Theater Department continues long tradition, performs “A Christmas Carol”

 

“A Christmas Carol” is premiering in the K Building Theater Friday, November 23 at 7p.m.

Auditions were held at the beginning of the term but rehearsals began 6 weeks ago. The cast consists of 47 student actors and 17 young actors.

Amelia Barrett, the director said this script by William J. Norris “was written for COD specifically. This script premiered here in 2006 and we do it every two years.”

She said it has become a family tradition for people in the area to come see the show. One time when they didn’t perform “A Christmas Carol” there was a big uproar and people were very upset.

The show is an hour long with no intermission “to make it family friendly, so everyone from toddlers through grandparents can come and enjoy it.”

Since they are not performing in the MAC due to construction, they have “had to make a lot of adjustments to fit that many people on the new stage,” said Barrett.

Many people have seen “A Christmas Carol” before and Barrett has previously directed it but she says, “With a different cast and a different stage, it becomes a new show.”

They are also running a food drive supporting People’s Resource Center. Non-perishable food items will be accepted at all performances.

The show runs until December 2. Tickets are available at the MAC box office or at 630- 942-4000. They can also be purchased online at http://www.AtTheMac.org.

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