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Lots of Delta connections in Metro production

Original musical production of The Pied Piper opens Saturday
Metro Theatre Photo Metro Theatre presents The Pied Piper for two weekends of matinee shows during Spring Break.

Metro Theatre Vancouver presents The Pied Piper, an original musical for children written and directed by Ladner’s Catherine Morrison with musical direction by Nicola Davies and choreography by Allyson Riley.

On stage this weekend (March 18 and 19) and next weekend (March 25 and 26) with two matinees each day at 1 and 3:30 p.m.

For children of all ages, a medieval tale of woe comes to life in Metro’s first Spring Break production with a cast of more than 25 in splendid costuming.

The show is one-act (under an hour and a half) with no intermission. A variety of seven musical numbers ranging from heavy rock, and Texas swing, to jazz are featured with live musical accompaniment and dazzling dancing.

Delta actors Marcia Strong and Chris Thomson are staring in the production.

Strong last appeared in Five Alarm at Metro while Thomson appeared in two Metro pantos - King Arthur’s Court and Sleeping Beauty Wakes Up!

This is the first time that Metro has staged a production especially for families during the Spring Break.

Les Erskine, also a Ladner resident worked on the set and lighting design.

The plot involves the familiar storyline of a rat infestation in the village of Hamelin, and a stranger dressed in multi-coloured (pied) clothing who comes to town and promises to rid them of the problem – for a price. They agree and then renege, trouble ensues but all ends happily.

General admission seating with all tickets $25.

Tickets can be reserved online at [email protected] or by calling the Metro Box Office at 604-266-7191.