Thursday, November 29, 2012

Ross Petty: A Christmas tradition

The new Ross Petty Production started last week and will go on until January 5, 2013. 

This time, we're given a rewriting (or fractured rendering, as they call it) of Snow White, featuring Canadian Idol winner Melissa O'Neil.

No wonder this production has become a Christmas tradition in so many families. We've attended many productions and every time, we've left the venue uplifted and laughing. 

Smaller kids focus on the fun songs and cute characters. Older kids truly enjoy the villain's wacky plans (here played by Ross Petty himself as Snow White step-mother). Teens and adults can't wait for the next far-fetched allusions to pop culture. Add to this top notch musical arrangements, great decor and costumes, and high energy performances set in beautiful Elgin Theatre and you can't go wrong.

Cheat seats available
Look right now for availability on their website for the cheaper seats of $27 (plus $5 fee to Ticket Master, and tax). Otherwise, expect $256 (+ tax) for 4 tickets with the Family pack.

There are no shows on Mondays and on December 24 and 25. I think it is a great Christmas matinee outing between Christmas and New Years Eve. (It is also great to shake the post-Christmas blues after New Year's Eve.)

While you're there
Elgin Theatre is a 2-minute walk from The Bay's gorgeous Christmas windows (at the corner of Yonge & Queen) and across the street from the Eaton Centre (featuring 6 giant deer!).

Related blog:
The Bay Christmas windows
Eaton Centre's new Christmas decorations

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