PHILIPSBURG:— Youth Extravaganza is the only evening in Carnival Village this year that has no age limit, organisers announced over the weekend. Since implementing an age limit in 2016, no children fourteen years or younger have been allowed entrance to adult-oriented shows in Carnival Village without adult supervision.
The only exception to the regulation will be for the Youth Extravaganza and other youth-oriented shows that are held in Carnival Village. Two groups from three public schools will start the Youth Extravaganza programme this Monday. Organisers found it important to involve public education in the show. The theme for this Youth Extravaganza is “We run it, Best of Dutch Side and Best of French Side Edition.” For the first time in Youth Extravaganza history, there will be a dress code for youngsters: black if they live on the French side and white if they live in Dutch St. Maarten.
“We decided to theme the show in order to showcase the talent on both sides of the island and show that we run the island with great youth acts from both sides. We look forward to young people to come out to the show and cheer on all performers who will showcase their talent during the event. The show is not a competition,” said Daniel Dormoy, Laugh Out Loud Public Relations Officer.
“Youth Extravaganza will be packed with youth performers and we expect to draw youngsters from both sides of the island and getting home from the village at a late time can be a hassle for these youngsters. This is why we intend to end the show at 12:30am the latest.”
Tickets are now US $15 at the gate and will kick off at 6:00pm until 1:00am. The show is sponsored by Port St. Maarten, TelCell, Designers Choice, First Response and McDonald’s.
Source: St. Martin News Network
Youth Extravaganza night is almost here.