Some of the kids rehearsing for the Secret of Summer Island on July 12 at the Village Theatre.

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Kids participating in a week-long workshop will be performing at the Village Theatre

Want to find out the secret of Summer Island?

Then head over to the Village Theatre this Saturday.

The 19th annual Summer Youth Theatre Workshop has been in full swing since Sunday, according to organizer and director Thea Stavroff.

Stavroff said the Secret of Summer Island is about life on a small West Coast island and its inhabitants.

Unusual break-ins happening on Summer Island are disturbing the local citizens and the police have been called in to investigate. To make matters worse, bullies visiting from the city are picking on local youth.

Stavroff said she wrote the musical in 2002, it was produced again in 2008 and now it’s been updated for 2016.

Within the production, Stavroff said there’s a message about dealing with bullies. She said the musical always has a moral.

Stavroff said the dramatic scenes are punctuated with great musical numbers such as Swimming in the Rain, You Are My Sunshine and Here Comes the Sun.

There is about 40 young actors in the production and Stavroff said they cast the roles on Sunday.

The performances are July 16 at 2 and 7 p.m. at the Village Theatre (110 W. Second Ave., Qualicum Beach).Tickets are $7 and are available by phone 250-752-4470 or at the Village Theatre.

— NEWS Staff

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