Tuesday May 8, 2018 10:00 am
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A powerful story of redemption, Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, has enchanted audiences the world over with its simple message of Holiday joy. Ebenezer Scrooge, that most unrepentant and miserly of fellows, is made to see the light as he survives a merciless battery of revelations by the ghosts of his own life: Jacob Marley and the Christmas Spirits of Past, Present, and Future.
With script adaptation, direction, and a flawless performance as Scrooge, by award-winning 40 year theater veteran Scott H Severance, this new adaptation of Dickens’ ever popular classic fills the stage with first class professional actors, lush costumes, stunning sets and puppetry, song and dance, a heavy dose of humor, and a timeless message. With the music of 26 beloved traditional carols of the season woven throughout this classic tale, A Christmas Carol is the perfect way to begin the holiday festivities.
Celebrate the true Spirit of Christmas with this brand new, original production filled with haunting special effects and heartfelt sentiment. A Christmas Carol is delightful and thoroughly entertaining, it is the perfect family holiday event. Filled with beloved music of the season, superb staging, and tremendous artistry, this Carol is a production not to be missed!
This year’s A Christmas Carol will be performed by the North County Center for the Arts (located in Lincoln, NH). NCCA has been providing award-winning theater, music and comedy to the White Mountains region of New Hampshire for nearly 30 years. This glorious production most definitely fulfills the goal in NCCA’s mission statement: “Celebrating and Inspiring Humanity Through Artistic Excellence.”
Reviews from last year’s production of A Christmas Carol hailed the show for its vitality and humor. “I didn’t realize A Christmas Carol was so funny… and truly scary at times!” was the typical response. The original script (performed only by NCCA) was first written in a contemporary setting, and later translated back into Dickensian 1840s London. The result is a tale set in A Christmas Carol’s recognizable 1840s London with language that is vital and accessible to the modern ear. 12’x24′ sliding projections assist with seamless transitions between scenes, providing moving landscapes that pull viewers into the characters’ world, creating a cinematic experience for a theatrical event.
The VPAC is getting in the mood for the holiday season with house-made Wassail (hot English punch) for A Christmas Carol 12/23 only! $8 at the lower lobby bar. Here we come a-wassailing!