Backyardigans coming to Alberni

On Saturday, Jan. 28, the Backyardigans will be at Alberni's ADSS auditorium for a show that starts at 1 p.m.

Backyardigans’ live show director and choreographer Patti Caplette hangs out with the ‘maskateer’ characters behind the scenes for The Backyardigans Quest for the Extra Ordinary Aliens.

The Backyardigans are bringing their musical backyard adventures to Port Alberni this Saturday, Jan. 28.

Uniqua, Pablo, Tyrone, Tasha and Austin usually find something to explore in their backyard; mysteries last just as long as one episode on Nickelodeon.

Director and choreographer Patti Caplette and her crew will ensure that television magic comes to life on stage at the ADSS Auditorium (1 p.m.) in The Backyardigans Quest for the Extra Ordinary Aliens.

“With the live show we follow the same format of the TV show in that the kids come out in the backyard to play. Someone has an idea that they’re a detective or in our case, a cookie-stealing alien protector,” Caplette said in a telephone interview.

“We go with them through their imagination, through other landscapes and places.”

The characters are larger than life, Caplette explains. “It’s fantastic to see the audience’s big inhale of breath when they see the characters on stage. They go crazy. It’s wonderful.”

The live show features the same voices as the characters children know from the television program, Caplette said. “We felt it was very important to get the exact actors and people who do the Backyardigans show. Their voices are recognizable.”

The travelling show uses CGI animation for background screens; the number of screens depends on the size of the stage, she said. They use ‘maskateer’ performers that are more like a body puppet than a mascot, allowing the people inside to dance and act.

“Our shows are designed for family audiences,” said Caplette.

Tickets to the Backyardigans are $23.50 each and are available at the Alberni Valley Chamber of Commerce.

editor@albernivalleynews.com

Just Posted

Alberni teen earns black belt in taekwondo

Lachlan Duncan of Port Alberni earned his black belt at Dragon Martial Arts

ARTS AROUND: See magic on the stage at the Capitol Theatre

Murray Hatfield and Teresa don’t just do magic—they are magic

ELECTION 2018: Ron Corbeil runs for Port Alberni city council

Corbeil wants to focus on the economy, livability and affordability

San Group adds third shift to its Port Alberni mill

The new shift will mean 40 to 50 more jobs

BCHL: Mackenzie Wight returns to Bulldogs lineup

Forward returns following a Memorial Cup run with WHL’s Swift Current Broncos

VIDEO: 41 years later, Saanich author publishes story he wrote at 6 years old

Troy Wilson originally created Captain Otter while Port Alberni Grade 1 student

Caregivers banned from smoking, growing cannabis around children-in-care: MCFD

Ministry has limited cannabis use for caregivers, stating it may “pose a risk to children and youth.”

Cheaper strains sell out within minutes on online BC Cannabis Store

Province says new strains will become available in the coming months

Only 40% of B.C. car dealerships have electric cars available: report

Researchers found buyers frustrated at the lack of options

VIDEO: Millionaire Lottery returns to give back and win big

Since 1996, Millionaire Lottery has raised $52 million for the VGH+UBC Hospital Foundation

Test case challenges a politician’s right to block people from Twitter account

3 people say Watson infringed their constitutional right to freedom of expression by blocking them

‘A little odd’ B.C.’s biggest city celebrates cannabis without a legal store

On the streets of downtown Vancouver, notably the Wild West of illegal marijuana, not a single legal store opened Wednesday, making for a rather anticlimatic kick-off

BC Ferries begins taking debit in two-month pilot project

Company is giving customers option to use Interac on two-month trial on select vessels

Puff, puff, pass: Cannabis is officially legal across Canada

B.C. has only one bricks-and-mortar marijuana store

Most Read