When it comes to holiday stories, none is more timeless than Charles Dickens’ classic tale, A Christmas Carol.
This week, local company TheatreSquared will bring that story to life with an original production of the Dickens classic, set to kick off with a preview show on Thursday, Dec. 5, followed by a four-week run through Dec. 29.
A Christmas Carol (as if you don’t already know) is the story of the heartless, greedy Ebenezer Scrooge, who receives a wake up call after being taken for the ride of his life by four ghosts on Christmas Eve.
TheatreSquared artistic director Robert Ford said the show was an easy choice for the company.
“We’re delighted to bring Northwest Arkansas its first original, professional stage production of this enduring classic,” he said.
The professional cast for A Christmas Carol includes Jeffrey Baumgartner, Noah Chacon, Jenny Guy, Bryce Kemph, Kathy Logelin, Justin Scheuer, John T. Smith, and Nate Stahlke. The creative team includes Morgan Hicks (director), Megan Truscott (scenic designer), David Stoughton (lighting designer), Holly Payne (costume designer), Will Eubanks (sound designer), Ginny Headrick (properties designer), Joseph Fletcher (stage manager), Emily Bohannan (assistant stage manager), and Josh Tillotson (technical director).
T2 managing director Martin Miller said that despite the winter weather in the forecast for Thursday, as they say in show business, the show must go on.
“We have plenty of availability since many folks have exchanged,” Miller said. “Anyone who makes the trek will find some hot chocolate and a great show waiting.”
Tickets are on sale now at the Walton Arts Center Box Office, and can be reserved by calling (479) 443-5600 or by visiting theatre2.org.
Tickets range from $22 to $36. A limited number of $10 tickets are also available for patrons under the age of 30 through the theatre’s “30 Under 30” program. The performance will run 90 minutes with no intermission and is suitable for all ages.