A Christmas Carol — SPOTLIGHT Kids’ Series
Sunday, December 15, 2019 — 2:00pm
Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre
For Tickets Contact the Ticket Seller at 549-SHOW (7469) or online at www.ticketseller.ca
$14 All Seats
Discounts available for members of the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Society
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A Christmas Carol
The Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Society proudly presents Dufflebag Theatre’s production of A Christmas Carol on Sunday, December 15, 2019 at 2:00pm at the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre. A Christmas Carol is the second show in the 2019/20 SPOTLIGHT Kids’ Series.
Penny-pinching miser Ebenezer Scrooge is well-known across Victorian London for being far more interested in making money than friends. Above all else, he hates Christmas time and its spirit of giving. But on one particular Christmas Eve, several spirits give Ebenezer the surprise of his life, as they whisk him off on a magical journey through past, present and future, to show him the true meaning of the season. From Fezziwig to Tiny Tim, all the favorites are included in DuffleBag Theatre’s exuberant version of the Charles Dickens Yuletide classic! And the best part? YOU could play the main character!
Since starting in 1992, DuffleBag Theatre has performed for audiences throughout Canada and the United States, as well as internationally. Lead by Artistic Director Marcus Lundgren, DuffleBag performs over 600 shows a year. Rather than merely offering a “standard” production for audiences to see, the troupe picks out volunteers from their audience to fill the roles of main characters in each of their productions, making for a fully interactive production that can go in one of multiple directions on any given performance.
Not only does DuffleBag have the ability to appeal to a younger audience due to their reliance upon the re-telling of “classic” tales, Lundgren feels the troupe is also easily able to win the hearts of the parents who attend their shows. “We encourage everybody to come out to the show and have a good time. People can definitely expect a fun, family-oriented evening when they attend one of our shows,” Lundgren says. “What we offer is something that works for people of all ages.”
Doors to the public open one hour prior to the show and free Christmas cookie decorating will be available in the Marie Fleming Hall.
Tickets for A Christmas Carol are $14 for all ages. Call the Ticket Seller Box Office at 250-549-SHOW (7469) or log online to www.ticketseller.ca for tickets and more information.