A Christmas Carol Returns for Its 22nd Year at the Alliance Theatre

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A Christmas Carol at Atlanta's Alliance TheatreA Christmas Carol, Alliance Theatre’s annual holiday gift to Atlanta, returns November 25, 2011 for its 22nd season. A Christmas Carol introduces a surprise this season (you might want to warm your singing voice before you arrive).

The most heartwarming story of the season comes to life with holiday carols, stunning stage magic and your favorite Atlanta actors. Directed by Rosemary Newcott, Artistic Director of Theatre for Youth, A Christmas Carol has become a tradition for many families around the southeast. In a new-this-season surprise, audiences are forewarned to warm up their singing voices before arriving.

In this tale of redemption, Ebenezer Scrooge goes to sleep on Christmas Eve as a miserly, stone-hearted man and awakens on Christmas Day with a compassionate and benevolent heart after his encounter with three ghosts. Chris Kayser returns as Scrooge for his 19th appearance in this Broadway-scale production. 

The Alliance will host five Family Days for performances of A Christmas Carol – 12/8, 7 p.m.; 12/15, 7 p.m,; 12/16, 8 p.m.; 12/21, 2:30 p.m.; and 12/22, 2:30 p.m. To truly celebrate the holiday season with your family, join us on one of our five Family Days. Choirs will sing holiday favorites and families will have the opportunity to take a commemorative family photograph.  Family packages with special pricing are available. 

Performances are Thursdays at 7  p.m., Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 2:30 p.m. and 8 p.m., and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., November 25 – December 20, 2011. Performances are Wednesday through Friday at 2:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. and Saturday at 2:30 p.m., December 21–24, 2011. There will be no evening performances November 27 and December 4, 2011. In addition, no performances will be held on December 9, 2011. 

Opening Night for A Christmas Carol is Thursday, December 1, 7 p.m. 

Tickets start at $25 and are available at The Woodruff Arts Center Box Office or by calling 404-733-5000 or visiting online at www.alliancetheatre.org/achristmascarol. Discount rates for groups of 10 or more are available by calling 404-733-4690. Discount rates are also available for members of the military, seniors and students. The Alliance Theatre is located at The Woodruff Arts Center, 1280 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30309 – at the corner of Peachtree and 15th Street, in Midtown Atlanta.

A Christmas Carol is part of the Delta Families Series on the Alliance Stage.

Additional Sponsors:  A Christmas Carol is sponsored by The Coca-Cola Company, Delta Air Lines – Official Airline of the Alliance Theatre; Marriott Residence Inn – Official Hotel of the Alliance Theatre; The Home Depot – Set Construction Sponsor of the Alliance Theatre; and Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.

Production of A Christmas Carol is made possible with grants from the City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs, the Fulton County Arts Council, the Georgia Council for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.