Can you believe that the holidays are almost upon us?
Need a little help getting in the spirit? This November and December we have a wide range of seasonal shows featuring music, theatre and dance that are sure to put you in a festive mood.
The Nutcracker – Nov. 30 & Dec. 1
Ballet enthusiasts won’t want to miss out on The Nutcracker by Dance Fredericton. This classic ballet features original choreography, elaborate costuming and sets, and the classical score by Tchaikovsky – it’s sure to delight audiences of all ages.
A Holly Cole Christmas – Dec. 3
Canadian Jazz Icon Holly Cole returns to the Playhouse stage to spread a little “naughty and nice.” And like Santa, she’s sure to get you in the holiday spirit with her fresh take on well-worn standards and eclectic selection of holiday material.
Fredericton Symphony Orchestra with Fredericton Choral Society – Dec. 6
In this special holiday presentation, the Fredericton Symphony Orchestra will deliver Rimsky Korsakov’s Christmas Eve Suite before being joined with the Choral Society following the intermission. Together they will perform selections from Handel’s Messiah and a selection of well known holiday favourites that everyone can sing along to.
NB Country Showcase – Dec. 7
On Saturday, Dec. 8, NB Country Showcase presents its annual Christmas show – which is always a lively event full of local talent.
It’s A Wonderful Life – Dec. 12 to 14
Let Theatre New Brunswick take you back to a time when radio dramas brought families together. It’s A Wonderful Life tells the story of George Bailey and the intervention of his guardian angel one fateful Christmas Eve. Let’s come together in our community’s living room like the enormous family we are and watch a holiday classic take shape.
Jimmy Rankin: Home for the Holidays – Dec. 15
Get yourself in the holiday spirit with Jimmy Rankin. Jimmy serves up a night full of great music and yuletide cheer with selections from his classic Tinseltown album mixed with a good dose of beloved hits.
The Barra MacNeils’ East Coast Christmas – Dec. 16
Known for their brilliant instrumentals, ringing harmonies and delightful flair for story-telling, this unique seasonal show brings a special Celtic spin on traditional favourites and original east coast treasures. The Barra MacNeils live concert experience is family entertainment at its highest level, leaving memories that will last beyond the season for a lifetime.
Tales of a Charlie Brown Christmas with the Jerry Granelli Trio: Dec. 17
In 1965, world-class jazz musician Jerry Granelli recorded the soundtrack for a scrappy little animated Christmas special featuring the Peanuts gang. No one knew then that this recording would become the iconic soundtrack to the classic A Charlie Brown Christmas. Tales of A Charlie Brown Christmas with the Jerry Granelli Trio, features the music and stories from the classic special A Charlie Brown Christmas.
George Canyon & Aaron Pritchett – Dec. 20
Join George Canyon and Aaron Pritchett in 12 Days of Christmas as they share the stage, stories and songs together in this fun-filled holiday concert.
The Christmas Concert with Symphony New Brunswick – Dec. 21
Join Symphony New Brunswick for Christmas classics with guest conductor, Kevin Mallon and guest soprano soloist, Sally Dibblee.
Sleeping Beauty – Dec. 27
The fun doesn’t stop after Christmas! DuffleBag Theatre returns with two Pay-What-You-Will performances of Sleeping Beauty. This Kidstage Series performance is always a favourite, full of spontaneous fun and audience involvement.
Tickets go on sale Friday, Nov. 15 at 10 a.m.
For more information about our upcoming shows, please visit theplayhouse.ca or contact the box office at 458-8344.