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Theatre company celebrates 10th anniversary of Christmas show

Dundas theatre company North Lights celebrates a rare anniversary with the 10th Annual production of Santa’s Big Sleep.

“Not many theatre events reach their 10th year and remain relevant,” said playwright Lee Fairbanks, who wrote the play 10 years ago for his five-year-old son. “I can honestly say that even after 10 years and dozens of shows, I still laugh and cry along with new audiences.”

Called Hamilton’s Christmas Classic, because it features Hamilton in the script, the play is performed for thousands of school children every year. This year it takes place at the Music Palace, formerly Mountain Theatre, on Concession Street. The public show is Saturday, Dec. 15 at 1 p.m.

Artistic director Patti Cannon calls Santa’s Big Sleep “a funny, thrilling, charmingly beautiful story about the power of children’s faith in Santa Claus. It never fails to put people of all ages in the Christmas spirit. You will leave the theatre feeling wonderful.”

Cast members include Ryan Sero, Sean Emberley, Shiloh Nelson, Jessica Gifford, Hannah Gillis, Seth Cabezaa and Sonya Salazar. As usual, Santa will be played by himself during the show, but his stand-in for rehearsals is Tyler Brent.
Tickets are $10 for adults, $6 for dhildren and $26 for a family pass (up to two adults and two children) and are available in advance at 905-383-9000, online at www.musicpalace.ca and at the door.

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