Holiday Arts tip sheet: Peter Pan, The Sound of Music, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

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      Sometimes, you don’t need tinsel, carols, or turkey feasts to enjoy the season. Here are a few top-flight musicals that allow a night out with the whole family, without the usual Christmas trimmings.

      Peter Pan

      November 20 to January 5 at the Waterfront Theatre

      Fast-rising local talent Kaitlynn Yott stars as the boy who can fly and never grows up in a Carousel Theatre for Young People/Bad Hats Theatre production that boasts live folk music and a few new twists on the tale of pirates and ticking crocodiles.


      The Sound of Music

      To January 5 at the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage

      As Maria, actor Synthia Yusuf has been blowing the roof off the Arts Club venue, in a show our reviewer called “an inspirational retelling of the classic musical”.


      Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

      December 12 to 31 at Gateway Theatre

      Director Barbara Tomasic moves the action from ancient Egypt to the modern day, with Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s rockin’ musical playing out in a kid’s present-day dream world.