CHRISTMAS CAROL


A Christmas Carol & Dickens Festival

The Merry Olde Streets of London Come to Life!

Christmas Carol the Musical: Starring a brilliant cast of professional and aspiring Tucson actors, Dynamic Live Orchestra, and Astounding Costumes
Meet Charles Dickens Preshow: hear “first hand” how this intriguing author mixed real life inspirations with his vivid imagination to conjure up the unforgettable Christmas Carol characters. This is also a great way to get pre-seating for the show!
Dickens Festival (FREE Admission): Holiday Amusement, Merry Vendors, Scrumptious food & treats, Jolly Musicians & Caroling. Tucson’s favorite university area restaurant, Frog & Firkin, is the featured food vendor for the festival.

SEASON 2019-20

A Christmas Carol - Dec 6th – 15th

Carousel - Feb 28th - March 8th

The Monte Awards - May 9th

Let Freedom Sing - July 4th

West Side Story - July 10th – 12th

DECEMBER 6th – 15th, 2019

Berger Performing Arts Center - 1200 W Speedway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85745

 

WEEKEND ONE

FRIDAY, DEC 6th:   Dickens Festival Opens at 5:00 pm; Meet Charles Dickens Preshow/Pre-Seating @ 6:20 pm and Show @ 7:00 pm

SATURDAY, DEC 7th (Matinee): Dickens Festival Opens @ 12:00 noon; Meet Charles Dickens Preshow/Pre-Seating @ 1:20 pm and Show @ 2:00 pm

SATURDAY, DEC 7th (Evening Show): Dickens Festival Opens at 5:00 pm; Meet Charles Dickens Preshow/Pre-Seating @ 6:20 pm and Show @ 7:00 pm

SUNDAY, DEC 8th (ASL Interpreted Show):  Dickens Festival Opens @ 12:00 noon; Meet Charles Dickens Preshow/Pre-Seating @ 1:20 pm and Show @ 2:00 pm

WEEKEND TWO

FRIDAY, DEC 13th: Dickens Festival Opens at 5:00 pm; Meet Charles Dickens Preshow/Pre-Seating @ 6:20 pm and Show @ 7:00 pm

SATURDAY, DEC 14th (Matinee): Dickens Festival Opens @ 12:00 noon; Meet Charles Dickens Preshow/Pre-Seating @ 1:20 pm and Show @ 2:00 pm

SATURDAY, DEC 14th (Evening Show): Dickens Festival Opens at 5:00 pm; Meet Charles Dickens Preshow/Pre-Seating @ 6:20 pm and Show @ 7:00 pm

SUNDAY, DEC 15th:  Dickens Festival Opens @ 12:00 noon; Meet Charles Dickens Preshow/Pre-Seating @ 1:20 pm and Show @ 2:00 pm

 

Photos from Christmas Carol 2016-18

TICKETS

Adult Ticket (Show and Preshow/Pre-Seating):   $29/Person
Senior (65+)/Military Ticket (Show and Preshow/Pre-Seating):  $24/Person
Student Ticket (Show and Preshow/Pre-Seating): $20/Person
Child  (ages 12 & under) Ticket (Show and Preshow/Pre-Seating):  $15/Person
Adult Ticket (Show Only):   $24/Person
Senior (65+)/Military Ticket (Show Only):  $19/Person
Student Ticket (Show Only): $15/Person
Child (ages 12 & under) Ticket (Show Only):  $10/Person

*Seating for A Christmas Carol is not reserved and is offered on a first-come, first-serve basis.  The Meet Charles Dickens Preshow provides for Pre-Seating as well as a unique author experience.

*Ticket Prices Increase by $5 at the Door

Or call (520) 319-0400

SYNOPSIS: Ebenezer Scrooge is a prosperous curmudgeon who believes that personal wealth is far more valuable than the happiness and comfort of others. With an infuriated "Bah! Humbug!" Scrooge summates his feelings of Christmas tidings and charitable giving, but he's forced to face his selfish ways when three ghosts on Christmas Eve lead him through his Past, Present and Future. Thanks to their guidance, Scrooge recognizes his faults and greets Christmas morning with a cheerful "Happy Christmas" before spending the day reconnecting and sharing love with those that mean the most to him.

Meet the Directors

Susan Stokes, Director

Versatile and multi-talented, Susan brings enthusiasm and expertise to her performing, teaching and directing careers. Susan has appeared in over 40 opera, operetta, musical theater and orchestral works across the US including Violeta in La Traviata, Mimi in La Boheme, and Donna Anna in Don Giovanni. Susan directed the successful Opera on the Streetcar and has written, produced, and directed several children’s shows. She has appeared as Mrs. Fezziwig in Arts Express’ annual production of A Christmas Carol and is slated to direct the 2019 production.

Martin Gaines, Music Director

Martin I. Gaines is from Dell, Arkansas and is pursuing the Doctor of Musical Arts degree specializing in conducting at the University of Arizona. He has served as a graduate teaching assistant assisting with the University Bands and conducting courses while creating and conducting chamber ensemble programs which have collaborated with the UA Lunar and Planetary Labs and UA Dance. As a multiple woodwind artist in musical theater and jazz, Gaines also served as principal clarinetist for numerous ensembles, most notably the 151st Army Band. His conducting career spans scholastic to collegiate ensembles; his school bands and orchestras consistently received top honors, have performed at clinics and conferences across the United States, and in 2015, he was named Teacher of the Year for Oakleaf High School (Florida). Gaines received an M.M. in Conducting from Middle Tennessee State University and a B.M.Ed. from the historic VanderCook College of Music.

Simone Jolivet-Manuel, Choreographer

Simone Jolivet-Manuel, a member of that rare breed of Tucsonans actually born in Tucson. She received her BA from Northern Arizona University and her M.Ed in Elementary Education. Simone began dancing at the age of 7, she continued training over the years with workshops and conventions across the country with high-end choreographers - Savion Glover, Mandy Moore, Paula Abdul, JT Hornstein, Denise Leitner and many others. Currently Simone is in her 13th year at Salpointe Catholic High School and 2nd year choreographing for Arts Express. Simone’s professional achievements include work with Salpointe Pomline, Dance Force-1 Productions, Gaslight Theater and Danswest Productions and the 2001, 2005 and 2009 Link Cotillions. She thanks her husband Scot, children Lincoln and Maxine and her mother, for their support and love.

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