Holiday shows at the Playhouse
This holiday season the Fredericton Playhouse is delighted to offer a series of shows that will put you in a festive mood! Join us this November and December for music, dance and theatre performances full of holiday cheer.
For fans of beautiful Christmas music, the Playhouse Spotlight Series presents Darlene Love, kicking off the holiday season on Tuesday, November 24. This sensational singer, known as the original performer of the No. 1 holiday classic “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)” will wow audiences with her legendary voice. Following hometown hero David Myles’ sold-out performance on Wednesday, December 2, don’t miss Irish acoustic band Lúnasa on Friday, December 4. This all-star quintet is on the forefront of Celtic music, and you’ll quickly see why in this special Christmas performance.
On Tuesday, December 15, catch Symphony New Brunswick’s presentation of Christmas with Lennie Gallant. This is a seasonal treat that the whole family will enjoy. Plus, Fredericton’s own celebrated soprano Measha Brueggergosman returns with a special Christmas performance. Tickets for her Wednesday, December 16 show are sold out, but seats are available for her show on Thursday, December 17.
Lots of local talent will perform over the holidays, including Dance Fredericton, presenting The Nutcracker on Saturday, November 28 and Sunday, November 29. Two guest soloists from Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet Company will appear in this full-length ballet, showcasing original choreography, elaborate costumes and the classical score by Tchaikovsky. On Saturday, December 5, the New Brunswick Country Showcase will present a fun and lively Christmas show. Then, join Charlotte Street Arts Centre and Solo Chicken Productions on Sunday, December 13 for History Through Song. This heartwarming celebration of 732 Charlotte St. features choirs, theatre pieces and more.
Audiences looking for theatre will love Theatre New Brunswick’s holiday performance, Little Women, The Broadway Musical, running Thursday, December 10 to Saturday, December 12. Featuring soaring music, unforgettable performances and beloved characters, this family musical is sure to move and delight. And the fun continues after Christmas with DuffleBag Theatre’s Snow White on Sunday, December 27, presented as part of the Kidstage Series. This group’s fractured fairy tales are an annual favourite, full of spontaneous fun and audience involvement.
For more information about upcoming holiday shows, visit www.theplayhouse.ca or contact the box office at 458-8344.