It’s Munsch time for New West


It’s Munsch time  once again at New West Theatre, Dec. 26- Jan.9 in the Sterndale Bennett. A hot young, enthusiastic cast including  Camille Pavlenko, Neil LeGrander, Willie Banfield and newcomer Meghan Porteous Meghan Porteous and Willy Banfield in Munsch’s ‘Something Good.’ Photo by Richard Amerywill be performing six stories by celebrated children’s author Robert Munsch. Though Munsch writes children’s stories, everyone will enjoy this show. “Anyone can identify with them,” said director Andy Jenkins. “It’s six totally new  stories which have never been presented for a Lethbridge audience,” he continued. The stories will be ‘Something Good,’ ’David’s Father,’ ,‘Purple, Green and Yellow,’ ‘Thomas’ Snowsuit,” and “ Jonathan Cleaned Up.”
“We found a wonderful adaptation of the stories,” he continued adding last year’s  production of  ‘The Paper Bag Princess’ was so successful that New West wanted to do more Munsch but also  they wanted to choose new and different stories.

“Munsch has a sense of fun and imagination that everyone can identify with,” Jenkins said adding there is a more elaborate and colourful set than last year.
“ We decided to put the audience on stage so it’s like the cast is friends with the audience,” he said noting  all six  stories  incorporate  shadow screens.
“We wanted to find a new way to interact with the audience,’ he continued adding the cast, all in their 20s will be performing 10 shows over the production’s Dec. 26-Jan. 9 in the Sterndale Bennett Theatre. There are matinees at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. each day plus a 7 p.m. show, Jan. 8.
“We’re looking forward to it. It should be Munsch fun.”
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— By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat editor