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"Curtain Call is once again set to deck the halls with Stories and Sounds of Christmas"

Stories and Sounds of Christmas to unfold Dec. 18, 2004

Curtain Call is once again set to deck the halls with Stories and Sounds of Christmas. By Arron Pickard Saturday December 04, 2004   Timmins Times — Curtain Call is once again set to deck the halls with Stories and Sounds of Christmas. The local theatre group is joining forces with Northern Concert Productions for the third annual Christmas show, featuring six selected Christmas stories that will be read by local personalities. The group has also enlisted the aid of the Flora McDonald Public School Choir, which will be singing carols between the readings. Additionally, musical accompaniment will be provided by the Timmins Wind Ensemble. “Shows have gone really well for the last two years and we expect the audience to really enjoy this year’s event,” said stage manager Eldon Springer. “We raise approximately $4,000 every year, and it would be nice to see that increase this year. All proceeds from the show go directly to the Canadian Mental Health Association’s Women’s Shelter. “This is a charity that Northern Concert Productions chose during the first show, and we’ve stuck with them. They’re always appreciative of this fund-raising effort, as it helps curb the cost of transporting women in need.” Springer added that several rehearsals have already taken place to get readers comfortable with their stories. As well, the cast will be performing a mini show at the Georgian Residence on December 7. This will act as a dry run for the readers and it will also provide some entertainment for the residents. “This is the first time we’ll be doing something like this,” Springer continued. “This will also be the first year that we’ll have a school choir instead of the Timmins Symphony Orchestra performing with us. This may start a new trend of having different choirs performing during our show, which is a fitting gesture because our secondary goal is to promote literacy within the community.” Regardless of age, the audience is certain to enjoy the show, he said. The stage is set for Saturday, December 18 in the Charles Fournier Auditorium of École Secondaire Thériault. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show begins at 8 p.m. Tickets for the show are $15 for adults and $10 for students and seniors and can be purchased at Fleury’s Your Independent Grocer in Timmins, or McDonald’s Guardian Pharmacy in South Porcupine. Children's tickets are available at the door for $5.