With the festive season well underway we can’t think of a better way to escape the hustle-bustle than by taking a breath and enjoying the live performing arts.
With so much to choose from this time of year, we have put together out list of five shows we think are deserving of your attention.
1. A Charlie Brown Holiday Double Bill
A Charlie Brown Holiday Double Bill (until Dec 30) is family-friendly seasonal fun from Carousel Theatre for Young People. As our reviewer said, this double-dose of the Peanuts Gang may not be profound, but it sure feels good.
2. East Van Panto: Wizard of Oz
3. Little Dickens: Daisy Theatre presents A Christmas Carol
While our previous two picks were for the whole family, here is something just for the adults. Little Dickens: Daisy Theatre presents A Christmas Carol (until Dec 22) is a show our reviewer said “brims with imagination and wit”.
4. Christmas With Chor Leoni
Chor Leoni presents their holiday concert of seasonal songs to warm your winter night in Christmas With Chor Leoni (Dec 14-17). Familiar melodies, new works and a cappella harmonies united in this annual Vancouver tradition.
5. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
While this one isn’t a Christmas story per se, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (until Dec 29) does capture the magic and wonder of the season. So much so, our reviewer says it “runs on magic”. Bonus: the “big guy” himself does make an appearance.