The busy holiday is season is often crowded, with so much to see. We’ve scoured the local theatres and have come up with five holiday shows not to miss this season:
A Christmas Carol
What would the holidays be without Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim, and a journey with the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future? Richmond’s Gateway Theatre brings the Charles Dickens classic, A Christmas Carol (Dec 7-24) to the stage with live music and a beloved story of redemption.
Little Dickens: The Daisy Theatre
In a slightly different take on the Dickens classic, puppeteer Ronnie Burkett enlists the help of his The Daisy Theatre characters in Little Dickens (Dec 5-22). This one is definitely not for the kiddies though as faded Daisy diva, Esmé Massengill, plays the role of miserly, drunken, and bitter Esmé Scrooge.
Christmas Queen 4: Secret Santa
Vancouver TheatreSports returns with another installment in its holiday season tradition with Christmas Queen 4 – Secret Santa (Nov 22-Dec 23). Taking audience suggestions, the improvisers once again attempt to thwart The Christmas Queen’s attempts to ruin Christmas.
Ballet BC once again presents the Alberta Ballet production of The Nutcracker (Dec 28-30). This annual holiday tradition features a host of children from local dance schools, and Tchaikovsky’s music played live by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.
Bah Humbug! (Dec 7-16) returns once again featuring blues musician and storyteller Jim Byrnes and a host of others. This year Strathcona-based artist Richard Tetrault provides the backdrops for this modern-day east Vancouver retelling of the Dickens tale.