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Shakespeare Meets Dickens bringing the Christmas spirit to Casa tonight

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The weather outside  is frightful  but inside Casa will be quite delightful with the sixth annual Shakespeare Meets Dickens, happening tonight, Dec. 21 at 7 p.m. at Casa.

Cole Fetting, Emily Laidlaw and Jesse Thibert rehearse Hamlet for Shakespeare Meet Dickens, Dec. 21 at Casa. Photo by Richard Amery

Director  Kate Connolly is excited about the event.

“It}[s always  very enjoyable. It’s a mix of theatre, songs and a Readers Theatre performance of a Christmas Carol, She summarized, adding only 75 tickets have been sold so for for this important fundraiser for the Lethbridge Shakespeare Performance Society.


“ In the first half,  we have some communal Christmas songs and  a performance of Charles Dickens’. A Christmas Carol This year we also have four songs from a Muppet Christmas Carol. After a 15 minute  intermission we’ve got some solo songs from some very talented singers including Drew Andreachuk, Stephanie Savage, Chris Peterson and Ashley Thomson,” Connolly said.

Jillian Bracken is musical director for this performances.


“ We have several people who were part of Lethbridge Musical Theatre’s outstanding performance of  9 to 5,” Connolly continued.


 In addition to music there will be  a familiar scenes from previous productions of Macbeth and Last summer’s production of Hamlet.


“ We’d love it if people would come dressed up in Tudor or Victorian era clothing . Even something as simple as a hat with a feather in it or a fancy scarf,” she said.


“ Even if it is cold outside, it will be very warm and wonderful in Casa. There will be  hot cider, hot chocolate, eggnog, shortbread, gingerbread and  other Christmas food,” Connolly enthused.

Tickets are available for $25 at  Casa. the show begins at 7 p.m.

— By Richard Amery, L.A. beat Editor

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