The Port Theatre is celebrating the Christmas season with some old favourites and new performances sure to become holiday traditions.
Stuart McLean and the Vinyl
Nov. 29 – 7 p.m.
McLean is one of Canada’s most beloved storytellers and a best-selling author. Special musical guest is Hawksley Workman.
Vancouver Island Symphony
Dec. 3 – 7:30 p.m.
A Brassy Christmas
The Beacon Hill Brass quintet, led by Stevan Paranosic, principal trumpet, is joined by the Malaspina Choir. The theatre will be filled to the rafters with joyful sounds of festive music. Enjoy entertainment in the lobby prior to the show.
The Nylons Christmas Show
Dec. 8 – 7:30 p.m.
Celebrate the holiday season with The Nylons featuring seasonal favourites in a vibrant concert that also includes their classics The Lion Sleeps Tonight, Silhouettes, Up On The Roof as well as selections from their new CD Skin.
Dec. 10 – 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Complete with medieval instruments and an imaginative flair, this band of medieval minstrels creates an atmosphere of serenity and provides a magical escape to get you into the holiday spirit.
Christmas Eve in Scotland
Dec. 11 – 2:30 p.m.
Who can resist tapping a toe to a rollicking reel, feeling a sense of warmth with a Celtic love ballad, or fighting back a tear on hearing a haunting lament on the pipes? Close to 100 Brigadoon Dance Academy performers will grace the Port Theatre stage accompanied by guest pipers and drummers.
Christmas with the Rat Pack
Dec. 12 – 7:30 p.m.
Don’t miss this fun-filled evening of good music, good fun and tom-foolery portrayed exactly like the originators did so many years ago. Re-live Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr. and Dean Martin through the Legends of Rock and Roll.
It’s A Charlie Brown Christmas
Dec. 16 – 7:30 p.m.
Tempo Dance offers a unique presentation of a true classic, based on the Charles M. Schulz Emmy award winning version of a television special. Dancers of all ages perform all disciplines of dance to including ballet, tap, jazz and hip hop.
Canadian Country Christmas
Dec. 19 – 7:30 p.m.
Nanaimo Community Hospice presents a great evening of country hits and Christmas classics in this multi-artist acoustic concert for the whole family featuring Duane Steel, Jake Mathews, Pear, Gary Fjellgaard and Samantha King.
For more information, please go to www.porttheatre.com or call 250-754-8550.