A Boomwhacker bonanza at Razzamataz show

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An upcoming Razzamataz Kids Shows will mix batons, theatre, dance and song at the Northern Lights Performing Arts Pavillion Oct. 16. 

Performed by dance company Tara Luz Danse, “Les Batons” is all about colourful  “Boomwhacker” acoustic batons which the performers will use to create songs on stage, as well as using them to dance and propel a theatrical story. 

“It’s quite astounding,” said new Razzamataz board member Nicole Stewart.

She said the show is a step forward after the COVID-19 pandemic for the group whose mandate is bringing low-cost family entertainment to The Highlands. 

“We are basically just slowly coming out of our COVID pause. these shows are designed to re-energize the community and let them know we’re back.” 

While the group has been around for 30 years, Stewart said there’s a new group of kids born during the pandemic who may not have experienced how fun a Razzamataz show can be. 

“We really want to engage a whole new group of people, as well as the other people who have been following for a while,” she said. 

Les Batons costs $7 for kids and $10 for adults. For advance tickets visit razzamataz.ca. 

A full schedule of fall programming is also available on Razzamataz’s website.