Hans Christian Andersen’s short story The Little Match Girl has been turned into a new Belfry Theatre musical, This Little Light, running December 10 – 23, 2016.
Created by Erin Macklem (Book and Lyrics) and Brad L’Écuyer (Music and Lyrics) and directed by Jane Johanson, This Little Light stars members of the Canadian College of Performing Arts Company C Studio Ensemble and will feature students from George Jay Elementary School, Central Middle School and Victoria High School.
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. 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.
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.