Theater: 'A Christmas Carol'

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BRATTLEBORO — Vermont Theatre Company continues its 34th season with "A Christmas Carol" as it returns for the holidays by popular demand. For its fourth year with Vermont Theatre Company. For three years local audiences have been thrilled by this production of one of the modern world's most beloved stories. The story of Ebenezer Scrooge, a lonely miser whose life is forever changed when visited by spirits of Christmases past, present, and yet to come, still speaks to us with the same import it did when first published a 174 years ago.

This year's production is adapted and directed by Jessica Gelter with James Gelter, Katy Peterson is musical director and Eli Coughlin-Gilbraith as stage manager, and is produced by Robert Kramsky.

Bruce Holloway will play Scrooge, leading a stellar cast that includes James Gelter as the narrator, with actors Jon Mack, Jonathan Reid, Sophie Bady-Kaye, Shannon Ward, Meredith Lewis, Gavin Holloway, and Zoe Peterson. The musical ensemble includes Nell Curley, Krista Coughlin-Galbraith, Marit Bjerkdal, Jonathan Kinnersley, Tony Grobe, and Ryan Buck.

With the spirit of giving that the story implores in mind, VTC will be accepting food donations throughout the show-run to help local individuals in need. Bring a non-perishable food item to any performance to receive $1 off your ticket. All food donations will be delivered to the Groundworks Drop-In Center in Brattleboro. There will also be an opportunity to sign up to work with others to cook a meal for the drop in center sometime over the winter months.

The story, along with the beautiful music and the intriguing former train station venue (made of rocks quarried from nearby Mt. Wantastiquet), are sure to delight audiences of all ages.

Performances will take place over two weekends, on Dec. 8, 9, 10, 14,15 and 16, at the Brattleboro Museum and Art Center, 10 Vernon St. Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances begin at 7 p.m., Sunday, at 3 p.m. Tickets are $15 general admission and $13 for students and seniors, and $5 for children under 10 years old. Tickets may be reserved by calling 802-258-1344 or by emailing vtcreservations@gmail.com. For more information, please visit Vermont Theatre Company on Facebook, Twitter, or at vermonttheatrecompany.org.














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