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Groups coming together for holiday favourite

Posted on December 7, 2017 by Richard MacKenzie [email protected]

The Theatre Antigonish cast for Miracle on 34th Street, wearing hats which will be part of their costumes for the production, gathers on the Bauer Theatre stage, prior to a rehearsal, Nov. 28. Theatre Antigonish will be joined by the Antigonish Choral Ensemble and St. James Handbell Choir for two performances of the show, Dec. 10, at the Bauer. Richard MacKenzie

A beloved holiday classic is coming to the Bauer Theatre in Antigonish for one day only.

On Dec. 10, Theatre Antigonish (TA) will present Miracle on 34th Street. In partnership with the Antigonish Choral Ensemble (ACE) and the St. James Handbell Choir, this production will be the Lux Radio version of the Christmas classic.

It reimagines the story as a 1940s-era radio show, complete with live choral music and the beautiful sounds of the handbells.

“We are so excited to bring this perennial holiday favourite to our stage,” TA artistic director Andrea Boyd said.

“The story explores the true meaning of Christmas and helps to rekindle our belief in the season through love and compassion. It will be a rare delight to join forces with the talented musicians of ACE and the Handbell Choir, as we share the story of the real Kris Kringle and the magic of Christmas.”

Ryan Billington, director of the Antigonish Choral Ensemble, is also excited about this unique partnership.

“ACE is pleased to be joining Theatre Antigonish for a fresh spin on the script for this classic film,” Billington said. “This production will be a heartwarming start to your holiday season, and the music will be timeless.”

The story will be presented as a live radio play featuring a large cast of actors and musicians.

There will be two shows Dec. 10; a matinee at 2 p.m. and an evening show at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $15 ($12 for seniors) and advance tickets can be booked online at, or by calling 902-867-3333.

Organizers expect both shows to sell out so advanced bookings are encouraged to avoid lineups at the door.

For questions or more information, contact the box office at 902-867-3333 or by email at[email protected].




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