Virden and Westman alike have come to expect a professionally staged musical theatre production from the Virden and District Chorale. For the past number of years, audiences have delighted to shows like “Footloose,” “Grease,” the awe-inspiring and uplifting “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” Gershwin’s “Crazy for You,” the hilarious “Legally Blonde,” and last year’s smash hit, “Mamma Mia.”
This year proves to be no different - apart from one thing. Virden and District Chorale now has an official musical theatre division known as Virden Theatre Productions, but be assured, that is the only change. The quality of the performances is still second to none, the singing and dancing still exciting, and the costumes and sets are still stunning. The phenomenal backstage crew of past productions remains intact with so many passionate local volunteers planning the costumes, sets, hair and make-up, etc., and with the new state of the art sound and light system in the AUD theatre, audiences are guaranteed a memorable evening – or afternoon – of entertainment.
So, what’s in store for audiences this year? The charming and delightful Elf the Musical makes it way to the AUD stage November 20 – 24, just in time for Christmas.
Artistic director for Virden Theatre Productions, Michelle Chyzyk, has once again assembled an amazing cast of talented performers from all over Westman for a show that is guaranteed to become a family favourite.
If you’re not familiar with Elf, it is based on the 2003 movie of the same name starring Will Farrell. As a baby, the orphaned Buddy, crawls into Santa's bag of gifts and is accidentally transported to the North Pole. There, he is raised by Santa and befriended by the elves, totally oblivious to the fact that he is actually a human. Eventually, his enormous size and inability to successfully make toys cause him to face the truth. With Santa's permission, Buddy sets off for New York City to find his birth father and discover his true identity. Learning that This father is on the naughty list and his half-brother doesn't even believe in Santa, Buddy is determined to win over his new family and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. The show is funny and heart warming, and is sure to be loved by young and old alike. Tickets for Elf the Musical are on sale now at https://elfthemusicalattheaud.eventbrite.ca or in person at Flower Attic and Gifts in Virden.
GET YOUR ELF ON
Once again, in conjunction with Elf the Musical, Virden Theatre Productions is pleased to host “Get Your Elf On” Ladies Night, Wednesday, November 20 at the Legion Hall in Virden.
Tickets include: premium reserved ticket to Elf the Musical, food and beverages, a fashion show by Shari Lyn Fashions, door prizes and raffles.
This year, there will also be photos with our very special Santa and prizes for the best ugly Christmas sweaters! Tickets are limited to this very popular event, and they are available at Flower Attic and Gifts. So, mark your calendars and plan to attend Elf the Musical. This Christmas season, “discover your inner elf!”
By Virden Theatre Productions