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Wednesday, 27 November 2013 14:31

Rosebud students have a Christmas show

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With characters named Bauble, Sparkle and Marzipan and a set painted like a giant candy cane, this year’s Rosebud School of the Arts Christmas musical, The Other Side of the Pole, promises to be a feast for all the senses.


It’s only 10 days to Christmas and the work at Santa’s toy factory is way behind. The elves desperately need help, but the newest elf Mylar (Sarah Robertson) is not buying in. The only way to convince her to believe is to reveal the story of how Christmas was once banned in the little town of Split Hoof, and how it took the belief of a child to bring it back.
“The Other Side of the Pole was the first official RSA Student Studio Stage Show back in December 2002. It was a hit with audiences then, and we’re sure it will be hit again this year,” says Education Director Paul Muir.
Accompanied by a wide variety of musical interludes ranging from ballads to rap songs, this ‘play within a play’ follows Sandy (Meghan Hanet), a child desperate for winter excitement and Willie (Geordie Cowan/Stuart Giesbrecht), a simple-minded young man looking for a home, as they unravel the mystery of why the ABC (Assoc. for the Banishment of Christmas) was so alive and well in their town.
Along the way, the audience will meet Sandy’s very elf-like mother Pix (Kelti Graham/Jocelyn Jay) and her father Alex Kringle (Kevin Cambridge) who just happens to be Mayor of Split Hoof. When the mysterious John Smith (Caleb Gordon) arrives on the scene, Sandy and Willy are forced to take their sleuthing skills to a whole new level. Kaitlyn Sloboda, is the meddling Mrs. Witherspoon as well as playing the entire piano accompaniment.
Join the students of Rosebud School of the Arts as they present this magical tale of two souls who will go to any lengths to bring back the joy of Christmas.
The Other Side of the Pole by Stephan Heatley, written with Marney Heatley and Edward Connell plays Nov. 29 to Dec. 21 Thursdays – Saturdays (excluding select dates) at 4:30 p.m. on the Rosebud Studio Stage. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door and $10 for children. For tickets phone the Rosebud Theatre Box Office 1-800-267-7553 or visit www.rosebudschoolofthearts.com for more information.

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