t filled in the days of Spring Break week yet – there is an event at the Performing Arts Centre that is not only fabulous entertainment for the young ones but the price is actually comfortable.  Jamie Adkins and his Circus Incognitus is taking place at the Performing Arts Centre March 14th.  The man is an absolute delight and the younger kids will roll in the aisles laughing.

And there are still plenty of seats left.  This event should really be a SOLD OUT production.  The illustration below shows what was available at 10:oo am on Tuesday.

The dark blue dots are the seats still available.  The site lines are excellent in the Main Theatre.  No need to be up close for this production.

We are beginning to see some cross promotion between the Performing Arts Centre and local commercial operations.  The Different Drummer Bookstore has announced a contest that gives the winner four tickets to The Gruffalo which takes place at the Centre on April 13th at 2:00 pm in the afternoon.

“Jolly sing-alongs, visual gags and a license to roar in raucous fashion sets the seal on this successful comedy for everyone over three” was the way one reviewer described the production.

The Different Druimmer is holding a contest for a set of four tickets to The Gruffalo – nice bit of cross-promoting.

Programing for children is a subtle game – get it right and the kids are theatre goers for life.  Get it wrong and they are lost for a long time.  Jamie Adkins and The Gruffalo are close to as good as it gets in terms of programming for the young ones.

The Centre is toiling away at building a young audience – they are also still open to hearing from anyone who feels they can serve on the Board that has some vacancies.  One Burlington resident sent an email asking: Please send me information regarding board seats.

While the request didn’t offer much in the way of background and qualifications from the person asking for information, the response from  Ilene Elkaim, the Board member apparently responsible for new Director recruitment didn’t offer much encouragement.

The information regarding the board is on our website You can find the information on the Board of Directors page.

Hope this helps.

 Ilene Elkaim

On behalf of the Board Recruitment Committee

It is critical for the Board to get it right during the fiscal year the Centre is going into.  It is now evident that the Board is going to have to be much more involved and prepare itself for a rigourous business plan review that Budget & Corporate Services committee chair Councillor John Taylor has said is a condition of his going along with the funding requested for this year.

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