Spring is in the air this Christmas at Rosebud Theatre | DrumhellerMail
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Spring is in the air this Christmas at Rosebud Theatre


    Rosebud Theatre celebrates the notion that when we gather around a story of hope, something wonderful happens to performer and audience alike. A kind of magic unfolds in the theatre between performer and audience that wakens the soul. That’s the story of The Secret Garden. The theatre invites patrons to come and join them for the promise of spring in the dead of winter.

    That’s what Christmas is really about.
    The Secret Garden opens on Friday, November 5 at the Rosebud Theatre Opera House.
     “The Secret Garden is the perfect show to stage at this time of year because Christmas falls at the darkest time of the year,” says Artistic Director Morris Ertman. “ And because it does, we decorate our world with candles, coloured lights, and brightly wrapped Christmas gifts that cheer up our world with a touch of spring colour. It is a time when we dare to hope that our world could get better if we only gathered together. It is a season when we tell a story about a baby born into the world that offers the promise of peace and a release from loneliness. In the lonely dead of winter, we need to believe that spring will come.”
     Ertman adds, “The Secret Garden is a story that takes place in the middle of a damp winter in England. A dismal and drafty house is woken by the promise of spring when an orphan girl dares to explore (what in our production will be), a frost covered greenhouse garden that feels a lot like an elegant Christmas card. And the show is filled with music that celebrates the human voice in the same way that Christmas carols do.”
     Filled with wonderful music, The Secret Garden is a well-known family story based on the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett and the book by Jim Crabtree. When a young, spoiled girl is orphaned and sent to live with her uncle, things quickly progress from cold-hearted and frosty to warm and loving.
    Witness the inspirational transformation of a neglected garden and the lives of an entire family.
     And let’s not forget about the wonderful Christmas feast beforehand at the Mercantile Dining Room, where the dining atmosphere and music will definitely bring out your holiday spirit. In addition to the Mercantile’s traditional buffet, a plate service menu is also available at the Rosebud Country Inn.

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