A look at upcoming arts and d entertainment events in the Annapolis Valley:
The Game’s Afoot
The danger and hilarity are nonstop in this glittering, farcical mystery. Ken Ludwig’s ‘The Game’s Afoot’ or ‘Holmes for the Holidays’ will be on stage at CentreStage Theatre in time for the holidays.
It is December 1936, and Broadway star William Gillette, admired the world over for his leading role in the play Sherlock Holmes, has invited his fellow cast members to his Connecticut mansion for a weekend of revelry. When one of the guests turns up dead, the festivities in this isolated house of hidden rooms and state-of-the art gadgets quickly turn dangerous.
Remaining dates are Dec. 7 and 8.
Front of House opens at 6:45 p.m. for the evening performances and 1:15 p.m. for the matinees.
Tickets are: adults $15; seniors/ students $12; children, age 12 and under, $5. CentreStage takes cash or cheques only. Reservations are recommended and are held until 15 minutes before show time.
Call 902-678-8040 for reservations.
Go Online: www.centrestagetheatre.ca
On the screen at Fundy Cinema
Fundy Cinema screens ‘Puzzle’ on Dec. 9 at 4 and 7 p.m.
Producer Marc Turtletaub’s ( Little Miss Sunshine) goodhearted and deeply compassionate directorial debut tells the story of Agnes (Kelly Macdonald), an unassuming housewife who comes to recognize her unspoken hopes and dreams through the unlikely avenue of competitive jigsaw-puzzling.
Shows are at Al Whittle Theatre, 450 Main St., Wolfville. Tickets are $10 and available 30 minutes before screening.
Go Online: fundycinema.ca Go Online: f acebook .com/Fundy-Cin- ema-1692183731024542 e Phone: 902-542-1050
‘The Man Who Invented Christmas’ at King’s Dec. 14 King’s Theatre in Annapolis Royal screens ‘ The Man Who Invented Christmas’ Dec. 14 at 7 p.m.
In 1843 London, author Charles Dickens finds himself in financial trouble after writing three unsuccessful novels in a row. Desperate for a hit, Dickens relies on real-life inspiration and his vivid imagination to bring Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim and other classic characters to life in “A Christmas Carol,” forever changing the holiday season into the celebration known today.
The Man Who Invented Christmas tells of the magical journey that led to the creation of Ebenezer Scrooge (Christopher Plummer), Tiny Tim and other classic characters from A Christmas Carol. Directed by Bharat Nalluri (MISS PETTIGREW LIVES FOR A DAY), the film shows how Charles Dickens (Dan Stevens) mixed real life inspirations with his vivid imagination to conjure up unforgettable characters and a timeless tale, forever changing the holiday season into the celebration we know today.
Starring Dan Stevens and Christopher Plummer.
Tickets are: $11 Adult, $10 with Film Buff Card, $8 Youth.
Doors open 45 minutes before show time.
Go Online: www.kingstheatre. ca
Beauty and the Beast by Greenwood Players
The Greenwood Players Theatre Group presents a pantomime ‘Beauty and the Beast’ until Dec. 8 at 7 p.m. and Dec. 9 at 2 p.m. at 14 Wing Greenwood Morfee Centre on 24 School Road, Greenwood.
The pantomime is a wonderful love story, with beautiful songs and lots of laughs too, a must see treat for the entire family.
Tickets – cash only -- at the door.