Abbotsford Children’s Theatre presents The Grinch Project 3.0 on Dec. 13 and 14 in Abbotsford. (Submitted photo)

Abbotsford Children’s Theatre presents The Grinch Project 3.0

Production takes place Dec. 13 and 14 at Matsqui Centennial Auditorium

Abbotsford Children’s Theatre (ACT) presents its version of The Grinch Who Stole Christmas on Dec. 13 and 14.

The script for The Grinch Project 3.0 was written and developed by the actors of ACT.

It has been 25 years and plenty has changed since the Grinch tried to steal Christmas.

Cindy Lou now works for the Yoo-Hoo News.

The children of Abbyville are behaving selfishly and have fallen victim to the commercialization of Christmas, more interested in expensive gadgets than in spending quality time with their family and friends and the traditions of Christmas.

Not helping matters is the fact the town council can’t come to a consensus on what is important and a local businessman who is developing land for his own use.

As for the Grinch, his life has done a 180-degree turn as the reformed good citizen sets out to remind the Hoos that the season is about the simple things – decorating a tree, having a few gifts under the tree and sharing a hot mug of cocoa with family.

The show features the Hoos, a troupe of singing candy canes, a colourful town council and, of course, everyone’s favourite green villain turned hero.

ACT is made up of actors from the ages of nine to 16, with auditions held back in June and the actors diligently rehearsing every Saturday since September.

Altogether, 39 actors are involved in this year’s production.

RELATED: Abbotsford Children’s Theatre presents Beauty and the Beast

RELATED: Abbotsford Children’s Theatre presents Anne of Green Gables

Freddy Latham is serving as artistic director while Miranda Martin is the director and Lucy Mulder the assistant director.

Hallie Moorthy and Dalton Nelson are the stage managers.

“The Grinch Project 3.0 will open up your heart and mind to the true meaning of Christmas,” Mulder said.

“If you are lucky enough to be an audience member for this production, you will experience a whirlwind of emotions as you get caught between the community tension in Abbyville.”

It is the third time ACT has performed The Grinch Project, altering the script and production along the way.

“This is one of my favourite shows that is put on by ACT. It’s so fun and creative and colourful and it’s very fitting for the holiday season,” Moorthy said.

“It’s the perfect show for all ages: there are wacky costumes and hairdos, there’s singing and dancing, there’s humour, as well as some very touching moments. Most importantly, there’s an amazing group of actors who have worked for months to make this show the best it can be.”

The show is being performed at Matsqui Centennial Auditorium (32315 South Fraser Way) at 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 13 and 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 14.

Additionally, there are six daytime performances for Abbotsford schools, with all those shows already sold out.

Tickets are $14 at the door or $12 in advance. They can be purchased at The Reach Gallery Museum and Jazz-Ma-Tazz or online through the link at abbotsfordchildrenstheatre.org.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

 

Abbotsford Children’s Theatre presents The Grinch Project 3.0 on Dec. 13 and 14 in Abbotsford. (Submitted photo)

Just Posted

VIDEO: Highway 1 to look like winter war zone until owners retrieve wrecked vehicles

Tow-truck driver says 30 vehicles still dot snowy landscape, including one rolled-over dairy truck

UFV food expert presents new book, Lost Feast

Dr. Lenore Newman reads from latest publication on Tuesday, Jan. 21

Suspected car thief bean-bagged by Abbotsford police for resisting arrest

‘It doesn’t break the skin usually, but it hurts so much you might as well be shot’

CHARTS: Home-building down in 2019 in Abbotsford, but still historically high

2019 saw construction wrap up on 1,000 homes, the second-highest total on record

5 to 10 cm of snow still coming to Fraser Valley: Environment Canada

Hard to say when the freezing rain will turn to regular rainfall, Environment Canada says

Horgan cancels event in northern B.C. due to security concerns, says Fraser Lake mayor

The premier will still be visiting the city, but the location and day will not be made public

B.C. landlord sentenced to two years in jail for torching his own rental property

Wei Li was convicted of intentionally lighting his rental property on fire in October 2017

PHOTOS: Eastern Newfoundland reeling, search underway for missing man after blizzard

More than 70 centimetres of new snow fell overnight, creating whiteout conditions

Prince Harry, Meghan to give up ‘royal highness’ titles

‘Harry, Meghan and Archie will always be much loved members of my family,’ says Queen Elizabeth II

Fraser Valley motorist drives up vehicle ramp and onto parked trailer on Chilliwack road

The incident happened after Chilliwack was handed another dump of snow Friday night

Canada Post driver in hospital after ice smashes windshield at Massey Tunnel

Incident happened on Richmond side of the Massey Tunnel

B.C. society calls out conservation officer after dropping off bear cub covered in ice

Ice can be seen in video matted into emaciated bear cub’s fur

Calls for dialogue as Coastal GasLink pipeline polarizes some in northern B.C.

Coastal GasLink is building the 670-kilometre pipeline from British Columbia’s northeast to Kitimat on the coast

Most Read