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A Comedic Twist on 'It's a Wonderful Life'

Posted Nov 30th, 2018 in Performing Arts, niagara falls

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A comedic twist on It’s a Wonderful Life, Jump Jive & Jingle is a high-energy, fun-filled family musical, guaranteed to melt the crankiest curmudgeon’s mood, and coldest, icy winter day.

Jump Jive & Jingle—It’s A Wonderful Show

Four grouchy grinches show up at an all-night diner, where a couple of eager employees are attempting to earn their wings on Christmas Eve.

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A comedic twist on It’s a Wonderful Life, Jump Jive & Jingle is a high-energy, fun-filled family musical, guaranteed to melt the crankiest curmudgeon’s mood, and coldest, icy winter day.

From strutting and gobbling like turkeys, to executing the tricky jug-banging dance, to jigging to Christmas in Killarney, the multi-talented cast offers something for everyone in Jump Jive & Jingle.

great performers A super-lifelike Santa belts out a powerful montage of traditional hymns, backed by an amazing chorus. On the secular side of the spectrum, there’s all the hits, from All I Want for Christmas is My Two Front Teeth, to Gramma Got Run Over by a Reindeer, among countless other favourites.

Like sparkly snowflakes, each annual holiday show at Oh Canada Eh? is different, but most feature an appearance by the beloved sassy senior, Aunt Pearl. Played to the hilarious hilt by Melissa Penner—AKA the girl with the million-dollar smile—she’s at her slow-walking, trash-talking, soup-swilling best in this performance.

Sporting her trademark rolled up stockings and gigantic Christmas corsage, every face in the place lights up like the Christmas tree when old Aunt Pearl takes the stage. And when she croons about her long-lost love, Walter, everyone in the audience feels like they’re part of it.

Making audience members feel special is seamlessly woven into the entire Oh Canada Eh? experience. In between acting, singing and dancing, each friendly cast member interacts by serving food and drinks.

a great laugh this holiday seasonThis successful, unique formula has won the hearts of repeat customers on both sides of the border, literally bringing them by busloads to fill the oversized log cabin on Lundy’s Lane. Now in its 25th year, Oh Canada Eh? is Canada’s longest-running dinner theatre, and has racked up countless awards for its family-friendly, fun, top-notch shows.

Each year, OCE’s holiday show raises tens of thousands of dollars to support Project Share.

Jump Jive & Jingle, a two-hour rockin’ musical comedy holiday hit, runs until Dec. 22.

Leave the cooking to OCE. Relax and sing along, while being served a festive five-course meal in the welcoming, warm rustic cabin.

Kick off your family-style feast with fun holiday cocktails—like a Santa Claus-mopolitan, or a Comfort and Joy martini, then sip on a Dirty Snowman coffee with dessert—chocolate maple cake—included with every meal.

Perfect for office parties and for family reunions, group pricing is available for 15 or more guests.

Save now on gift certificates, for the music-lover in your life, at OCE’s lowest price of the year.

Buy a winter musical subscription at $125 per person, which includes all three hit shows: Jump Jive & Jingle, the return of The Show Must Go On—featuring the most beloved music of the 60s and 70s—and new this year, Broadway Showstoppers.

For more info, call the box office at 1-800-467-2071 or visit 

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  • Thanks Debi. I follow Connecting Niagara on Twitter and Facebook as well. It's nice to have a site that promotes local events and organizations. We appreciate the support and promotion of our event.
    ~ Dan M.


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