It isn’t Christmas if you’re not enjoying a feel-good story, is it?
Tales told through music, books, movies and theatre are all part of the holiday spirit, contributing to those warm fuzzy feelings and good cheer. Well did you know Whistler has its own little Christmas tale?
A Whistler Vacation is a locally written production about a tourist family faced with the predicament of their son’s lost teddy bear, unscrupulously tossed off a chairlift, which takes the family, a couple of scrappy Whistler locals and the magically come-to-life bear itself on an entertaining and incredible journey.
The brainchild of local writer and performer duo Ira Pettle and Brandon Barrett, the story comes from a commitment to stepping up Whistler’s creative arts and a desire to provide a production that would appeal to visitors and locals alike, while providing plenty of adult humour in a family-friendly production.
It sounds like no small feat but the team pulls it off, and after a sell-out premiere in October at the Whistler Writers Festival, the performance is back just in time for the holidays at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler on December 21st.
It’s just the kind of perfect outing and feel-good story that makes the holidays feel like the holidays. Throw in some well-cast locals, irreverent jokes and a whole lotta heart into a Whistler-based story and you’ve got yourself a stand-out show