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Shrewsbury, MA – The sights and sounds of the holiday season come alive once again in the 10th Anniversary Production of A Christmas Carol at The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts, December 15 – 23. Generously sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, this is New England’s largest production of the Charles Dickens classic.
New and returning cast members tell the story of curmudgeonly miser Ebenezer Scrooge, who is visited by the ghosts of Christmases Past, Present and Future. This brilliant musical, set with timeless music, colorful costumes and spectacular lighting and scenery, follows Scrooge as he discovers the true spirit of the holiday season. Featured in this 10th anniversary production are Shrewsbury residents Carter Siebels as “Peter Cratchit” and Scott Caron as part of the ensemble.
Directed by Shrewsbury resident and President and CEO of The Hanover Theatre, Troy Siebels updates his innovative adaptation each year to provide a new, yet familiar experience, and audiences can expect more magic than ever in 2017. The show includes an array of spectacles from special effects to spectacular flying stunts. The production also offers a unique sound with musical accompaniment by the theatre’s Mighty Wurlitzer Organ, which has more than 2,400 pipes.
A sensory-friendly performance will be held December 17 at 11 a.m., and enhanced audio descriptive services and ASL interpretation will be available at the December 17, 4 p.m. performance. Audiences are also invited to stay after the December 20, 7 p.m. performance for a post-performance discussion with members of the cast. For information on student matinees, contact Kelly Rourke, education assistant, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 508.471.1765.
Tickets to the 10th Anniversary Production of A Christmas Carol start at $28, with discounts available to members of The Hanover Theatre, seniors and groups of 10 or more. Students and kids are half price. Tickets are available online at TheHanoverTheatre.org, by phone at 877.571.SHOW (7469) or at The Hanover Theatre box office located at 2 Southbridge Street in downtown Worcester.
About The Hanover Theatre
The Hanover Theatre continues to draw over 197,000 patrons annually with world-class performances and headlining acts including Broadway hits (“Les Misérables,” “Kinky Boots”), comedians (Dave Chappelle, Jay Leno, Jerry Seinfeld), musical acts (Neil Young, Aretha Franklin, John Legend, Tony Bennett) and everything in between (“A Christmas Carol,” Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, Alton Brown, Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson). POLLSTAR consistently ranks The Hanover Theatre as one of the Top Theatres in the World. After nine seasons, the award-winning, historic theatre continues to establish its place as a world-class performing arts venue, acting as a catalyst for the economic development of downtown Worcester. The Hanover Theatre’s recently acquired 551 Main Street houses new function space, offices, rental space for a restaurant on the ground floor and The Hanover Theatre Conservatory for the Performing Arts on the lower level.
Worcester Center for Performing Arts, a registered not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization, owns and operates The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts and Conservatory. All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.