First published in 1845, The Little Match Girl has served as inspiration for countless books, films, and songs. Erin and Brad wanted to create a piece written specifically for Victoria and Fernwood, celebrating light, music and community in the dark days of winter.
This Little Light features many of the real (and fictional) characters who make up this special neighbourhood and during each performance there will be a different and very special guest star.
This staged presentation is presented in partnership with the Canadian College of Performing Arts. Their Company C Studio Ensemble features Devin Arams, Will Carr, Forrest Elliott, Derry Oshust, Chase Sander, Kira Renee, Jesse Deutscher, Madeleine Humeny, Amber Landry, Frankie Mulder, Hannah Ockenden, Miranda Sheepwash, Victoria Stolting, Charlotte Thompson, Ainsley Harrington, and Julie Mombourquette.
Erin and Brad have also been working with students and teachers at George Jay Elementary School, Central Middle School and Victoria High School. Choirs from each school will also be starring in This Little Light.
Jane Johanson Director
Erin Macklem Book & Lyrics
Brad L’Écuyer Music & Lyrics
Bryan Kenney Lighting Designer
Rainer Roth Musician
Paul Tedeschini Sound Design
Patricia Reilly Wardrobe
Jessica Schacht Stage Manager
Ainsley Harrington Assistant Stage Manager
Julie Mombourquette Assistant Stage Manager
Special Performances & Notes
Mustard Seed Food Bank Collection
In the spirit of the season the Belfry will be collecting non-perishable food items for the Mustard Seed Food Bank during the run of the show.
Sunday, December 18 at 2 pm
For our patrons with low or no vision, we’ll offer a VocalEye performance during This Little Light. Trained Audio Describers provide descriptions of the visual elements of the show, allowing people with low vision to enjoy the theatrical experience without missing any of the details.
Benefit Performance for Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island and the Actors’ Fund of Canada
Sunday, December 18 at 2 pm
Proceeds from this performance will be shared equally with Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island (formerly the Queen Alexandra Foundation for Children) and the Actors’ Fund of Canada.
This Little Light is generously supported by the BC Arts Council, Larsen Music and 98.5 The Ocean.
The Belfry is generously supported by The Times Colonist, Thrifty Foods, Cook’s Day Off and Helijet.
The Belfry is funded by the Canada Council for the Arts, the Province of BC, BC Arts Council, CRD Arts Development and the City of Victoria.
Tickets for This Little Light are $10 for Students and $22 for Adults (plus GST). Tickets are available at 250-385-6815 or online at tickets.belfry.bc.ca. Prices are subject to change.
Seniors – 10%
Members of the Military – 25%
Groups (10 or more) – 10%
Performance Schedule (December 10 - 23, 2016)
Saturday, December 10 at 7:30 pm - Preview
Sunday, December 11 at 2 pm - Preview
Tuesday, December 13 at 7:30 pm - Opening Night
Wednesday, December 14 at 11 am - Morning Show
Wednesday, December 14 at 7:30 pm
Thursday, December 15 at 1 pm - Matinee
Friday, December 16 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, December 17 at 4 pm - Matinee
Saturday, December 17 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, December 18 at 2 pm - Matinee
Tuesday, December 20 at 7:30 pm
Wednesday, December 21 at 7:30 pm
Thursday, December 22 at 7:30 pm
Friday, December 23 at 1 pm - Closing Matinee
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