Today and on December the 15th at 7:30pm the West End Cultural Centre, the Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra will be presenting their own unique take on the 1966 Christmas Classic “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.” This is a show that will have all audience members singing along and swinging like a real Who from Whoville!
Joining the WJO will be veteran Winnipeg Jazz singer Helen White and actor and comedian Quinn Greene. Greene will be harnessing his inner Boris Karlov to replicate the crustiness of sourness of Mr. Grinch.
This show is sure to be very entertaining. As Greene says, “It is really a fusion of theatre and comedy along with the Jazz Orchestra. It’s a very unique show… one of a kind really. Richard Gillis has done such an amazing job of adapting this amazing soundtrack and some other Christmas pieces…to really jazz them up and make them really vibe.”
Alongside the swingin’ WJO, Greene will be joined by jazz vocalist Helen White. White has a great voice and is a true veteran of the Winnipeg jazz scene. She also has a fantastic sense of humor that is sure to engage audiences. Just like the improvisatory element that Jazz has, Greene and White will be shticking it up on stage with the band. “Helen absolutely brings that energy…so we are really playing on that stage and discovering things every show that make it more fun and exciting,” states Greene.
The show is very family friendly and audiences are encouraged to come dressed up in their favorite holiday dress; so break out that ugly Christmas sweater, or come dressed as a Grinch or a Who and swing and bop to the Sounds of the Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra, Helen White and Quinn Greene.
There are three opportunities to see the WJO’S “The Grinch Who Stole Christmas:
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2022, 7:30 pm
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2022, 1:00 pm - one hour (-ish) show ideal for school groups and seniors
(contact firstname.lastname@example.org for group pricing and invoices.)
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2022, 7:30 pm - with sign language interpretation
All of the performances will be at the West End Cultural Centre (WECC) 586 Ellice Avenue