Directed by Jeremy Henson
This modern-day heart warming comedy by playwright Joe DePietro, tells story of an Italian-American family facing an upheaval. Their single grandson Nick has a dream job offer to move to Seattle but both sets of his very traditional-minded grandparents conspire to keep ihim close to their homes in New Jersey. As Nick's parents have already migrated to Florida, Nick is the only connection to the family close by. Both sets of grandparents devise a plan to keep Nick in New Jersey. The ensuing action is both surprising, moving and ultimately a story of an immigrant family creating a new narrative for itself.
It is a play about deep familial love, intergenerational relationships, and is at once hilarious and deeply touching. It had a successful run on Broadway and was hailed as "Loaded with laughs every step of the way". You won't want to miss it.
Directed by Liz Marshall
The first version of Miracle on 34th Street was the 1947 film. Since then there have been many remakes, the latest in 1994. Critics have called it "... delightfully funny and completely captivating"; "a wonderful heart and beautiful sense of humour"; "... a brilliant and charming Christmas classic."
Beloved for over 50 years, this Christmas story about a department store Santa called Kris Kringle is all of this and more! Add a cast of delightful characters, carol singers and a courtroom drama, and you have the perfect family show for the Christmas season.
Directed by Ian Feltham
“Between Breaths” by Robert Chafe, tells the story of Jon Lien, an American Biologist living in Newfoundland with his wife Judy. Transplanted from South Dakota to study sea birds, he finds himself immersed in the cold North Atlantic freeing whales trapped in fishing gear. Recruiting Wayne, a resident Newfoundlander, he finds a way to set them free and preserve the precious fishing gear, the lifeblood of the local fishing industry. Yet Jon is suffering from a debilitating disease that will leave him wheelchair bound and locked inside his own mind. This is a story of being trapped and being set free and what we learn about ourselves along the way. This play is performed in one long act and the characters remain onstage for the entire production.
Directed by Alexandra Bell
Picture a summer day in 1956. The kids have finally moved out and you are ready to settle into your golden years with your spouse by your side before a shiny new television set. This is the vision that Sam and Hilda Fluck are enjoying. The laundry line is set, the drinks are in the fridge, and the sun is shining in the backyard. What could possibly go wrong?
As the day progresses and the Fluck yard and home become host to a cast of characters --some who do not even bother to use the door and arrive by fence--but Sam and Hilda realize that their dreams of an idyllic empty nest may have been nothing more than a delusion.
Canadian playwright Norm Foster thrills again with a touching and heartfelt comedy that covers themes of life, love, and social change in the span of one day with the Flucks
Directed by Moira Nikander-Forrester
The Sound of Music, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s final collaboration, is coming to the BTG stage! Set at the beginning of WWII, it is based on the true story of the Von Trapp family who lived in Austria and escaped the scourge of the Nazis. This incredible production has it all: romance, comedy, intrigue, adventure, suspense, and high drama – all of which come together with the exquisite music score that is still beloved the world over. When a religious novice proves too high-spirited for the cloistered life, she is sent to serve as a governess for the seven children of a widowed naval Captain. Her rapport with the children, together with her kind spirit, gradually captures the heart of the stern Captain, and they marry. Upon returning from their honeymoon, they discover that Austria has been annexed by Nazi Germany, who demands the Captain’s immediate service in their Navy. The family’s escape over the mountains to Switzerland on the eve of World War II provides one of the most thrilling and inspirational finales in theatrical history.
A glorious treat for the entire family. We are thrilled to present this joyous masterpiece to you at last.
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