This December, the Savoy Theatre is the place to go if you need to take a break from the holiday rush and enjoy some pre-Christmas cheer. The Savoy’s summer and fall dinner theatre shows have proven to be crowd pleasers, so the theatre will be once again offering up some seasonally appropriate entertainment with My Hometown Elf. When Santa’s elves are faced with a short-staffed workplace, dreadful new call centre work servicing the naughty-nice list, and the replacement of their smoke breaks with “song breaks”, they want to form a union–much to Santa’s chagrin. Dates for My Hometown Elf include November 26, 27, 28; and December 2, 3, 4, 5 8, 9, 10, and 12 at the Savoy Theatre studio space. Additional performances will be held at the Grand Lake Road Fire Hall on December 16, 17, 18 and 19. Tickets are $39.95 and include a traditional Christmas Dinner. Vegetarian meals must be pre-ordered.
The ten Burke siblings, known for their inspirational singing and comedic onstage storytelling, will be performing in A Burke Family Christmas. The most recent of the Burke family’s albums, The Reason We Sing, was awarded the 2009 ECMA Gospel Recording of the Year, and a Music Industry of Nova Scotia award for ‘Inspirational Artist/Group Recording’ of the Year. Tickets are $28.50, and showtime is December 11 at 8:00pm.
On December 13, audiences can enjoy a classic Charles Dickens treat, performed with a twist. In a manner similar to how Dickens himself would tell the story, A Christmas Carol will be performed by Jeremy Webb acting in all thirty roles. Until November 30th there will be a “buy 3, get one free” family special on tickets, available only by phoning the Savoy box office. Showtime is 7:00pm, and individual ticket price is $23.00.
Cape Breton comedic favourites Maynard Morrison, Bette MacDonald, and Ralph Dillon will be presenting the fourth edition of Tis the Season. The show presents the holiday season through the experience of the kind of quirky characters Cape Bretoners have come to expect from these performers. Tickets are 38.50, and showtime is 7:30pm on December 17 and 18.
Join pianists Johnny Aucoin, Aaron Lewis and Stephen Muise as they show off their dynamic, spirited performances. Expect lively impersonations, off-the-cuff improvisations, a vast repertoire of songs and plenty of holiday cheer. Three Pianos will be presented December 19 at 7:30 PM. Tickets are $28.50 Learn more about the Three Pianos here: [link id=’4756′]
To finish things off in the final run-up to Christmas, the Barra MacNeils will hold their Christmas Concert on December 20. The show wraps up the group’s national tour that began in mid-november on Canada’s West Coast. This concert has become an annual tradition for one of Cape Breton’s best loved Celtic music groups for over two decades. Tickets are priced at $38.50, and showtime is 7:30pm.