Befana’s Star: A Traditional Italian Christmas Story

Date: December 13, 2014

Time: 19:00

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Snuggle in with your ‘famiglia’ for this beloved Italian holiday story! Legend has it that on January 6th, also known as ‘Epiphany’, a bright star appears in the eastern skies leading The Three Magi to Bethlehem to meet the Child King. Inspired by their quest, an eccentric old Italian woman decides to follow this star herself and bring some of her cakes and cookies as gifts to the child. In the Italian tradition, the old Befana still flies through the skies on the eve of the Epiphany delivering gifts to all the children around the world.  Join BellaLuna’s ensemble Susan Bertoia, Stefano Giulianetti and Marco Soriano and more, in a colourful retelling of this story with live music, puppets and Panettone!!

Two Performances (at 4:00pm and at 7:00pm) at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, Burnaby BC. Tickets for this lovely event will be $10.00 and can be purchased online: or by phone: 604-205-3000

For more information please contact BellaLuna Productions, Susan Bertoia at: [email protected]

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