With a little less than a month to go until Christmas, there's already a pile of snow on the ground, but Theatre Cambrian presents an original show called “No Snows for Christmas” this week.
Written by three youth, the show opens Thursday and runs until Saturday at Theatre Cambrian's Eyre Street building starting at 7:30 p.m.
Teenagers Simon Landry, Hannah Watterson and Blaine Thornton have worked intensely to write the original script, said a press release from the theatre company.
They put together original choreography, wrote some original music, created a couple mash ups of classic Christmas songs and wrote some original harmonies. The talented cast of actors is executing it beautifully in rehearsals.
Theatre Cambrian believes in providing unique performing arts opportunities to members of the community and this (small but mighty) team of producers, directors and actors has really stepped up, said the press release.
Along with providing them with an opportunity for personal growth, this opportunity is a great asset to their resume and to applications to post secondary institutions and scholarships.
The hard work, talent and dedication shown throughout this project is nothing short of amazing and inspiring, said the press release.
"Being able to provide these types of opportunities to members of our community is so important to us because it allows our members to not only try something new but to show substantial growth in an area they may not have otherwise had the opportunity to explore," said Theatre Cambrian staffer Shawn Bailey, in a press release.
The annual Christmas production supports the TD Toy Bank again this year. Last year, Theatre Cambrian collected more than 200 toys for the TD Toy Bank, and they want to see that number increase.
In hopes that patrons bring a toy to the theatre for this great cause, Theatre Cambrian is reducing our regular musical ticket prices to $15 for adults and $10 for children so that attending is more affordable for the whole community.
"Working with the TD Toy Bank is something we take great pride in, as we feel they do such great work in the community,” said Theatre Cambrian president Derek Young. “This is one of the ways that we are able to give back every year, and we look forward to being able to help make some families happy on Christmas morning.”
The play runs Nov. 29, Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, with a 7:30 p.m. curtain time. Tickets cost $15 for adults and $10 for children with a toy donation to the TD Toy Bank.
Phone 705-524-7317 for tickets or go to www.theatrecambrian.ca to visit the online box office.