White Rock’s Winnie-the-Pooh Christmas Tail production has Langley star

Bria Pickering, who previously played Piglet, will bounce around on stage as Tigger this year

The hundred acre wood can be visited on a White Rock stage this Christmas; the production of A Winnie-the-Pooh Christmas Tail returns Dec. 7 and 8 with the help of an Aldergrove actress.

Bria Pickering, a 12-year-old Aldergrove actress played the role of Piglet last year, but has moved on this time around as the energetic, fun-loving tiger Tigger.

“Piglet was a bigger role but Tigger is a lot more fun and active,” Pickering said, noting that the roles were polar opposites. “I was supposed to be shy when I was Piglet but Tigger is more energetic”

“I can be both,” she added, “shy sometimes and then I love to dance around and be hyper.”

Put on through the Surrey Youth Theatre Company, the organization is celebrating 23 years of crafting family holiday entertainment.

Directed by Susan Pendleton, the company teaches young people meaningful life skills, builds their self-esteem and fosters their creativity while preparing committed young people to continue their passion for live theatre.

Pendleton said A Winnie-the-Pooh Christmas Tail is full of enchanting songs and beloved characters, that see them embark on a holiday adventure of sharing, caring, friendship and joy.

Read More: The Electric Express returns to Cloverdale

Set in the Hundred Acre Wood, Pooh and his friends set out on a mission to make their friend Eeyore happy for the holidays, searching for his missing tail in the process.

Young cast members from the Fraser Valley tackle the iconic characters of Tigger, Piglet, Owl, Rabbit, Kanga, Baby Roo and, of course, Winnie-the-Pooh.

“[SYTC] is very welcoming and makes you feel like you are part of the family,” Pickering explained. Though she felt the experience was fun, Pickering told the Langley Advance Times that a career as a nurse might suit her better.

Productions run 4 and 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec 7, and 4 p.m. on Dec 8 at the White Rock Community Centre, 15154 Russell Ave.

Run time is one hour.

Tickets and more information is available at www.surreyyouththeatre.ca.

_________________________________

Is there more to this story?

Email: ryan.uytdewilligen@langleyadvancetimes.com

Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter

_________________________________

Just Posted

‘Godfather’ of co-housing makes a stop in Langley

Architect and author Charles Durrett spoke about the community concept on Sunday

Langley tots invited to come dance around to live holiday tunes

Rose Gellert String Quartet aims to introduce classic music to children

Centennial Centaurs best Kelowna Owls 84-81

Coquitlam team emerges as 2019 Boys TBI Champions at the Langley Events Centre on Saturday night

VIDEO: Magic of Christmas draws more participants, bigger turnout

Annual event was projected to attract more than 5,000

Aldergrove Rotary Club adds its annual twinkle to downtown

Its a yearly tradition for club members to oversee the Christmassy light fixtures going up

VIDEO: SNL skewers Trudeau’s mockery of Trump in high school cafeteria sketch

The three world leaders won’t let Trump sit at the cool kids’ table

B.C. universities post $340 million worth of surpluses thanks to international student tuition

Students call for spending as international enrolment produces huge surpluses at many universities

Conservatives urge Morneau to deliver ‘urgent’ fall economic update

Morneau says the first thing the Liberals plan to do is bring in their promised tax cut for the middle class

INFOGRAPHIC: How much money did your local university or college make last year?

B.C. university and colleges posted a combined $340 million surplus in 2018/19

B.C. creates $8.5M organization to improve safety for health care workers

Group will bring together unions, province, health care organizations

Four men in hospital after early morning Vancouver stabbing

A large group of men was seen fighting in Yaletwon

Kovrig clings to humour as ‘two Michaels’ near one year in Chinese prison

Their detention is widely viewed as retaliation for Canada’s arrest of Chinese high-tech scion Meng Wanzhou

B.C. VIEWS: An engine that hums right along

First Nations are leading a new surge of investment in B.C.

Most Read