An L.M. Montgomery Christmas

Dec 1 to 23, 2017. 

A Musical by Jeremy Tow, Jeany Van Meltebeke & David Snider
At the BMO Studio Stage, Rosebud, AB

Based on two short stories from the author of Anne of Green Gables, this charming, heartfelt musical originated at the Chemainus Theatre Festival on Vancouver Island in 2000 and was wonderfully received by audiences and critics alike.

Creators include Rosebud School of the Arts instructors Jeany Van Meltebeke and David Snider.

Strangers find common ground on a train bound to Charlottetown one snowy Christmas Eve in the early 1900s. They gather around Aunt Theodora with her overflowing basket, and stories of Christmas miracles past.

"A rich and colourful Christmas story told from a Canadian perspective encompassing hope and tragedy, loss, faith and renewal.... The play is a musical but its lyrical excursions strike a balance in the production and definitely augment rather than dominate the story. An L.M. Montgomery Christmas will appeal to a wide range of audiences from yount to old. Is't a must-see for anyone looking for a fresh accounting of the meaning of Christmas."
- Chris Bush - The Nanaimo New Bulletin, 2000

"There have been more elaborate Noel plays, but none conveys the simplicity of love befitting the season quite like the new musical An L.M. Montgomery Christmas."
- Peter Rusland - Cowichan News Leader, 2000

"A very joyous event that should be around for Christmases to come."
- Robert Mitchell - CBC Radio, 2000

An L.M. Montgomery Christmas Cast
Sarah Joy Robinson Aunt Theodora
Esther Koepnick Lucy Rose/ Young Theodora
Cassia Schmidt Young Mother/ Mrs. Benson
Katherina Stegerman Jimmy/ Georgie
Keisha Wright Tommy/ Jack
Rebbekah Ogden Emma/ Sara
Stuart Giesbrecht Soldier/ Mr. Lurgen
Joel Braun Minister/ Donald
Anja Jonsson Shop Girl/ Mrs. Lurgen
Dale Clark Mrs. Kindernein/ Aunt Elizabeth
Stephen Ellerbeck Conductor/ Mr. Benson
Natalie Kloster Accompanist
Artistic Personnel  
Jeany Van Meltebeke Director/ Set & Costume Designer
Mark Lewandowski Lighting Design & Advisor
Brad. G. Graham Stage Manager
Production Manager Mark Lewandowski
Amy Castro Costume Advisor
Denise Lines Props Advisor
Stephen Ellerbeck Set Advisor