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My star turn as the Ghost of Christmas Past

Have you heard the buzz about A Christmas Carol? No, not Disney’s fancy-schmancy animated version starring some guy named Carrey as Scrooge—the reading at Church of the Redeemer on December 6, in which Toronto stalwarts of the stage and page will bring Dickens’ classic to life with nothing but our voices and our affection for the ultimate Christmas yarn. I’ll read the Ghost of Christmas Past.  I’m honoured to be sharing the microphone with actors Peter Donaldson and Eric Peterson, children’s author Tim Wynne-Jones, and jack-of-all-creative-trades Kevin Sylvester and ballerina-turned-filmmaker Veronica Tennant. I’d love to see you there.The merriment starts at 2:30; tickets cost $25 for adults, $15 for students and seniors. To book yours, call the church at 416-922-4948.

Proceeds from the reading will support the hot lunch that the church serves to the needy five days a week. Dickens would approve. As for me, I’m already smiling at the thought of being part of this, despite my long-entrenched “Bah, humbug!” streak. This year I’m not rolling my eyes at the sight of Christmas trees in early November. I may soon be humming along to “Silver Bells.” And any day now, I’ll have to see Disney’s Christmas Carol. I hear this Carrey guy can do extraordinary things with his face.

 

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