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Modern twists on traditional Christmas plays in Kamloops, Okanagan this weekend

The audience rides in horse-drawn sleighs for the Caravan Farm Theatres performance of the Nutcracker in Armstrong.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED/ Caravan Farm Theatre

Christmas is coming and talented performers are bringing more holiday spirit to audiences of all ages to stages in Kamloops and the Okanagan. 

In Kamloops an evening performance of Handel’s Messiah with the Kamloops Brandenburg Orchestra and the Raminsh Choir will fill the Oasis Church, a venue known for its superior acoustics. The performance will end with the Hallelujah Chorus, a well known piece of choral music by George Frederick Handel.

Located at Oasis Church at 1205 Rogers Way, the performance runs from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 9. Tickets can be purchased here.

Kamloops Brandenburg Orchestra is performing Handel's Messiah at the Oasis Church in Kamloops.
Kamloops Brandenburg Orchestra is performing Handel's Messiah at the Oasis Church in Kamloops.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED/ Kamloops Brandenburg Orchestra

The Nutcracker winter sleigh ride show is running in Armstrong at Caravan Farm Theatre, a version of the holiday classic created by Cirque du Soleil artist Manon Beaudoin. The show features circus elements while the audience is pulled in horse drawn sleighs from scene to scene from roughly an hour.

Guests are advised to dress warmly for the outdoor adventure.

Located at Caravan Farm Theatre at 4886 Salmon River Road in Armstrong, several dates and times are available throughout December and into the New Year with a few shows running on the weekend. Go here to check available times and dates, and to purchase a ticket. 

The Rotary Centre in Kelowna is telling the beloved story of The Grinch Who Stole Christmas through interpretive dance for a unique twist on the Dr. Suess classic. Performed by The Kore Dance Project, You’re A Mean One aims to entertain all ages. “Skip ahead in the story and enjoy all the magic. Maybe through dancing it won't be so tragic,” reads the performance advertisement.

Located at the Rotary Centre for the Arts at 421 Cawston Avenue, the showtimes are at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 9 and 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 10. Go here to get your tickets.

The Grinch Who Stole Christmas story will be told through dance at Kelowna's Rotary Centre for the Arts.
The Grinch Who Stole Christmas story will be told through dance at Kelowna's Rotary Centre for the Arts.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED/ Rotary Centre for the Arts

A talented team of actors in Summerland are performing their version of the 1946 classic Christmas film It’s A Wonderful Life as a radio play.

The Summerland Singers and Players present the play as if it is being performed and listened to on the radio, the style of the time before television.

Located at Summerland United Church at 13204 Henry Avenue, It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play is being performed for the last two times at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 9 and 2 p.m. on Dec. 10. Go here for more information and to purchase tickets.

Dawn Bassett (left) and MacKenzie Loureiro perform It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play at Summerland United Church.
Dawn Bassett (left) and MacKenzie Loureiro perform It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play at Summerland United Church.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED/ Summerland SIngers and Players

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