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Prince George writer/teacher presents Northern premiere of original work – Mrs. Claus’ Kitchen

Mrs. Claus’ Kitchen is a fresh new holiday musical for the whole family.

Feeling underappreciated at the North Pole, Mrs. Claus discovers a magical recipe for drawing families together. There are elves, laughter, song and dance, and a chance for the audience to get “hands on” in the kitchen of the world’s most famous workshop.

This family holiday musical will run from December 6-9 at Vanier Hall, 2901 Griffiths Avenue, Prince George with tickets available at the door. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., curtain at 7 p.m. There will also be a matinee performance on December 7, doors at 11:30 a.m., curtain at noon, Tickets for all performances available at the door.

Set on the cusp of the 1960s, when modern Christmas really came of age, the show takes the audience on a tuneful ride filled with charm, laughter and a fresh look at the hustle, bustle and real worth of a family holiday.

This new work, written by veteran Prince George teacher Kevin O’Brien along with Bill Allman and Alan Marriott featuring musical arrangements and orchestral recordings by Disney’s own Matt Grinke, Mrs. Claus’ Kitchen was originally directed and choreographed by Vancouver’s own talented Jeff Hyslop, star of Today’s Special and The Phantom of the Opera. It was produced twice in Vancouver, in 2013 and 2015 and boasted sold out houses in both runs.

Mrs. Claus bakes Christmas spirit. Aided by her trusty elves, the daffy Robin and the prankster Ruprecht, Mrs. Claus bakes and delivers cookies for her extended family at the North Pole. But after years of toiling in Santa’s generous shadow, Mrs. Claus wants some free time to reconnect with Santa. She turns to a big company who takes over her cookie production and, with the help of the scheming Mr. Brooks, sells them worldwide. Her cookies become a huge success and Mrs. Claus wins Christmas.

But will Mr. Brooks lose his family? And will everyone lose the magic of Christmas? After Mrs. Claus takes one bite of the factory-made cookie, she realizes that something is missing. With her trusty sidekicks, it falls to Mrs. Claus to find the magic of her kitchen and bring the Brooks family and the audience together in a heartwarming finale.

You don’t want to miss this new family holiday tradition filled with Christmas spirit, dancing elves, unforgettable songs, and cookies galore – great for families with children 5 years and up.

SHOW TIMES
Tuesday – Friday @ 7pm and Wednesday at noon.
Ticket prices (includes GST) Adults $10, Students & Seniors $5
Tickets available at the door of Vanier Hall.

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