Fraser Valley Stage presents A Christmas Survival Guide

Production begins Wednesday, Nov. 30 at Abbotsford Arts Centre

(From left) David Dalton

Fraser Valley Stage (FVS) presents the holiday classic A Christmas Survival Guide for six shows, starting Wednesday, Nov. 30.

The production takes place at the Abbotsford Arts Centre’s Community Arts Addition, 2329 Crescent Way.

The cast of FVS stalwarts Paulina Harskamp, Kelly Shackleford, Marty Peters, Sarah Dussin, David Dalton, Elizabeth Castillo and Josh Levesque use the “Survival Guide” to give advice to each other and the audience on how to cope with the season.

“It’s a dedicated cast with amazing talent,” said artistic director Melissa Franson. “The music will have you humming a tune till the New Year.”

Through their interactions, this zany cast finds ways to laugh at their own Christmas chaos.

“It’s not your typical traditional show,” Franson said. “It’s something a little naughty and nice.”

And throughout all the laughter, there is a heartwarming “cozying up” to the true essence of Christmas.

FVS, now in its 46th year of bringing quality musical theatre to Abbotsford, intertwines comedy with seasonal songs from the traditional Carol of the Bells and Sleigh Ride to the unorthodox All Those Christmas Clichés and I’d Like to Hitch a Ride with Santa Claus.

Show times are Nov. 30 and Dec. 1-3 at 7:30 p.m., with matinees on Dec. 3 and 4 at 2 p.m.

Tickets are $20 and are available at fraservalleystage.com, Prospera Credit Union (West Oaks) or by calling 604-854-5463.

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