Bah! Humbug! 2012 - A Woodward’s Seasonal Tradition!
December 15, 2012 | 2:00 PM and 7:30 PM
$20 general | $10 student/seniors
Fei and Milton Wong Experimental Theatre
Goldcorp Centre for the Arts
Directed by Max Reimer
Starring Jay Brazeau, Jim Byrnes & Margo Kane
Featuring over 20 popular & seasonal songs, an audience sing-a-long, seasonal refreshments, and an organic turkey draw!
A contemporary adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol
, Bah! Humbug!
parallels the economic disparities between Victorian England and Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. Reconceived as a reading and musical event where Scrooge owns a pawn shop on Hastings Street, this presentation includes community actors working alongside professional actors from the city. This imaginative production offers a new twist on a cherished classic that celebrates the transformative power of human redemption.
A Woodward's tradition, each year the family-friendly adapation contains new twists and turns while highlighting the vital issues affecting Vancouver's Downtown Eastside.
Directed by Max Reimer, Bah! Humbug!
features award-winning actor Jay Brazeau as Ebenezer Scrooge, First Nations actor Margo Kane as the narrator, Juno-award winning musician and actor Jim Byrnes as Jacob Marley, and gospel and blues/singer Tom Pickett as Bob Cratchit. Musical performances are diverse and include pop songs, folk, blues, gospel, and industrial rock along with traditional seasonal favourites. This truly is a version of A Christmas Carol
like you've never experienced before.
A witty, heart-filled production!
A fantastic way to get into the spirit of the season!
–Diane Roberts, urban ink
.. one sweet humbug... becoming an annual favourite... a made-in-Vancouver Christmas Carol... Brazeau is a great humbugging Scrooge...Don't miss it.....
-Jo Ledingham, Vancouver Courier