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Christmas @theplayhouse brightens the holiday season

by on December 5, 2013

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Christmas @theplayhouse is proud to present Light, the latest edition of Fredericton’s favourite holiday show. Featuring original characters, vibrant music and an ensemble of talented local performers and musicians, audiences will be captivated by this year’s edition of Christmas @theplayhouse, running from December 19-22 at the Fredericton Playhouse.

Light is all about exploring traditions and celebrating the city of Fredericton. The story follows a new family that moves to town, and explores how they are embraced by the Fredericton community. At the same time, Light focuses on celebrating old traditions, poking fun at some existing ones and showing how one person can help bring a community together.

In keeping with the theme of traditions both new and old, the show is full of classic holiday carols, as well as original songs by award-winning, Fredericton-based composer, Michael Doherty.

For director Shawn Henry, the concept of tradition is of great personal importance. Henry, the founder and artistic producer of Blind Faith Productions, is a native Frederictonian who recently moved back to his hometown. “I’m reestablishing my own traditions and putting down roots,” Henry says. “Being involved in this production is a big part of that.

Christmas @theplayhouse brings people together, and for me, it’s been such a great experience,” he continues. “It’s been so rewarding to see how many people from the community get involved and work toward making this show happen.”

The cast and creative team behind Light have been hard at work preparing for what has become an annual tradition among local audiences. Now in its 12th year, Christmas @theplayhouse is a holiday staple in the capital city, and is recognized as one of Fredericton’s favourite Christmas shows.

Without giving too much away about this year’s performance, Henry promises it will be an enchanting and memorable experience for the whole family. “Let’s just say there are going to be a couple of fun surprises and touches of magic this year,” he says.

Filled with joy, music and light, Christmas @theplayhouse is the perfect way to get into the holiday spirit.

Christmas @theplayhouse: Light runs December 19-21 at 7:30 p.m. and December 21 and 22 at 2 p.m. at the Fredericton Playhouse. Tickets are on sale now at the Fredericton Playhouse box office 1-866-884-5800, or online at www.theplayhouse.ca

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