STAGE BRIEFS – check out these notable performances

One Man Lord Of The Rings & One Man Star Wars, Craigdarroch Christmas Carol, The Secret Garden, All I Want For Christmas

Craigdarroch Christmas Carol

Dec. 4-23

Jason Stevens brings Charles Dickens to life at Craigdarroch Castle this month.

The one-man performance of A Christmas Carol is presented just as Dickens himself presented it to audiences in the 1800s.

“He does all the voices and all the characters – it’s quite amazing,” says the Castle’s executive director John Hughes.

Visitors can start the evening touring the museum rooms until they reach the dance hall on the fourth floor. Once there, they can take a seat and enjoy Stevens’ one-hour performance of A Christmas Carol, then complete the evening by wending their way down the working side of the Castle.

“It’s amazing how well Jason can convey the various characters with just his voice and facial expressions or a scarf quickly wrapped around his neck. It’s quite mesmerizing to think it’s just one person in front of you. It’s incredibly entertaining,” says Hughes.

A Christmas Carol is at Craigdarroch Castle from Dec. 4 to 23 on select days. The Castle provides daily Christmas entertainment throughout the month of December. Check their calendar at thecastle.ca for dates, times and ticket information or call 250-592-5323.

One Man Lord Of The Rings & One Man Star Wars

Dec. 10-11

Dust off your lightsabers and find your inner Frodo: worldwide smash hit Charles Ross is back by popular demand with a 2-day run of his famous one-man shows, One-Man Lord of the Rings and One-Man Star Wars Trilogy at the Metro Studio, in support of Intrepid Theatre. ticketrocket.org

The Secret Garden

Dec. 6-14

A dark spell of sorrow and mystery hovers in the air as the young orphan, Mary Lennox, arrives at Misselthwaite Manor. Mary comes upon a secret walled garden, locked up and shut away from the outside world for more than 10 years. Inside the manor, another secret lurks. At night, strange, haunting sounds echo down the empty corridors – is it the wind howling or a child crying? A powerful story of love, life, and determination. The Secret Garden is a heartwarming story appropriate for ages four-plus. The Secret Garden is presented at Uptown in a custom made theatre installation on the upper Blanshard Street Level. kaleidoscope.bc.ca

All I Want For Christmas

Dec. 13-14

Theatre Inconnu’s youth program presents classical stylings by Douglas Hensley (lute & other), Heather De Rome (guitar), and their talented children Rowan and Julia. Novelty numbers from talented 9 to 13 year olds with Kim Furey on piano; a Christmas reading by Connor Sharpe and tap dancing by Naomi Kixmöller-Gosley. For invitations call 250-598-7488.

 

 

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