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When you wish… Christmas @theplayhouse delivers!

by on November 29, 2012

Christmas @theplayhouse is proud to present When You Wish, the latest edition of Fredericton’s favourite holiday show.  With a host of colourful characters, vibrant musical numbers, and a talented ensemble of Fredericton-based performers and musicians, audiences will be taken on a journey of hope and discovery where the true meaning of Christmas is celebrated.

Running December 20-23 at The Fredericton Playhouse, When You Wish follows a few department store workers as they discover the true power of a Christmas wish when longing for acceptance, belonging, love, and happiness during the holiday season.

Featuring original musical arrangements by award-winning composer/musician Michael Doherty, and directed this year by newcomer Kyle Peters, this production has something for everyone. “The show examines the power of wishes at Christmas,” says Peters, “How any other time of year we may question or second guess what happens but, at Christmas, wishes do come true.”

“I’m so thrilled to be a part of this production and to work with another incredibly talented group of performers,” he continues, “There’s an energy and enthusiasm that has definitely boosted our creative energy in writing this show, and we cannot wait to share it with Fredericton audiences.”

Cast members have been hard at work in preparation for what has become a holiday tradition among local audiences.  Christmas @theplayhouse has enjoyed a long tenure in the capital city as one of Fredericton’s favourite Christmas shows.  2012 marks the 11th edition of this holiday staple, and the creative team behind the production have been hard at work.

This year not only comes with Peters at the helm for the first time, but it also comes with a brand new set. And with multiple moving platforms, this one is sure to impress. “The platforms create endless possible configurations and allow us to showcase the orchestra in new and exciting ways,” says Peters. Add a few new musical pieces by Michael Doherty, and audiences will get what they wished for and more this year – a fun and exciting new show with all of the traditionally heartwarming elements that make it a local favourite year after year.

Filled with joy, laughter, and lots of music, it’s the perfect way to get your family into the Christmas spirit!

Christmas @theplayhouse: When You Wish runs December 20-23 at 7:30pm, and December 22 and 23 at 2pm.  Tickets are on sale now at the Fredericton Playhouse box office 1-866-884-5800, or online at

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