Winter delights abound at the Cowichan Performing Arts Center this holiday season – Cowichan Valley Citizen


The Cowichan Performing Arts Center picked up where it left off before the pandemic with a slew of big shows coming to Duncan’s big stage.

First some seasonal laughs with O Christmas Tea: a British comedy, on stage on Friday November 19 at 7:30 p.m.

Featured as something for fans of Monty Python, Mr. Bean and Dr. Seuss, Christmas tea is brought to you by off-Broadway comedians and three-time Impresario James and Jamesy award winners, in what a press release for the show ensures will delight the heart.

“When a disaster strikes at James and Jamesy’s Christmas tea party flooding the world with tea, friends leap into action, finding innovative and hilarious solutions to keep them afloat,” the statement said.

Tickets cost $ 38 for adults and $ 24 for students. On Saturday, November 20, get ready for some music.

The Companions – Tribute to Eric Clapton and Carlos Santana goes on stage at 7:30 p.m.

Described as “a tribute to two of history’s most important guitarists”, any fan of the instrument is sure to be in for a treat, as the show explores the “cult of the lead guitarist” in rock mythology. All tickets cost $ 39.50.

Then it’s time to get ready for more laughs on December 2 with the next episode of the God is a Scottish Drag Queen series.

“Thank goodness our capacity has been increased as this show is currently over half the mark,” said Patricia Greenwell of CPAC.

So why all the fuss?

“God, dressed in a brand new holiday costume, returns to set the record straight and explain everything from Christmas debuts with Yule, Saturnalia and Winter Solstice, to holiday foods, to Christmas carols,” Star wars, the true story of the Nativity, and even Tiny Tim, ”said a press release for the event. “This show mixes nostalgia for vacation past, a hilarious, laughing look at vacation today, and a heartwarming and perfectly sweet look at vacation to come!” Tickets cost $ 36.

Next comes a feast of holiday music, with Home for the Holidays: A Nat King Cole Christmas Monday, December 6 at 7:30 p.m., the Jon and Roy holiday special on Saturday, December 11 at 7:30 p.m. and perennial favorite Winter Harp on Sunday, December 12 at 2 p.m.

Home for the holidays features acclaimed New York actor and singer James Rich, along with special guest singer Samantha Madill, 13, in a first holiday concert on the West Coast conducted by the National Stage Company of Canada. Listen to all of your favorites, including “White Christmas”, “Sleigh Ride” and “The Christmas Song”. Tickets cost $ 54.50 for adults, $ 49.50 for seniors, and $ 32.50 for students.

The Jon and Roy Holiday Special is a revue-style show starring Tofino’s Kieran Campbell, Salt Spring Island’s Nicky Mackenzie, Joshua Hyslop and Chad VanGaalen, all hosted by Jon Middleton and Roy Vizer. Tickets cost $ 36.

Winter Harp offers a whole different experience, described as “one of the most spellbinding Christmas concerts you’ll ever attend”.

For many in Cowichan, this is a highlight of the season, featuring flutes, violin, and rare medieval instruments. Tickets cost $ 38.

And finally, CPAC offers A Wonderheads Christmas Carol Tuesday December 21 at 7 p.m.

A feast for the eyes, ears, heart and funny bone, this amazing production features larger-than-life characters, glowing ghosts and 10-foot-tall puppets – just to name a few of the treats in store for the public while they are whipped. away with Ebenezer Scrooge on his life-changing Christmas Eve adventure, ”a press release for the show promises. “Prepare to laugh, cry and be completely enchanted this holiday season!” “

Tickets cost $ 30 each, or get a family pack of four (two adults, two children) for $ 96.

All shows at the Cowichan Performing Arts Center require a vaccination passport and ID to enter, with masks mandatory for all over 12 years old. Visit cowichanpac.ca/events for more information. For tickets, go online or call the box office at 250-746-2722.

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