THE SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS COMES TO THE WHEELER IN TOURING PRODUCTION OF A CHRISTMAS CAROL
Aspen, CO (Dec 12, 2016): The Wheeler Opera House will be haunted by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future when the national tour of A Christmas Carol arrives on Friday, December 23 at 6:30 PM. This annual touring show produced by PerSeverance Productions features a new script and state-of-the-art theatrical design providing a fresh, new take at the Charles Dickens classic. Tickets are $38-$58 and are selling fast. Contact the Wheeler Opera House Box Office (970.920.5770/ aspenshowtix.com) for availability. The Wheeler Opera House is located at 320 E. Hyman in Aspen.
With script adaptation, direction, and performance as Scrooge by award-winning forty year theater veteran Scott H. Severance, this new take of Dickens’ popular classic fills the stage with seasoned actors, lush costumes, stunning sets and puppetry, song and dance, a heavy dose of humor, and a timeless message. Plus, this new production features 26 beloved traditional carols of the season woven throughout the classic tale.
This national tour of A Christmas Carol will travel 9,500 miles to 16 different venues in New Hampshire, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Alabama, Texas, Arkansas, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Kentucky, Florida, Missouri and Colorado. Over 16,000 people will attend this production during the length of the tour, which utilizes 12’x24′ sliding projections that assist with seamless transitions between scenes to provide moving landscapes that pull viewers into the characters’ world, creating a cinematic experience for a theatrical event.
The original script (performed only by this company) was first written in a contemporary setting, and later translated back into Dickensian 1840s London. The result is a tale set in A Christmas Carol’s recognizable 1840s London with language that is vital and accessible to the modern ear.