The magic of Christmas is coming your way! From the middle of the country, thousands of miles from the heralded squares of art and culture, erupts a revered tradition: A Christmas Carol by the Nebraska Theatre Caravan. The Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center welcomes A Christmas Carol to the stage on Wednesday, December 12, 2007 at 7:30 p.m.
Combining supernatural with the sentimental, Charles Dickens delighted both children and grown-ups alike by discovering that there were ghostly spirits involved in the mystery of the Christmas spirit. The best known— and best loved—phantoms in literature are the spirit guides who magically transport the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge through time and space in a quest for the true meaning of Christmas.
The Nebraska Theatre Caravan’s production of A Christmas Carol follows the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, who has lost his only friend, his business partner Jacob Marley. Seven years have passed since Marley's Christmas death, and Scrooge has not changed a bit. He still refuses to give to the poor, suggesting that for them perhaps the only place better than prison is the grave. He still only grudgingly gives his employee Christmas day off, and he still refuses his nephew's offer of Christmas dinner. He dismisses the whole holiday as a "Humbug." But, on this particular Christmas, his dreary home will be visited by ghosts.
A Christmas Carol is the perfect opportunity for students to experience a rewarding and meaningful performance of one of literature’s greatest Christmas stories. Students of all ages will delight in the magical stage performance. To help children make curriculum connections with this timeless classic, a study guide for the show, along with a “meet the characters” page and an activities page (including quizzes, games and more) are available by clicking on the publicity link at www.nebraskatheatrecaravan.com.
Tickets may be purchased by calling the ArtsLine at 1-800-846-2787 or 814-269-7200 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Tickets are $35. Discount tickets of $33 are being offered to senior citizens (over 65 years of age) and members of the Pitt Johnstown Alumni Association. Student and Children tickets are only $10. There is a $2 handling fee on telephone and mail orders. The box office is open for in-person sales from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The box office also opens one hour before performances. For additional information visit www.upj.pitt.edu/ArtsCenter.
A special Christmas Carol Theme Dinner is available to all Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center patrons at Sunnehanna Country Club. Dinner, including tax and gratuity, round trip transportation starting at the Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center to Sunnehanna Country Club can make for an exciting evening. A variety of packages beginning at $25.00 p.p. are available and can be purchased by calling the PPAC Box Office at 269-7200 or 800-846-2787.
Dinner, Orchestra Tickets and Transportation: $66.00 per person
Dinner, Tickets: $58.00 per person
Dinner and transportation (No Tickets): $32.00 per person
Dinner only: $25.00 per person
The Buffet Dinner begins at 5:15 p.m. and includes:
Warm Christmas Wassail Punch
Cream of Mushroom Soup
Holiday Salad with Pomegranate Vinaigrette
English Cut Prime Rib, Au Jus
Fresh Roasted Turkey with Chestnut Stuffing and Natural Gravy Whipped Potatoes
Baked Acorn Squash
Fresh Brussel Sprouts and Seasonal Vegetables
English Muffin Bread
Pumpernickel Dinner Rolls
Don't be a Scrooge! Join us at the Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center on Wednesday, December 12, 2007 for Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol.