Bah Humbug! A Spirited Woodward’s Tradition to Benefit Community Arts in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. A theatrical adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.
Reconceived as a staged reading and musical event, this imaginative all-ages production offers a bittersweet twist on a cherished seasonal classic. Bah! Humbug! runs December 14 – 18, 2011 in the Fei and Milton Wong Experimental Theatre, at the Goldcorp Centre for the Arts.
Commissioned and co-produced by SFU Woodward’s Cultural Programs in partnership withVancouver Moving Theatre, Bah! Humbug! is a benefit for the community arts in the Downtown Eastside and the Heart of the City Festival.
Now more than 150 years old, Dickens’ timeless story remains relevant today, especially in light of parallels between the economic disparities of Victorian London and Vancouver’s DTES.
Directed by Max Reimer, Artistic Managing Director, Vancouver Playhouse Theatre Company, the 2011 Bah! Humbug! features award-winning actor Jay Brazeau as the irascible Ebenezer Scrooge, First Nations actor Margo Kane as the narrator. Juno-award winning musician and actor Jim Byrnes as Jacob Marley, and gospel and blues singer/actor Tom Pickett as Bob Cratchit. These Vancouver favourites are joined by a cast of professional and DTES community actors, multiple instrumentalist Joseph ‘Pepe’ Danza, and the Saint James Music Academy Youth Choir. Music direction is by Neil Weisensel, with music drawn from a modern songbook of pop songs, folk, blues, gospel and industrial rock along with seasonal favourites.
Bah! Humbug! runs for six performances only December 14-17 (7:30 pm) and December 17-18 (2:00 pm) at the Fei and Milton Wong Experimental Theatre, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings. Tickets are $19 (students/seniors) and $29 (adults) and can be purchased at the Vancouver Playhouse Box Office by phone at 604-873-3311 or online at www.sfuwoodwards.ca
The winner will receive 2 tickets to the evening performance on December 15 or 16, 2011.
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Contest ends Sunday December 11th. Contest is open to Canadian residents and the winner will be drawn at random. Good luck to everyone that enters!
Congratulations Bonnie Yee winner of the tickets (drawn by random.org)
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