A Candlewick Christmas Carol

Candlewick Players Christmas Dinner Theatre 2019

The favorite Christmas story brought to life on stage through a celebration of food, fun, frivolity, and interactive drama. Open for bookings for Corporate and Private Group reservations:

  • Friday, November 29, 6:30 PM — The Oaks at Minnewasta, Morden
  • Saturday, November 30, 6:30 PM — The Oaks at Minnewasta, Morden
  • Sunday, December 1, 6:30 PM — The Oaks at Minnewasta, Morden
  • Friday, December 6, 6:30 PM — BOOKED
  • Saturday, December 7, 6:30 PM — SOLD OUT
  • Sunday, December 8, 5:30 PM — Manitou Opera House

Doors open 1/2 hour prior to start time.

Due to the nature of the event, all seat reservations need to be made in advance.

Scrooge!  Oh, what a tight-fisted hand at the grind- stone! A squeezing, wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching, covetous, old sinner!  Hard and sharp as flint, from which no steel had ever struck out generous fire; secret, and self-contained, and solitary as an oyster.  Nobody ever stopped him on the street.  No beggars implored him to bestow a trifle.  No children spoke to him.  Even seeing eye-dogs pulled their masters across the street when they saw him coming.

What did Scrooge care?  He liked it!  To edge his way along the crowded paths of life warning all others to keep their distance and cause all others to call him “nuts”.  Until, that is, this Christmas.

Scrooge is about to be visited by a host of zany characters whisking him away to visit his past, present, and future.  Sucking him from his selfish lonely existence inciting him to consider a change of heart before he faces an eternity of regret. It is a fun and lively retelling of Dicken’s classic filled with some local twists.

Cast & Crew

  • Ruth Barker – Charity Woman, Mrs. Cratchit, Fellowes
  • Chicago Dyck – Cratchit, Young Scrooge, Joe
  • Corinne Girouard – Charity Woman, Martha Cratchit
  • Laura Greenfield – Spirit of Christmas Present, Dilbert
  • Mandy Hnatiuk – Spirit of Christmas Past, Fred’s Wife
  • Milt Olfert – Ebenezer Scrooge
  • Bailey Zacharias – Fred, Fezziwig, Man
  • Mulualem Wondafrash – Bob Marley, Spirit of Christmas Future
  • Cailyn Schellenberg – Production Assistant
  • Richard J. Klassen – Director / Technicals / Sets
  • Robyn Desender – Makeup
  • Ruth Barker – Costumes

Performances

The Oaks (Nov 29-Dec 1 / Dec 6&7)

This Christmas, Candlewick Players are excited to join forces with The Oaks restaurant (Minnewasta Golf & Country Club) to present these evening Dinner Theatres with a full 3-course meal, fantastic drama, and interactive fun.

Candlewick and The Oaks are currently taking bookings for the evenings of Nov 29 – Dec 1, as well as Dec 6 & 7. All reservations can be made by contacting The Oaks Restaurant ([email protected]) through email or calling 204-822-1209. Due to the nature of the event, we are encouraging personal contact by phone or email (no online bookings). Please make Shauna aware of any dietary arrangements in advance.

Reservations for these evening will be $55 per person including taxes.

Agenda for the evening:

  • Prelude/Opener: Scrooge
  • Salad – Butternut Squash Soup
  • Act 1 – Marley & the Spirit of Christmas Past
  • Main Course – Roasted Turkey with Cranberry Sauce, Stuffing with Apple and Raisins, Honey Glazed Carrots
  • Act 2 – the Spirit of Christmas Present
  • Dessert – Sticky Toffee Bread Pudding
  • Act 3 – The Spirit of Christmas Future

Please note, reservations do go quickly and we advise to get tickets sooner than later to avoid missing a night you may wish.

Manitou Opera House (Dec 8)

Reservations are also being taken for the Manitou Opera House for Sunday, Dec 8. We are excited to be planning this single evening with a full 3-course meal in support of the Opera House and the Manitou Drop In

Reservations are $45 including GST for this evening. Please note there is limited seating. All reservations for this evening are arranged either by emailing us ([email protected]) or by calling 1-204-822-SHOW (7469).

Agenda for the evening:

  • Prelude/Opener: Scrooge
  • Salad – Green Salad
  • Act 1 – Marley & the Spirit of Christmas Past
  • Main Course – Stuffed Breast, Roast Potatoes with Gravy, Carrots
  • Act 2 – the Spirit of Christmas Present
  • Dessert – Eton Mess
  • Act 3 – The Spirit of Christmas Future

A CANDLEWICK CHRISTMAS CAROL is presented by special arrangement with The Wick’s Playwrighter’s Guild.