BUGSY MALONE Live Theatre at Moonstone: A Local Twist on the Roaring ’20s

This weekend, embark on a captivating journey back in time with BVI Arts at the Moonstone Nightclub in Road Town, Tortola, as they present a mesmerizing rendition of “Bugsy Malone”. Known for their unique touch, BVI Arts infuses this classic tale with local flavor, integrating Virgin Islands’ people, places, things, and references into the script. This immersive experience promises a perfect blend of art, comedy, culture, dancing, drinks, food, and live stage theatre, designed to captivate audiences of every age. Prepare to be whisked away into an era marked by splurge guns, gangsters, and jazz, all depicted in a family-friendly extravaganza that revisits the enchanting world of Prohibition-era gangster films through a distinctly local lens.

BVI Arts Youth Actors at Creative Waves BVI Performance in the Gardens

Event Overview
Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind live theatre experience at the Moonstone Nightclub, located at Flemming Street, Road Town, Tortola. The magic unfolds on:
Saturday, March 9th at 5:00 PM
– Sunday, March 10th at 11:00 AM and 4:00 PM

The adaptation of “Bugsy Malone” into a stage play is not just a tribute to a classic film but a heartfelt homage that resonates with those who cherish the memories of their first encounter with cinema magic. For the author of this article, discovering “Bugsy Malone” at the tender age of 9 opened up a world of imagination where children ruled the streets, and battles were fought with cream pies rather than bullets. This upcoming adaptation by BVI Arts is a delightful nod to such cherished memories, now reimagined with local flair to captivate a new generation.

A Timeless Classic with a Local Spin

“Bugsy Malone”, under the direction of Alan Parker, was celebrated for its novel concept of featuring an all-child cast in a gangster milieu. Scott Baio’s portrayal of Bugsy Malone was both charismatic and endearing, marking a significant step in his early career. While the film showcased the potential of young talent, BVI Arts’ adaptation, under the direction of Claudia Knight promises to further enrich this narrative by weaving in elements familiar to the Virgin Islands’ community, making the story even more accessible and engaging for local audiences.

The incorporation of local landmarks, dialects, and cultural nuances into the storyline ensures a unique viewing experience that not only entertains but also fosters a deeper connection with the audience. This method of adaptation has become a hallmark of BVI Arts, celebrated for their ability to tailor scripts in a way that reflects the community’s identity and values.

BVI Arts Youth Actors at Creative Waves BVI Performance in the Gardens

What Awaits You at the Event?

– Local Talent on Display: Be awed by the talented young performers of BVI Arts as they embody their roles with vigor and authenticity, enhanced by local references that add depth and humor to the narrative.
– 1920s Reimagined: Experience the 1920s like never before, with a set and costumes that echo the era’s extravagance, complemented by dance numbers and speakeasy settings that reflect local tastes and traditions.
– Family-Friendly Fun: This adaptation of “Bugsy Malone” transcends age, offering a mix of humor, action, and catchy tunes, making it a perfect outing for families looking for an engaging cultural experience.
– Art and Culture Fusion: Beyond entertainment, this event is a celebration of local art and culture, showcasing the rich tapestry of the Virgin Islands through a story that has captured the hearts of many worldwide.

Booking Details
To secure your spot in this unforgettable journey back in time with a local twist, contact Claudia at +1 (284) 344-2277 for tickets and information. Don’t miss this opportunity to experience the enchanting world of live theatre, as “Bugsy Malone” promises not just a show but a celebration of the Virgin Islands’ spirit, community, and heritage.

“Bugsy Malone” at the Moonstone Nightclub stands as a testament to BVI Arts’ dedication to creating theatre that not only entertains but also resonates deeply with the local community. Through their innovative adaptation, they invite audiences to enjoy a beloved classic while celebrating the unique beauty and culture of the Virgin Islands.

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