(Posted 4:30 a.m., Nov. 24)
Christmas play a treat for the whole family
By Susan Flemming
The Orléans Star
the season. From hanging a favorite ornament, singing
boisterous carols, or baking sumptuous treats most of
us cherish holiday rituals.
those annual traditions, there is perhaps none more magical
or more uplifting than enjoying our best-loved winter
and Christmas stories. Like a favourite pair of well-worn
slippers, they give us both comfort and joy.
Beaver family from Chronicles of Narnia will
share their collection of favourite winter
and Christmas stories on stage in the Richcraft
Theatre. Photo supplied
what has become its own tradition, OYP Theatre School
is presenting their annual winter family play; a veritable
feast of seasonal stories that will charm and delight
audiences of all ages.
Tails, hosted by the Beaver family from the pages
of the Chronicles of Narnia, will see some of the seasons
most nostalgic and comic characters brought to life on
the stage, including the Grinch, Charlie Brown and of
course, St. Nick.
Director of OYP Theatre School, Kathi Langston, is an
unabashed adherent to the holiday season in all of its
and home is the true Christmas spirit and family has always
been the heart of OYP, says Langston.
an enthusiastic cast and crew of more than 50, Winter
Tails adds to our connections and inspire us to carry
those good feelings throughout the year.
Each and every one of them give themselves so generously
to this show and with such joyful commitment, Langstons
Theatre School offers large scale all ages
productions each year in late November and in June. Past
holiday season productions have included Mary Poppins,
The Nutcracker, A Christmas Carol, and most
recently The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.
have entire families join the cast or crew and use the
rehearsals and performances as an opportunity for a fun
family activity, says Langston while admitting that
the Winter play probably tugs at her heartstrings the
most. With these heart-warming stories of compassion
and goodwill, it helps us all feel a part of something
bigger than ourselves.
catch some of that good feeling, Winter Tails will
be performed on Nov. 25 at 6:30, with matinees on Nov.
26 and 27 at 1:30 in the Richcraft Theatre. Tickets are
$10 for adults and $5 for children under 12. Group rates
are also available. Reservations can be made by calling
more information and tickets visit www.shenkmanarts.ca.
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