CAC to present ‘A Christmas Carol’ Tuesday

Published 1:08 am Saturday, November 26, 2016

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

CAC executive director Paula Harr said the production includes a cast of 18.

“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.

It’s been 18 years since CAC brought a production of A Christmas Carol to Covington County. The organization scheduled the production last year, but the cast was involved in an automobile accident en route to Andalusia, and the performance was canceled.

“We are praying for safe travels and looking forward to this event,” Harr said. “The tree lighting on the square should be over by 6:30, which gives patrons time to get to the theatre and get into the Christmas spirit.

“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.

Tickets are $15 in advance, and are available at Harold’s. 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.