Christmas Spectacular tickets on sale now

Yellowpoint Christmas Spectacular will be held Dec. 5-21 at the Cedar Community Hall and Port Theatre

Tickets are already on sale for the eighth annual Yellowpoint Christmas Spectacular, which has become a holiday tradition for music and dance lovers across Vancouver Island.

Producer and director Katy Bowen-Roberts has been working since January on the creation of another new show to bring to audiences.

“Choosing the music is a treat,” she said in a press release. “What could be more wonderful than listening to hundreds of pieces of music of different genres, styles and eras? I am always amazed by how much music there is to choose from.”

Bowen-Roberts says this year’s show promises to be as exciting as ever, with everything from dancing to a set of dazzling disco hits to jamming with the Creedence Clearwater Revival band and a little country dancing with Dolly Parton. The sequins will be out again for a beautiful medley of Elton John songs, and the energy will be high as highlights from West Side Story, including “America,” are danced on the stage. The Grinch will be seen stirring up the Christmas magic, while the Toy Soldiers will tap their way into the story.

The format is similar, but the music is always different and that’s what brings audiences back year after year, according to Bowen-Roberts.

As the theatre begins to buzz on opening night, the excitement builds. What will the costumes be like this year? Will we see new talent or will we see returning cast members? What Elton John hits did they choose? What’s the opening Broadway number this year? So many questions are buzzing around the room. The lights dim, the voices become whispers and the band begins to play. It’s time to be whisked away to another world — a world of live dance and music, of Christmas cheer and colourful costumes and, of course, laughter and tears.

Tickets are on sale now at the Port Theatre box office at 250-754-8550. The 2014 show runs from Dec. 5-21, with 11 performances at the Cedar Community Hall and four at the Port Theatre.

For more information about the show, visit www.yellowpointchristmasspectacular.ca.

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