Do you have a bit of Ebenezer Scrooge in your heart?
The Vagabond Players are seeking a Scrooge for their Christmas production, Mrs. Bob Cratchit's Wild Christmas Binge.
The play will be on at the Bernie Legge Theatre from Dec. 15 to Jan. 7.
Scrooge, of course, is described as a "cranky old man who learns his ways." (And, FYI, the character does not need to sing.)
If you would like to audition, you're asked to contact the director, Katherine Bethell, at 604716-1449 or kbethell@shaw. ca.
For more about the Vagabond Players, check out their website at www. vagabondplayers.ca.
Poetry lovers, don't forget Poetic Justice at the Heritage Grill on Sunday.
The poetry reading session is set to run Nov. 6 from 3 to 5 p.m. in the back room at the restaurant, 447 Columbia St.
Featured poets this week are Christopher Levenson and Don Fox.
Levenson was born in London, England and emigrated to Canada in 1968, teaching creative writing, English and comparative literature at Carleton University in Ottawa.
His first book of poetry was published in 1959, followed by 10 more volumes - the most recent being Local Time (2006).
He was also cofounder and editor of Arc magazine, and he also co-founded the Harbinger Poets imprint of Carleton University Press.
Fox - who's billed as "the Prince of Dorkness" - was born in Orillia, Ont., the hometown of Stephen Leacock, whom Fox has always admired for his wit.
"Don enjoys going to the ridiculous and coming full circle back to the ridiculous as he entertains his audience," a press release says.
There will also be an appearance by a "mystery poet," The Urban Cowgirl, as well as an open mike session.
Curious what it's all about? Drop in and check it out.
Calling all of you who love to sing ...
Do you like to sing in a choir but don't want the commitment?
Queens Avenue United Church Senior Choir is looking for all parts to sing with them in a special occasional choir leading up to a choral service Dec. 18.
Rehearsals are Thursday evenings at the church, 529 Queens Ave., from 7: 30 to 9: 30 p.m. All are welcome. Call 6045221606 for more details.
Hello, Dolly! Yes, the popular Broadway show is coming to town in the spring, courtesy of the Royal City Musical Theatre Company.
The musical will be onstage at the Massey Theatre April 12 to 28.
"This may sound like an early warning, but tickets are already flying out the door," says local arts promoter Tony Antonias.
"Christmas is coming up at a gallop, and tickets to this colourful musical are perfect stocking stuffers. In fact, pop a pair into someone's stocking and they will love you in December - and all over again in April."
Tickets start at $22 for seniors, $25 for adults and are now on sale at the Massey Theatre box office. Call 604-521-5050.
And in the meantime, won't you join me in a rousing rendition of Hello, Dolly?
Hello, Dolly, Well, hello, Dolly, it's so nice to have you back where you belong -
(I know. Just what the world needed was one more excuse for me to sing showtunes at you. Don't you pity my co-workers?)
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