The Mouse Queen (Allison Briscoe) and the Nutcracker Prince (Avory Collins) are backed by their supporters as they square off in the battle scene in last weekend's Nutcracker performance in Port McNeill.

Nutcracker a dream come true

Portside Academy of Performing Arts wowed audiences Friday and Saturday with its fifth annual presentation of the Nutcracker ballet.

PORT McNEILL—A Christmas Eve party, a battle between the forces of an evil mouse and a dashing prince, a journey through an enchanted, snow-covered forest and a magical evening of entertainment in the Land of Sweets were rolled into a single show last weekend.

Portside Academy of Performing Arts wowed audiences Friday and Saturday with its fifth annual presentation of the Nutcracker ballet, a seasonal classic featuring dozens of young local dancers.

The show is directed and choreographed by Alana Collins with set design by her husband, Mike Collins.

Local parents helped create many of the costumes, and businesses in Port McNeill and Alert Bay provided raffled prizes to raise funds for the school.

Portside’s next event will be its annual Spring Recital in May.

 

Just Posted

Tommy Chong says cannabis legalization makes him proud to be a Canadian

Legendary marijuana advocate and comedian celebrates cultural milestone at Kelowna event

Quarterdeck restaurant, pub temporarily closed until summer

“We have decided to close the pub until April 30, 2019,” stated the pub’s announcement.

Port Hardy’s RCMP Staff Sgt. Wes Olsen: ‘It’s business as usual’ after cannabis legalization

Local RCMP will still be on the lookout for impaired driving despite cannabis legalization.

Jay Dixon finishes top three for School and District Leadership award

“I believe it’s all of our responsibility for our schools to provide quality education,” said Dixon.

7 Mile Landfill operations tender closes October

Taxes covering the landfill have not increased over the past 15 years and are not expected to soon.

Payette invites critics to ‘come and spend a few days’ with her

Governor General Julie Payette made her first official to B.C. back in March

Telus launches charitable foundation to help vulnerable youth

The Telus Friendly Future Foundation complements other social initiatives by the company, including Mobility for Good

Police say suspicious death of B.C. artist ruled a homicide

Patrick Zube Aylward’s body was found in a residence on a rural road outside of Seton Portage, west of Lillooet, B.C.

Temporary roads being built in areas affected by landslide in northern B.C.

Emergency Management BC news release says Disaster Financial Assistance is available to eligible residents of the Peace River Regional District who may have been affected by the landslides

B.C. tickets win big in Lotto Max draw

Jackpot carried over; B.C. tickets share Max Millions prizes

Port McNeill mayoral candidate: Gaby Wickstrom

Wickstrom said she one of the issues she’ll work on is infrastructure in a fiscally responsible way.

Port McNeill mayoral election: Shirley Ackland

Incumbent Ackland wants to complete council’s priorities started in the last four years.

‘Mom, I’m in trouble:’ Canadian faces 10 years for alleged graffiti

Brittney Schneider, another tourist caught spraying message on walls of Tha Pae Gate in Thailand

Most Read