A Christmas Carol Wilkes Barre Tickets
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A Christmas Carol, the beloved holiday classic tale by Charles Dickens, has been adapted for the stage as a beautiful Christmas musical. The well-known story of the cranky miser, Ebenezer Scrooge, takes the audience through a series of ghostly adventures as various spirits remind Scrooge what Christmas is all about.
Scrooge is notorious for his mistreatment of fellow humans, including his oft-maligned employee, Bob Cratchit. After a frightening encounter with the ghost of his former partner, Jacob Marley, Scrooge is desperately shaken. Shortly thereafter, the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future visit Scrooge and teach him the value of kindness and generosity. These visitations change his outlook on life. Once his lesson is learned, Ebenezer Scrooge races through the town, making amends for his previous unsavory actions and enjoying his new outlook on life.
A Christmas Carol creators
The musical is based on the popular 1843 novel by Charles Dickens, which has been adapted into various versions, including an animated television show. The music and lyrics for this musical were composed by Alan Menkin and Lynn Ahrens, with a book by Mike Ockrent and Lynn Ahrens.
A Christmas Carol Wilkes Barre tickets
The Kirby Center in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania is an art deco style performing arts center built in a unique trapezoidal shape. This unusual theater is a popular entertainment venue located in the heart of the city, and first opened its doors in 1938. A unique bit of history, the Kirby Center remains an integral and iconic piece of the community. This production of A Christmas Carol is certain to be a wonderful holiday performance.
A Christmas Carol trivia
Charles Dickens was initially commissioned to write a political pamphlet regarding the distressing conditions of child laborers in England, but came to believe a Christmas story with a moral lesson would have a stronger impact on the masses.
The earliest film version of A Christmas Carol was released in 1901, and remains the earliest surviving screen adaptation.
Charles Dickens wrote the manuscript for A Christmas Carol at a feverish pace, finishing the entire novella in a short six weeks.
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