About 120 elementary school children and a series of rotating settings will play into the Theatrix Youtheatre Society's presentation of Peter Pan, which starts Dec. 13.
The show kicks off with a matinÃ©e performance at the Evergreen Cultural Centre, before moving to Glen, Rochester and Parkland elementary schools for consecutive evening shows running through Dec. 15.
Consisting of a cast of about 20 children for each performance, the show features Kayla Hudson and Makayla Zimmerman playing the role of Hook, while Brandon Hodge and Evelyn Stephens will portray Peter Pan. Cassidy Brock is featured as a Madonna-like Tinkerbell, with Julia Ewonus playing Wendy.
Tickets for the shows range in price between $12 and $16 and are available online at https: //tickets.evergreenculturalcentre.ca/ TheatreManager/1/tmEvent/tmEvent655.html.
Dancing with pastels
Combining her love for dance with her knack for lighting up a canvas, Frieda Zink's exhibit, Dance Series, is on display through Dec. 21 at Place des Arts.
Zink's exhibit focuses on the classical movements found in ballet, along with the colourful costumes often used in the dance form, which are then conveyed through her use of pastel colour schemes.
Her formal training came by way of her time spent at both the University of Manitoba Art School and at Emily Carr, and she was awarded with the Excellence in the Arts Award by the Arts Council of the Tri-Cities in 1992. For more information, see www.placedesarts.ca.
Evergreen starts holiday season
The Evergreen Cultural will begin its holiday programming in earnest tonight (Friday, Dec.
7), as famed bluesman John Lee Sanders rolls out A Gospel Blues Christmas.
A quadruple threat who plays piano, saxophone and guitar - on top of singing - Sanders and his bandmates will touch on Gospel Christmas songs, blues, Cajun, Zydeco and New Orleans jazz tunes, plus some of Sanders' original Christmas music.
A winner of three Canadian Music Awards and a former Emmy nominee, Sanders will be joined on stage by guest musicians Sibel Thrasher and Gary Comeau.
Tickets for A Gospel Blues Christmas range in price between $15 and $35, and can be purchased by calling 604-927-6555 or online at www.evergreenculturalcentre.ca.
Hark! with Harmony
The Harmony Women's Vocal Ensemble will present its seasonal celebration of sound - known as Hark! - at Coquitlam's St. Laurence Anglican Church this Sunday (Dec. 9).
Now in its 23rd year, the Tri-Cities-based ensemble will roll through Christmas songs like "Holly Jolly Christmas" and "Up on the Housetop." The repertoire spans various styles including jazz, classical and pop.
Tickets for the 2 p.m. show cost $15 and are available at the door or by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Children 12 and younger get in for free.
Xmas at the station
Coquitlam's Dogwood Drama Club will present three days of the holiday-themed production The Christmas Express, beginning on Tuesday, Dec. 11.
The play takes place in the waiting room of an old railway station that's about to be shut down due to lack of use - until the unexpected arrival of two passengers on Christmas Eve.
The Christmas Express debuts at 7: 30 p.m. on Dec. 11 and continues with 1: 30 p.m. showings on Dec. 13 and 16 at the Dogwood Pavilion. Admission is $5 and includes light refreshments. Call 604-927-6098 for tickets.
Library hosts Romanian choir
The nearly 60 members of the Emanuel Romanian Baptist Church Choir will extol their love for the divine through song at the new City Centre library branch in Coquitlam.
Slated to run Dec. 11 from 7 to 7: 45 p.m., the concert will focus on songs and hymns from various Christian music styles, from baroque to modern. The PoCo choir, whose members range in age from 16 to 73, will be accompanied by piano, bass guitar, cello, violin, flute and drums.
"Although they are not professional singers, people put [in] a lot of effort by coming to all rehearsals and performances," choir conductor Sorin Tepes said in an e-mail to The NOW.
"They are very enthusiastic to praise the Lord and share their love for God through singing."
Coquitlam's new City Centre library is located at 1169 Pinetree Way.
Dancers tour Metro Vancouver
About a half dozen dancers from across the Tri-Cities are making their way through theatres across Metro Vancouver as part of the Royal City Youth Ballet's presentation of The Nutcracker.
Taylor Rae Gevatkoff, Frances Healy, Emma Juhala, Edana Nagy and Georgia and Isabella Lyons are all part of the touring production, and train out of local dance schools like C.A.P.A., Place des Arts and Precision Dance Academy. Though the show does not come through the Tri-Cities, performances are set for New Westminster, Maple Ridge and North Vancouver. See www.royalcityyouthballet.org for show times and dates.
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