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A Christmas Classic for the Whole Family

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A Christmas Classic for the Whole Family

UPDATED FOR 2014

With one obvious exception, there is probably no tale that is so closely associated with the holiday season or more embodies what Christmas is all about than Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. This famous tale of a miser’s journey to self-redemption has been re-imagined countless times in novels, plays, musicals, movies and television. For me, it doesn’t truly feel like Christmas until I’ve watched some version of this story and heard that classic line from Tiny Tim, “God bless us, every one!”

While there are countless ways to watch the tale, one of the most entertaining has to be on the stage. Now in its 25th year, Fantasy Playhouse Children’s Theatre production is a great way to share this classic tale and all its magic with your children.


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This version of the tale is from a script adaptation by Deborah Fleischman and Vivienne Atkins with original Music by Jay Tumminello and original lyrics by Vivienne Atkins. New this year is Newt Johnson as music director. Newt, a well-known, local musician, has been working with Vivienne Atkins to update the music with new arrangements and will be adding more live music. Complete with beautiful set and costumes, as well as exciting special effects, this production has become a family tradition for many in the Tennessee Valley and marks the beginning of the Christmas season.

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Dates & Tickets for 2014

Performances are the first two weekends in December with shows at 7 PM each night and matinees at 2 PM on the weekends. Tickets are $20 (Adults) and $14 (17 and under) and may be purchased through the Fantasy Office or online at www.letthemagicbegin.org.


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  • Ebenezer Scrooge is my favorite because he reminds us all how flawed we are and what a miracle our life can be when we address our shortcomings and vow to change!

  • My favorite is probably Ebenezer Scrooge because he shows that you’re never too old to change.

  • Tiny Tim – he has the most reason to be angry and resentful, but he only shows love and spreads happiness.

  • Tiny Tim because he sees things in others that they do not or cannot see in themselves and encourages them to be the very best they can be.

  • Tiny Tim – Because he shows the outlook on life that everyone should have on a daily bases .

  • I like Ghost of Christmas Past cause they usually have a good sense of humor and show scrooge as a child!

  • Ebenezer Scrooge is my favorite character. His change of heart reminds me that no one is ever too old or too set in their ways; that love can melt any heart.

  • Ebenezer Scrooge, though I can’t help thinking of him as Scrooge McDuck everytime I think of the real Scrooge 🙂

  • Strangely, I think I like Scrooge the best. I like seeing how he changes over the course of the story.

  • Tiny Tim~Especially in the Muppets version, because he is so darn cute!!!! 😀

  • Scrooge’s nephew is my favorite. He had true integrity. He stood up for his horrible uncle when no one else would!

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