Returning to Harbourfront Theatre on Friday, December 9, 7:30 pm, is Home for the Holidays featuring all the best of popular Christmas and holiday music performed by some of PEI’s finest singers : Joey Kitson, Catherine O’Brien and Caroline Bernard backed up by a great band, The Reindeer Express, featuring Deryl Gallant, bass, Alan White, drums, Don Fraser, keyboards, and Perry Williams, guitar.
The icing on this special Christmas cake will be the reading of well-known Island entertainer, Hank Stinson sharing Island Christmas stories. Featuring classic and contemporary Christmas music and Island stories, Home for the Holidays will be as warm and cozy as a good glass of eggnog in front of a crackling fireplace on Christmas Eve.
Prepare to have your spirits lifted just as high as that bright shining star so many years ago. This year’s edition features many new songs, as well as old favourites.
This family-friendly show is full of holiday spirit! All your favorite fairytale characters take on new roles to retell this adaptation of A Christmas Carol that’s surprisingly true to the original, yet unlike you’ve ever seen it before!
You’ll never know who will show up next when the Big Bad Wolf as Ebenezer Scrooge meets the ghost of his old business partner Jacob Midas (Marley), who could turn anything to gold. Midas warns Big Bad that he’ll be visited by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future (played by a Fairy Godmother, Old King Cole, and the Queen of Hearts respectively).
The ghosts make Scrooge realize what a scoundrel he’s been to the Charming (or Crachit) family — including Prince Philip, Cinderella and their kids, Hansel, Gretel and Tabitha, their Little Match Girl — and help him remember what the Christmas spirit is all about.
Fairy Tale Christmas Carol plays at The Guild on December 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, and 11