If you weren’t lucky enough to get tickets to Prince, why not check out a man who rivals his stage presence — Ashley MacIsaac — who is performing A Christmas Ceilidh with the Victoria Symphony Orchestra (and special guest, rising local guitar star, Quinn Bachand in his first VSO appearance), Sat, Dec. 17 at the Royal Theatre (rmts.bc.ca).
The Cheesecake Burlesque Revue is unwrapping gifts of all shapes and sizes Fri, Dec. 16, 8 p.m., at the Metro Theatre (cheesecakeburlesque.com).
Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre presents Miracle on 34th Street — The Radio Play in the Empress Hotel’s Crystal Ballroom Dec. 14, 15 and 18. Get tickets by calling 250-385-4462.
Newfoundland’s Allison Crowe is bringing plenty of rocking holiday cheer, laced with overtones of Leonard Cohen, Joni Mitchell, the Beatles and more at her Tidings Concert, Sat, Dec. 17 at 8 p.m., (Fairfield United Church) featuring guest artists Haley Walker and Billie Woods.
Theatre Inconnu’s Clayton Jevne has adapted Charles Dickens’ classic A Christmas Carol showing at the historic Emily Carr House Dec. 18, 21, 22 and 23 (2 p.m. and 7 p.m.) and a special Christmas Eve performance at the Little Fernwood Hall. For reservations and information call 250-383-5843.
Catch Christmas comedy Mistletoe Wish at Merlin’s Sun Home Theatre (1983 Fairfield), featuring Martina Haakenstad, Cam Culham, Bill Nance, Carla Bernachi and pianist Kumiko Hitomi with sing-along music and puppetry. Dec. 16 and 17 at 8 p.m. More information at 250- 598-7488. M