The Yellowpoint Christmas Spectacular heads into its fifth year of production.
In December 2007, producer, creator and director Katy Bowen-Roberts (aka Katy Mayert), opened the first professional Christmas show at the Cedar Community Hall near Nanaimo.
This December, she will bring another brand new professional show to the community and will be showcasing many talented musicians and performers from across the country. This is an event that embraces local communities and shouldn’t be missed and has for many people, become a Christmas tradition.
Sixty dancers and singers were auditioned in Vancouver in June; Nanaimo’s own violinist and composer, James Mark has finished arranging the music for the show; Shawna Parry, currently performing with the Vancouver Opera in West Side Story, is busy designing her choreography.
Katy went back to London, England again this year for her dazzling costumes and is looking forward to once again filling the stage with sparkle!
This year’s singing and dancing extravaganza will include a Buddy Holly and friends tribute, Michael Jackson hits, Dirty Dancing and Flashdance hits, wartime tunes including Vera Lynn’s We’ll Meet Again, medleys from Bizet’s Carmen and Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker as well as many more classical hits and Christmas favourites.
The Yellowpoint Christmas Spectacular is quickly becoming a tradition for audiences across Vancouver Island.
Seventeen performances are slated from Dec. 7 to 18 including two performances at the Old Church Theatre in Courtenay (Dec. 13 and 14) and 15 performances at the Cedar Community Hall.
Most shows were sold out well in advance last year. Call the Port Box office at 250-754-8550, visit www.porttheatre.com or stop by Long and McQuade Music at 1170 Cliffe Ave. in Courtenay for tickets (cash only).
— Yellowpoint Christmas Spectacular