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Five family friendly shows to see during the holidays

Here’s one reason to see a family-friendly holiday show: there’s not a Marvel superhero to be found anywhere.

That’s not to say there aren’t a few super powers on display, but for the most part, this year’s holiday offerings keep feet firmly on the ground, give or take Peter Pan, the Ghost of Christmas Past and Charlotte the spider and Aslan the Lion. 467 more words

Theatre

5 family-friendly things to do this weekend in Calgary

Dec. 12 – 14

It should come as no surprise that this weekend’s events have a festive feel. If you have already paid a visit to Santa, consider these alternatives. 422 more words

Swerve

Corbella: Gord Hoffman's annual tradition is glorious example of Christmas spirit

“I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.”

Those, of course, are the words uttered by Ebenezer Scrooge following his transformation from a joyless, stingy, arrogant Scrooge, into a joy-filled, generous, humble man redeemed. 961 more words

Columnists

Review: Christmas Carol warms the heart on a frosty night

It seemed appropriate that Calgary would be gripped by cold temperatures Thursday night.

As the city fell into a deep freeze, Dennis Garnhum’s adaptation of A Christmas Carol once again turned Charles Dickens’ classic morality tale into a visually stunning celebration of ice and cold.  498 more words

Theatre

Tale of the Tape: Charlotte's Web vs. A Christmas Carol

Both are books. Both are classics. Both have been adapted for the stage. How is a theatre-goer to decide which production will best warm the cockles of his or her heart over the holidays? 472 more words

Theatre

5 Family-Friendly Things To Do This Weekend in Calgary

Nov. 28-30

1. A Christmas Carol; Until Wednesday, Dec. 24 at Theatre Calgary

It’s the 28th year for the seasonal classic at Theatre Calgary, so in terms of plot developments—”Bah! 445 more words

Swerve

5 Things about Theatre Calgary's A Christmas Carol

It’s time for Theatre Calgary’s annual production of A Christmas Carol.

There’s something inspiring about the show for Calgary audiences, who flock to it in massive numbers every holiday season. 604 more words

Theatre