Last Sunday morning, Angela Gentili called the director of The Christmas Story at the Church of the Holy Trinity to tell her that Jesus, aka her 8-month-old son Samuel, was sick and would not be showing up for the December 10th afternoon performance of the Nativity Play.
The director, Susan Watson, was resigned to using the back-up doll when 40 minutes before show time the head usher excitedly told her that he had found a 10-month baby girl to play Jesus and that her parents were from Nazareth! Continue reading The Christmas Story’s Casting Surprise Captures The Heart of the City
This dramatisation of the nativity story has been performed every December since 1938. It was first performed at St. Martin’s-in-the-fields in London and brought to Toronto complete with script and costumes by Patricia Frank who was the daughter of St. Martin’s vicar and then married his student John Frank who became priest at Holy Trinity. 2016 performances:
Evening shows 7:30 PM: Thursday, December 22 and Friday, December 23
Afternoon shows 4:30 PM: Saturday, December 24
Special for this year! Christmas Eve at 1:30 PM
Performances don’t begin until December 9, but the cast and crew are remembering their roles and inviting new people to join them in this 79th season.
New performers, stage crew, and ushers are welcomed every season.
If you wish to join the production please call 416-598-4521 x 301 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Performance dates and ticket information
Hope you made it to one of the shows of the 78th Season of Christmas Story. If not, you still have time!
You can read a bit more about the tradition in our earlier post.
There are five performances left!
Matinees at 4:30 on December 19, & 20
Evenings at 7:30 on December 18, 19, & 20
Make online reservations here or 416-598-4521 x 301. For other information email email@example.com
Church of the Holy Trinity has been mounting multiple performances of The Christmas Story yearly since 1937.
This history is evident in the people who lovingly give many hours of their time for two months each year. We currently have a senior member of cast who also doubles as an usher and can be found in pictures as a young angel from decades ago. Other cast members have been involved since their birth and many crew and cast members have decades of involvement.
The Christmas Story community is one that cherishes tradition and longstanding friendships, but eagerly welcomes the new Baby Jesus and other players. New cast and crew of all ages are welcomed into the community each fall.
Full rehearsal begin this Sunday, November 1 with other smaller rehearsals of key roles taking place on weeknights. Performances begin on Friday, December 4. More information here
To find out more about joining this venerable tradition please contact 416-598-4521 x 301 or email firstname.lastname@example.org