A Christmas Classic for the Whole Family


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.