The Nebraska Theatre Caravan’s ‘A Christmas Carol’ returns to Beaver Creek Tuesday
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What: Nebraska Theatre Caravan’s “A Christmas Carol.”
When: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Cost: $55 adults/$35 children.
Where: Vilar Performing Arts Center, 68 Avondale Lane, Beaver Creek.
More information: 970-845-8497 or www.vilarpac.org.
BEAVER CREEK — The Nebraska Theatre Caravan will perform “A Christmas Carol” on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Vilar Performing Arts Center in Beaver Creek. Perfect for audiences of all ages, this celebrated adaptation of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” features a cast of 24, accompanied by live musicians and Broadway-style scenery and costumes.
This Charles Jones adaptation of the classic is filled with ensemble music and tells the enduring tale in a manner that people of all ages will enjoy. Woven throughout this Victorian version of Christmas magic are new arrangements and renditions of holiday songs such as “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen,” “Here We Come A-Wassailing,” “Good Christian Men Rejoice,” “Away in a Manger,” “Greensleeves,” “The Boar’s Head Carol” and many more. Celebrate another wonderful holiday tradition at the Vilar with Tiny Tim, the Cratchits and that surly Scrooge.
ENDURING CHRISTMAS STORY
When Charles Dickens wrote his “ghostly little tale” in 1843, he couldn’t have known that “A Christmas Carol” was destined to become one of the most beloved holiday traditions of all time. By telling this fable illustrating the unfairness of the Industrial Revolution and the necessity for brotherhood and unselfishness, Dickens gave the world one of its most enduring Christmas stories.
The Nebraska Theatre Caravan, the professional touring wing of the Omaha Community Playhouse, has been touring this adaptation of “A Christmas Carol” since 1979. The Caravan’s Carol is probably the most widely produced production of Dickens’ in the nation, performing in over 600 cities in 49 states and four Canadian provinces and has been seen by more than 3 million audience members.
Tickets to “A Christmas Carol” are $55 for adults and $35 for children and are on sale now at the Vilar Center Box Office (970-845-8497/ http://www.vilarpac.org).