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Holiday gift list

by on November 26, 2013


Christmas is coming and you might be stressed.
You need gifts for friends and family and you want the best!
But don’t worry, don’t fret, there’s simply no reason –
The gift of live performance is perfect this season.
Whether your loved ones prefer dance or comedy,
The Playhouse has a show that will fill them with glee. 
So read on for our gift list and choose from your heart,
For a holiday season filled with love and performing art. 

For the comedy fan:

Late Nite Catechism: Summer School (Friday, January 24 at 7:30 p.m.)

Sister is back on the Playhouse stage by popular demand for a fourth instalment of the hilarious Late Nite Catechism. This time around, everyone’s favourite nun will discuss summertime classics like baseball, summer movie blockbusters, the latest trashy summer reading, staycations on a budget versus vacation if you live in the rectory, and the best way to make use of your summer season. This is a class you don’t want to miss!

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For the whole family:

Fubuki Daiko (Thursday, February 5 at 7:30 p.m.)

For over 10 years, Fubuki Daiko has wowed audiences while exploring the limitless possibilities of the Japanese drum and flute. This group performs an almost exclusively original repertoire that combines their North American roots with traditional training. The result is a unique phenomenon that is part martial arts athleticism, part dance and all rhythm. Humorous and educational narratives between pieces help establish an immediate connection with audiences and demystify this ancient musical tradition.

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For the romantic:

Maria Osende Flamenco: Sublime (Sunday, February 16 at 7:30 p.m.)

Maria Osende Flamenco returns to the Playhouse just in time for Valentine’s Day weekend with a never before seen production. Inspired by the manifestation of a lucid dream, Sublime fuses hot, passionate flamenco with opera and blues, taking you on a journey that ebbs between beauty and passion; magic moments and the true essence of flamenco soul. Osende will be joined by a company of four suberb dancers and some of the region’s best musicians for a flamenco experience you are not soon to forget.

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For the comic book fan:

The Intergalactic Nemesis (Tuesday, February 25 at 7:30 p.m.)

This live-action graphic novel takes the audience on a journey to 1933. A Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and her intrepid research assistance team up with a mysterious librarian to travel from Rumania to Scotland to the Alps to Tunis to the Robot Planet and finally to Imperial Zygon to defeat a terrible threat to the future of humanity: an invading force of sludge-monsters from outer space known as the Zygonians. Featuring three actors, dozens of characters and more than 1,250 hand-drawn, full-colour, hi-resolution comic book images, The Intergalactic Nemesis is a live experience like no other.

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For the dance lover:

Les Ballets Jazz de Montreal (Friday, February 28 at 7:30 p.m.)

Internationally renowned repertory company Les Ballets Jazz de Montreal has continued to grow with the energy and spirit of exploration for which it has been known since its birth in 1972. Famous for its radiant and expressive style, this company performs dance that is built on classical technique and whose voice embraces vital contemporary energy. With three exhilarating works by three cutting-edge choreographers, including Barak Marshall, Wen Wei Wang and Cayetano Soto, these performances will leave you breathless.

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For kids:

Donna Washington (Sunday, March 16 at 2 p.m.)

Professional storyteller, multiple-award-winning recording artist and author Donna Washington has been performing for audiences of all ages since she was six years old. She inspires and excites with her dynamic storytelling performances. She uses vocal pyrotechnics, extreme facial expressions, participation and physicality to help stories manifest before the delighted eyes of audiences.

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For the music fan:

Bowfire (Wednesday, April 2 at 7:30 p.m.)

This ensemble of world-renowned musicians takes audiences on a journey that moves seamlessly from jazz to classical to bluegrass to Celtic to rock. Bowfire is a must-see performance – the total string sensation. Stunning design and an equally gifted ensemble back up Bowfire’s unique combination of master musicians, choreography and vocals. Created by acclaimed violinist Lenny Solomon and directed by Broadway’s Stafford Arima, Bowfire is a full staged theatrical event, earning standing ovations and repeat bookings worldwide.

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For the Broadway buff:

Mamma Mia! (Sunday, May 25 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.)

Over 54 million people around the world have fallen in love with the characters, story and music that make Mamma Mia! the ultimate feel-good show. This sunny, funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited 20 years earlier. The storytelling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, ensuring everyone has the time of their lives.

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For everyone:

Gift certificates

Not sure which show to choose? Give the gift of live performance with a Fredericton Playhouse gift certificate. Shop online, in person, or by calling 458-8344.

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