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Occurs on Friday December 8 2023

Approximate running time: 2 hours


Strathspey Performing Arts Centre
PO Box 235
11156 Route 19
Mabou NS B0E 1X0

Event Notes


The Ha Ha Holiday show that promises to deliver great music and la-la laughter. Sing along to some of your favourite Christmas music and laugh away your cares with some quirky characters. The Holidaze crew is set to deliver a unique seasonal celebration full of good feelings and Christmas spirit.

Featuring Canadian singer, songwriter and actor Heather Rankin, best known as a member member of the multi-platinum selling musical group The Rankin Family. Heather’s unmistakable, angelic voice wraps listeners in coziness and nostalgia as she shares songs from her Christmas album Imagine as well as some of the most-loved Christmas classics. Heather also shows off her comedic chops as part of the Holidaze team, with hilarious consequences.

Happy Ha Ha Holidaze also features Jenn Sheppard, a Cape Breton singer, songwriter and actor with extensive performance experience on stages and in studios. A member of The Island Girls, and Yours Truly Cape Breton Music and Comedy show, Jenn released a solo album (The Good Ground) in 2021 and shares her powerful vocals through originals and old favourites in the Holidaze experience. Always up for a laugh, Jenn’s original characters can be expected to make an appearance to make sure the mood stays light.

Singer, songwriter and actor Terrance Murphy is a well-known member of the Holidaze crew. Often referred to as "the man with 1000 voices”, Terrance has been applauded for recreating iconic performances from legends like Roy Orbison, Kenny Rogers, Willie Nelson and more. As the front man for the popular party band The Privateers, Terrance has a wealth of live performance credits but is also an experienced television voice actor. Terrance brings his stellar vocals and impersonation skills to the Ha Ha Holidaze show.

Featured performers will be joined and backed by an incredible quartette of award-winning musicians: Colin Grant, Fred Lavery, Stephen Muise and Emily Dingwall.

Happy Ha Ha Holidaze is a music and comedy Christmas experience, set to let you enjoy over two hours of your favourite (and new!) Christmas sounds, stories and characters.

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