Join Bert Church LIVE Theatre for Christmas!
Get into the spirit of the holidays with special performances such as:
Best Little Newfoundland Christmas Pageant Ever
Creating the best little Newfoundland Christmas pageant ever is seemingly a dull task for Mrs. O’Brien, who is put in charge when the original leader, Mrs. Armstrong, hits a moose with her car. It’s always the same old Mary and Joseph with the same old Christmas carols, until the Herdmans show up for the auditions! The Herdmans are “the worst kids in the history of the entire world,” who don’t know anything about Christmas, and have only shown up because they heard there were free refreshments. But what has the potential to be the worst pageant ever turns out to be the best, as everyone discovers the true meaning of Christmas. Admission $30, seniors (65+) and children (12 and under) $25. 7:30 p.m.
George Canyon Christmas Show
Canada’s country superstar George Canyon brings his sensational vocals and charming humour to the stage with songs and personal stories of his favourite holiday season, Christmas. With favourites such as the theme song from the movie Christmas Miracle, and The Ballad of Wild Bill from the hit holiday Hallmark Television movie One Starry Christmas to a variety of George’s popular hits, this show is sure to put you into the Christmas spirit. Admission $48. 7:30 p.m.
Sons of Maxwell Celebrate the Christmas Season
Sons of Maxwell present a collection of songs new and old from their instant Christmas CD, S.O.M Favourites, and their newest Christmas CD, Christmas Super Deluxe. Sons of Maxwell’s energetic performances are highlighted by a great sense of humour, their signature harmonies and original pop-folk songs. Admission $35. 1 p.m.
A Charlie Brown Christmas, presented by StoryBook Theatre
This two-act musical features highlights from the Tony Award-Winning musical You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown as well as bringing the classic animated television special A Charlie Brown Christmas to life. Discover the true meaning of Christmas with Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the rest of the Peanuts gang in this fun-filled musical. Admission $15. Dec. 21-22 at 6:30 p.m.; Dec. 23 at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Ring in the New Year with new presentations from renowned artists such as:
With a career that spans two decades, Grammy®-nominated pop icon Lisa Loeb topped the charts in the mid ’90s with a run of Billboard hits, such as Stay (I Missed You), from the film Reality Bites. Loeb has continued to record and tour, as well as work in film and TV. Admission $35. 7:30 p.m.
On his new album, Dirt Road Confessional, Jeffery Straker continues to push the boundaries of what it means to be a piano balladeer. With themes both contemplative and joyous, the 12-song collection encapsulates the seasoned Saskatchewan singer/songwriter’s experiences of playing more than 200 shows around the world since the release of his previous album, 2015’s North Star Falling. The album launched at No. 5 on the iTunes charts in May 2017. Straker regularly draws comparisons to Harry Nilsson, Harry Chapin as well as a young Billy Joel or Elton John, but on Dirt Road Confessional his personal storytelling style stands out distinctly as his own. Admission $23. 7:30 p.m.
Silver Screen Scoundrels
Brandon Isaak and Keith Picot have both individually won a Maple Blues award and together they are the Silver Screen Scoundrels! The pair puts on an entertaining multimedia show that combines music, silent films and comedy. This show features topnotch songwriting, world-class musicianship and wit, thrilling audiences worldwide. Admission $25. 7:30 p.m.
54-40 Unplugged: Songs & Stories
An intimate reimagining of 54-40’s greatest hits performed as you’ve never heard them before. Featuring original arrangements of violin, guitar, banjo and mandolin, this performance gives new context and spirit to classic songs 54-40 fans all know and love, such as Baby Ran, One Gun, Ocean Pearl and I Go Blind. In between songs the band engages with the audience, sharing stories from their 30+ years together. Admission $55. 7:30 p.m.
For parents looking for something fun to do, spend the afternoon with your littles and introduce them to the magical world of live theatre:
The Purple Pirate
Take the kids on a sailing adventure with storytelling, magic and lots of audience interaction. Using lighting, sound and special effects, the Purple Pirate transports the audience onto his magical pirate ship where extraordinary things occur. Pirate mythology and storytelling provide the backdrop to explore the treasures of friendship and sharing. Ages 3-8. Admission $16. 2 p.m. (Create your own pirate hat before the show – 12:30 p.m.)
Cinderella, presented by the DuffleBag Theatre
Since 1992, the DuffleBag Theatre has been celebrated at festivals and schools. Actors retell the original adaptations of select fairy tales and Shakespearean classics with humour and twists. Before your eyes, audience members join in on the action. This unpredictable performance is a hilarious experience for all ages where the dream of living a fairy tale really does come true! Admission $16. 2 p.m.
James and the Giant Peach, presented by the Nose Creek Players
Experience the true meaning of friendship with Roald Dahl’s endearing tale of a lonesome orphan boy who finally finds a place to grow; a place of friendship and hope. Admission $12. May 24-25 at 6:30 p.m.; May 26 at 2:30 p.m.
If you’re a dog lover, be sure not to miss:
The Olate Dogs
A high-energy, fast-paced canine act fill with tricks, acrobatics and humour. You may remember seeing this amazing group on the hit show American’s Got Talent. Admission $28, seniors (65+) and children (12 and under) $25. 7 p.m.
Visit thebertchurchtheatre.com for a complete list of 2018 performances.