Playhouse gift guide
Christmas is only a month away, which means it’s time for the Fredericton Playhouse’s annual gift guide! This year we have you covered, with great gift ideas for everyone on your holiday list.
For the whole family:
Canada’s premier street dance company Bboyizm returns to the Playhouse with its explosive new piece, Music Creates Opportunity. This piece features a wide range of traditional and newer street dances, and will captivate family members of all ages.
For the folk music fan:
East Coast singer-songwriter Dave Gunning’s repertoire includes flavours of Irish, Scottish, folk and country music styles. An ECMA-winning musician, Gunning’s show will fill your senses and touch your soul with homespun humour and seasoned musicianship.
For the nostalgic:
Eight in-demand musicians and singers with a common love for the greatest jazz-rock group of all time form Brass Transit, a dynamic, crowd-pleasing, studio-tight Chicago tribute band. With world-class horn players, a rocking rhythm section and vocals stacked sky high, Brass Transit transports audiences back to the freewheeling days of the ’70s.
For the theatre buff:
An award-winning documentary play, SEEDS is a dramatic reenactment of a legal battle between a Saskatchewan farmer and Monsanto Inc., one of the biggest biotech corporations in the world. SEEDS examines one of the most important and controversial issues of our time, and will leave audiences with deep questions to ponder long after the performance ends.
For the world music lover:
In Unplugged, flamenco company La Otra Orilla presents an intimate conversation between song, dance and guitar. Featuring dancing and live music on stage, this is a powerful, dynamic show that appeals to purist aficionados as well as flamenco newcomers.
For the comedy fan:
Robert Post’s category-defying one-man variety show serves up a delightful entertainment feast that the whole family, both young and old, can genuinely appreciate. Hilarious, poignant and physically dazzling, audiences will roar with laughter and smile in amazement.
For the jazz aficionado:
Celebrating its 80th anniversary, the Count Basie Orchestra remains one of the greatest big band jazz orchestras in music history. See this legendary 18-piece group live to understand why they’re known as “the most explosive force in jazz.”
For the dance lover:
From internationally acclaimed dance company Canada’s Ballet Jörgen, Sleeping Beauty is one of the world’s most famous classical ballets. This enchanting performance features dazzling choreography, stunning costumes, captivating set design and the classic Tchaikovsky score.
For the rocker:
Classic Albums Live recreates the music of Creedence Clearwater Revival in this unforgettable concert. Known for their Southern rock style and politically conscious lyrics, Creedence Clearwater Revival remains a rock radio staple thanks to singles like “Proud Mary,” “Bad Moon Rising” and “Fortunate Son.” Hear these songs and more – note for note, cut for cut – from the skilled musicians of Classic Albums Live.
For the classical music fan:
Collectif9 is a nine-piece string ensemble that performs classical music with an edge. Covering everything from Gagnon to Golijov, passing through Brahms and Schnittke, the Collectif9 experience features organic classical sound, presented with all the power you’d expect from a rock concert.
Still not sure what to choose? Give the gift of live performance with a Fredericton Playhouse gift certificate! Shop online, in person, or by phone at 458-8344.