THEATRE PREVIEW

NOVEMBER 2021 | Volume 209

 

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Tim Howe, Jenny Andersen, Sean Hara (L-R). Photo by David Cooper.

A Broadway Holiday
Created by Christopher King and Barbara Tomasic
Gateway Theatre, Richmond
Dec. 16-23
From $29
www.gatewaytheatre.com or 604-270-1812
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Gateway Theatre Returns with an In-Person Family-Fun Concert This Holiday Season

This December, Gateway Theatre is excited to welcome back its first in-person, indoor audiences since February 2020 with a fun and festive concert: A Broadway Holiday. From December 16 through 23, audiences can get into the holiday mood by watching the concert at Gateway Theatre in-person, live on stage, or online through on-demand stream.

"After 20 months of our theatre being in the dark, we want to celebrate our return with an uplifting concert filled with cheer and joy - much like the feeling of coming home for the holidays," says Barbara Tomasic, Gateway Theatre's Director of Artistic Programs and co-creator of A Broadway Holiday. "It's going to be a celebration of everything we love about Broadway, the holiday season, and being together in-person again."

Creating this show together, Barbara Tomasic and Christopher King (Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat and The Music Man) have selected festive hits from Broadway shows such as "Let it Snow,” "Sleigh Ride", and "White Christmas" that will have audiences happily singing along. Musically directed by Jenny Andersen and performed by seven talented singer-musicians playing a variety of instruments including the accordion, piano, and kazoo, audiences will be treated to a magical musical performance. For patrons who would like to sing along in the comfort of their own home, a digital video on-demand version will be available. 

At the moment, although the Province of BC has lifted capacity restrictions on indoor events, Gateway Theatre has decided to keep a reduced audience capacity at its orchestra level seating to ensure comfort and spacing between groups. Patrons are encouraged to get tickets early as seating will be limited. As required by the Provincial health order, patrons aged 12 and over will be required to show proof of full vaccination, along with picture ID upon entering the venue. Masks must also be worn all times inside the venue unless patrons are under the age of five or have a physical or medical condition that prevents them from wearing a mask. The health and safety of all patrons, artists, instructors, students, volunteers, and staff is Gateway Theatre's top priority. 

Tickets are on sale now at http://www.gatewaytheatre.com/broadway-holiday

Performers:
Jenny Andersen
Devon Busswood

Sean Hara
Tim Howe
Catriona Murphy
Alexander Nicoll
Gabrielle Rutman 

Creative Team:
Musical Director: Jenny Andersen
Stage Director: Barbara Tomasic
Production Design: Sophie Tang
Costume Coordination: Melicia Zaini
Stage Manager: Susan Miyagishima
Apprentice Stage Manager: Sharon Wu

Dates: December 16-23, 2021
Venue: Gateway Theatre, 6500 Gilbert Road, Richmond on the MainStage
Tickets: Pay What You Will (Preview Night) and tickets from $29 for in-person and video on-demand performances: http://www.gatewaytheatre.com/broadway-holiday
Box Office: 604-270-1812
Info: http://www.gatewaytheatre.com/broadway-holiday
Run time: 90 minutes without intermission

Run Dates & Showtimes
Pay What You Will Preview: Thursday, December 16 @ 8 PM
Opening: Friday, December 17 @ 8 PM
Times: 8PM nightly except Sundays and Mondays
Matinees: Saturday, December 18 & Sunday, December 19 @ 2 PM / Tuesday, December 21 @ 1 PM
Video On-Demand Stream: December 18 at 12 PM to December 23 at 11:59 PM

About Gateway Theatre
Gateway Theatre enriches the quality of life in Richmond and surrounding communities by creating outstanding professional theatre and serving as a dynamic hub for the performing arts. Incorporated in 1982, Gateway is a vital member of the professional theatre scene in the Lower Mainland providing live performances, high-quality performing arts classes to youth ages 6-18 via the Gateway Academy, and venue space for professional and community producers. Gateway Theatre has been adopting a radical new vision in its programming and initiatives, challenging long-held assumptions about theatre and who it serves by cultivating a variety of community-driven initiatives in addition to its traditional performances. Gateway has turned its venue into a creative hub for collaboration and community-building, currently led by Camilla Tibbs, Executive Director, and the artistic leadership of Barbara Tomasic and Jasmine Chen. Gateway Theatre is situated on the traditional lands of the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ -speaking peoples.

 

 

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