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GINTA – We need to keep it real — that’s where the magic lives

(Image: Caravan Theatre Company)

I’D RATHER NOT DRIVE on a day when the weather predictions call for heavy snowstorm. But we had already bought the tickets and it would have taken a lot to make us miss this unique performance.

We left Kamloops by 6:00 p.m., aiming to arrive before 8:00 p.m. when the show started. Near Armstrong, that is.

You may have guessed already that we were going to see a rendition of Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker by the Caravan Farm Theatre. (The performance director was Manon Beaudoin.) A close friend saw one of the theatre’s performances last year and was charmed.

She advised us to go if we have the chance. We knew the story but past that, we had no idea what to expect other than the fact that spectators were to be in horse-drawn sleighs for part of the show.

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Daniela Ginta is a mother, scientist, writer and blogger. She can be reached at daniela.ginta@gmail.com, or through her blog at http://www.thinkofclouds.com.

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