In-person audiences suspended until further notice as per the order from BC Public Health Officer's order.

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Virtual events for December

December 7, 2020

The public health order on November 19 from BC’s Provincial Health Officer forced the Sid Williams Theatre Society to suspend in-person audiences and focus on virtual events for the remainder of the calendar year.

While a normal December event schedule would have almost 20 live performances, this year will offer 10 virtual performances for audiences to enjoy.

On Saturday December 12, a favourite Scottish deity comes out of quarantine to expound on everything from “washing your hands” to “booty smooches” in an all new, hilarious hour of comedy in God Is A Scottish Drag Queen Pandemic Edition. Creator and star Mike Delamont recorded this special performance a few months ago in front of a socially distanced audience in Winnipeg and he is happy to share it with Comox Valley viewers.

In the week leading up to Christmas, there are two holiday productions to enjoy.

Ballet Victoria’s The Nutcracker, which has five streaming times between Friday December 18 to Sunday December 20, is a family tradition updated for a 21st century ballet production. This original Christmas tale is danced to the timeless score of the Nutcracker with humorous pantomime, beautiful costumes, magic, and surprises too. Although this year’s work has been adapted for a reduced cast, this timeless tale will spark magic and spread holiday cheer to enthrall the whole family!

The Sid Williams Theatre Society has teamed up with Courtenay Little Theatre to present the heartwarming theatre production audiences have come to expect over the holidays, right from the comfort of the couch. A Staged Reading of A Christmas Carol will be available on four different dates – December 23, 24, 26, and 27. Streaming tickets are pay what you can by donation and donations will benefit both Courtenay Little Theatre and the Sid Williams Theatre Society. The annual holiday production provides critical financial support for both organizations and any contributions are gratefully accepted.

Ticket sales and streaming of virtual events are done through the streaming platform ShowTix4U, which means purchases are done through a 3rd party and not the theatre society’s internal ticketing program. This is a temporary measure as the Sid Williams Theatre Society works to build the infrastructure to use their existing ticketing system and website for sales and streaming.

A page with information about streaming can be found on the theatre’s website under “Tickets & Info” for questions about the system requirements for streaming virtual events, how an event can be streamed to a TV, and more.