ANNUAL FEZZIWIG SHOW WILL BE A TASTY TREAT! Cookie Caper Comes to Festival Theatre
By Mike Butler
‘Tis the season of friends, family, fun, trimmings, gifts, goodness, and cheer! I love the holiday season for all its busyness and chaos and for all the quiet moments it offers. I also love the incredible number of family shows that happen this time of year. One of my holiday treats is the annual Fezziwig show! Each year (for years) I’ve sat in the audience and watched a slew of adorable local faces grace the stage in beautiful costumes and perform a musical holiday show. Fezziwig always started off my holiday in many ways.
In December 2010, I was invited to step onto the stage with the Fezzi-gang for their pantomime of Cinderella and well, the rest is history. Now, the Fezziwig show is not something I look forward to seeing, it’s something I look forward to being a part of!
This December, the Fezziwig gang is at it again with their twenty-third production entitled You Can’t Catch Me: A Cookie Caper, which tells the story of the poor gingerbread man who’s been accused of stealing Christmas toys and goes out on the run from the authorities. In true film noir style, detective Foxe enters the scene and tries to solve the case, meeting many unforgettable characters along the way including Santa, Mrs. Claus, Elves, Dwarves, Reindeer, and more!
Leave your troubles at the door folks, this show is a laugh out loud romp with local actors and Fezzi-regulars Alan Slipp (as Foxe), Wil Lang (as Cookie), Tim McFarland, Linda Levy-Fisk, Ray Baltzer, Ward MacDonald, Jamie Loughead, Ross Chapman, Devon Edmonds, Davina Melanson, and about 40 more adorable adults and children ready to make you laugh and smile! Oh, and did I mention I am returning to the Fezzi-show this year? Keep your eye out for Cupid, the vainest, but most beautiful, reindeer you’ve ever seen!
You Can’t Catch Me: A Cookie Caper plays evenings at Wolfville’s Festival Theatre on Friday, December 15 and Saturday, December 16 with a start time of 7:00pm and there is also a 2:00pm matinee presentation on Saturday, December 16. Tickets are available at the door or in advance through The Box Of Delights Bookshop on Main Street, Wolfville. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions and ticket information.
Tickets: Adults $15, Students $10, Family rate
$40 (two adults and two students). Available
at The Box Of Delights Bookshop on Main
Street, Wolfville, or at the door.