Need a little push to get in the holiday spirit? Well, grab you red scarf and your red shoes and head for A Noise Within to see their production of Charles Dickens’ A CHRISTMAS CAROL. There will be no more humbug-ing from you!
That’s because the play is just so lovely, so colorful, and so full of music that you will not be able to resist it. This is the third consecutive year that A Noise Within presents A CHRISTMAS CAROL for the holidays, precisely because it is so enjoyable and well-received. It will be performing through Dec. 23, and it can make for a wonderful holiday outing with your family. This play “allows families to once again take a supremely theatrical journey, and celebrate the transformative power of forgiveness during the holidays,” said Geoff Elliott, who adapted the play from the novella and who plays the part of the Scrooge. (He is pictured above along with yours truly.)
Elliott does a great job transforming from a grouchy man with zero holiday spirit into an appreciative, thoughtful, and thankful uncle who remembers the mistakes of his past, the importance of family ties, and the need to ensure himself a happier future. Along with him is a professional cast that includes Freddy Douglas as the Narrator, Deborah Strang as the Ghost of Christmas’ Past, Jill Hill as Mrs. Cratchit, Rafael Goldstein as Fred, and Stephen Rockwell as Mr. Cratchit.
Someone in your group will be singing “Glorious,” a most lovely song that is part of the play, all the way home. Promised! A CHRISTMAS CAROL at A Noise Within is appropriate for all ages, 90-minutes long without an intermission.
Single tickets are $48. Student rush (with I.D.) tickets are $20, available one hour before each performance. Tickets for youth 17 and under are $34. Gather a group of 10 or more people and tickets become $25 for adults and $18 for students. Check out specific dates and availability at http://www.anoisewithin.org. The theater is located at 3352 East Foothill Blvd.
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