Arts Council presents ‘Christmas Carol’ this weekend

Published 12:00 am Thursday, December 17, 2015

The production includes 18 cast members, plus a local chorus of 15.

The production includes 18 cast members, plus a local chorus of 15.

The Covington Arts Council will present a musical adaptation of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” this Saturday night.

CAC executive director Paula Harr said the production includes a cast of 18, as well as a 15-member chorus of local students.

“It is a fantastic production,” she said. “And it has the makings of a perfect family night out, without leaving home.”

A Christmas Carol tells the story of a bitter old miser named Ebenezer Scrooge and his transformation into a gentler, kindlier man after visitations by the ghost of his former business partner Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come. The production is adaptation of Dickens’ novella first published in 1843.

“This production is scary at just the right times, and heartwarming at the right times,” Harr said.

The local students who are participating in the chorus were nominated by their teachers, she said. It’s been 17 years since CAC brought a production of A Christmas Carol to Covington County.

“The elephant in the room is they are presenting this in Montgomery at the Shakespeare Festival,” Harr said. “They do that often. This is an opportunity to support a local arts organization, and see a great production.”


After the production, Scrooge and Tiny Tim will pose for photographs and sign autographs in the lobby, she said.

“By Saturday night, there should be a nice chill in the air, but the story will warm your heart.”

Tickets are $15 in advance, and are available at Harold’s, The Star-News, and Young’s Florist. Tickets are $18 at the door.

The performance is a 7 p.m. in the Dixon Center for the Performing Arts on the LBW campus.