The Richmond Gateway Theatre is hosting their annual holiday show in December and the pandemic can’t stop them.
This year, the show titled Home for the Holidays, is turning the theatre’s traditional in-person show into an online sing-a-long tour of some of Gateway’s successful productions on Dec. 18.
Lauren Bowler’s take on “Wouldn’t it Be Lovely” from the theatre’s 2007 My Fair Lady production will kick off the program.
Gateway alumni will perform other theatre favourites from Fiddler on the Roof, The Sound of Music, Annie, The Music Man, The Wizard of Oz and Joseph and the Technicolour Dreamcoat – all assembled by Barbara Tomasic, director of artistic programs at Gateway Theatre.
Gateway describes the program as a “bespoke best-of package crossed with an intimate fireside toddy, bathed in the amber glow of nostalgia” and made for bringing a sense of “warmth and togetherness” during the holidays.
The one-hour show will have a short intermission where recipes of the theatre’s own Jingle Bell (Scotch on the) Rocks drink and holiday hot chocolate will be available for adults and kids.
There will be behind-the-scene visits as well in the program.
Opening night will be on Dec. 18 at 8 p.m. when audience members can gather virtually and chat with each other and cast members during the show.
Ticket holders will be able to view the show on demand with unlimited access until Jan. 1.
To get tickets, visit www.gatewaytheatre.com/home-for-holidays