The Vilar Performing Arts Center (VPAC) is pleased to announce their continued, timeless tradition of presenting the holiday classic, Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol on Saturday, December 23 at 3:30PM and 7:30 PM. The touring production, from Lincoln, New Hampshire’s North Country Center for the Arts, features a new script adaptation, direction and performance as Scrooge by award-winning and forty year theatre veteran Scott H. Severance. Single tickets for the show are $65 for adults/$35 for children and are available now at the VPAC box office (970-845-8497; www.vilarpac.org. The VPAC is located under the ice rink in Beaver Creek Village (68 Avondale Lane, Beaver Creek, Colorado).
The new production utilizes a large ensemble of professional actors, scenic design featuring state of the art technology, as well as 26 traditional carols of the season to tell the classic tale of the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge, who is made to see the light as he survives a merciless battery of revelations by the ghosts of his own life.
The North Country Center for the Arts (NCCA) has been providing award-winning theater, music and comedy for nearly 30 years, following their mission statement: “Celebrating and inspiring humanity through artistic excellence.”
This national tour of A Christmas Carol will feature an original script (performed only by NCCA) which 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. Celebrate the true Spirit of Christmas with this original production filled with haunting special effects and heartfelt sentiment. A Christmas Carol 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!