‘A Christmas Carol’ comes to Potter Center stage in Broadway-style musical

November 5, 2019

Enjoy Charles Dickens’ most beloved holiday story, “A Christmas Carol,” as you have never seen it before when it comes to the Potter Center at Jackson College at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22.

This celebrated Charles Jones adaptation of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol from Nebraska Theatre Caravan is rich with thrilling ensemble music, alive with color and movement and is created to tell this great and enduring tale in a manner that people of all ages will enjoy. Prepare for the holiday season with this classic story, as popular today as it was 150 years ago, urging us to honor the spirit of Christmas in our hearts and try to keep that spirit year ‘round. Woven throughout this production are beautiful new arrangements and moving renditions of holiday songs such as God Rest Ye Merry GentlemenWassail WassailGood Christian Men RejoiceAway in a MangerGreensleevesThe Boar’s Head Carol and many more. Featuring a cast of 23 performers, live musicians, and Broadway-style scenery and costumes, audiences cherish this sumptuous holiday classic.

In this adaptation for the stage, one actor plays Ebenezer Scrooge. Each of the 23-member ensemble supports both the story and the music with exceptional singing and dancing, while each taking on a significant character as the story unfolds. The current directors and designers of this production do not attempt to stray from Charles Jones’ original concept. As stewards of the production, they strive to convey to each company of players the integrity and the magic intrinsic to the piece.

Jones was the founder and creator of the Nebraska Theatre Caravan. In 1975, his musical adaptation of “A Christmas Carol” was first produced on stage at the Omaha Community Playhouse, where he served as executive director and theatrical visionary for 25 years. Charles’ stage adaptation of “A Christmas Carol” has been performed in theatres across the country and in Omaha for over 35 consecutive years.

Tickets for “A Christmas Carol” are $35, $32, $25 and $10* and may be purchased by calling the Potter Center Ticket Office, 517.796.8600, or online at www.jccmi.edu/pottercenter.

*$10 tickets available for children 12 years and under. Must be purchased with a minimum of one adult/full-price ticket. 10% off Buyers Choice discount does not apply to $10 tickets.