A Christmas Carol
November 30 - December -23
Charles Jones' adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic
Directed by Jason Spitzer
Sponsored: Merrill Lynch/Bank of America and Brad & Dina Martin
Media Sponsor: The Best Times, Valpak, WRVR 104.5 FM The River
Season Presenting Sponsor: First Tennessee Foundation / ArtsFirst
Season Sponsor: The Arthur F. and Alice E. Adams Foundation
Photo caption: Barry Fuller (l) as Scrooge and Chuck Hodges as Ghost of Christmas Present in A Christmas Carol at Theatre Memphis, November 30 – December 23, 2012.
The 35th annual production of A Christmas Carol at Theatre Memphis is coming back to the stage with an additional Saturday matinee performance for 2012. The veteran stage actor Barry Fuller returns as Scrooge and a A Christmas Carol director Jason Spitzer returns as well. After record breaking attendence in 2011, the 2012 cast will be scurrying around a London-scrim set that Christopher McCollum, current resident scenic designer at Theatre Memphis, designed for the traditional holiday classic. Patron requests for a family package of tickets to the holiday event have been answered with a new Holiday Family Pack for tickets to A Christmas Carol that are good through December 9, 2012. The package contains two adult and two youth/student tickets for only $60. Additional youth/student tickets can be purchased at the same time as the Pack is purchased for only $10 each. There is a limit to one Holiday Family Pack per family.
A family favorite tradition in Memphis, A Christmas Carol tells of Ebenezer Scrooge who is approached by the ghostly vision of his former business partner, Jacob Marley, and then sets out on a journey of exploration that ultimately results in Scrooge's enlightenment. With Fuller returning to play Scrooge for his 12th time at Theatre Memphis, he has stated that "… each new production is as fulfilling as the last." Fuller was the original Scrooge in the first TM production in 1978.
Spitzer, has traveled to other cities and theaters to see their productions of the show. "Having seen some of the other productions," he says, "I am very confident and feel good about what we are doing and where we are with this concept. And I am pleased to be working with Barry, the original Scrooge. He is the Scrooge to end all Scrooges!"
Theatre Memphis Executive Producer Debbie Litch agrees. "What could be more special than to re-create a show that is so dear to so many Memphis families with the man that started it all for us as Scrooge? Barry is a true gentleman and professional and we are very proud that we are able to continue to bring back this gift of ours to the community …with him"
Performance dates for A Christmas Carol are November 30 - December 23, 2012.
Thursdays and Fridays at 7pm
Saturdays at 3pm and 7pm
Sundays at 3pm and on December 16 also at 7pm
Added performances December 18 and 19 ( Tuesday and Wednesday), at 7pm
Tickets are $28 for adults, $15 for students with a valid ID, $10 for children under 12. Call 901.682.8323 to purchase tickets or go online to www.theatrememphis.org.
Theatre Memphis is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization located at 630 Perkins Extended (corner of Perkins and Southern) and is a community theatre whose mission is to provide outstanding theatrical experiences to enrich the lives of our audiences and participants.
Visit our website at www.theatrememphis.org.
Theatre Memphis receives funding from ArtsMemphis, Tennessee Arts Commission and National Endowment for the Arts.