TEMECULA ─ The Temecula Valley Players return to the Old Town Temecula Community Theater with “A Christmas Carol The Musical,” Dec. 4-12.
It is Christmas Eve in London, England, in 1850. Based on Charles Dicken’s most popular novel, this tale of redemption, the damaging effects of isolation and the importance of love and compassion are displayed through Ebenezer Scrooge’s transformation from a miserly, greedy and lonely man into an empathetic and kind individual. This story is told spectacularly by some of Broadway’s greatest composers of “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast,” “Disney’s The Little Mermaid,” “Little Shop of Horrors,” “Ragtime,” “Seussical” and “Once on This Island.”
The Temecula Valley Players production is directed by Terri Miller Schmidt, with musical direction by Rachel Pfeifer Green and choreography by Peter Varvel. Celebrating their relaunch season as a resident theater company in Temecula. The theater company, like many other arts organizations throughout the nation, was forced to close their doors due to the coronavirus pandemic shutdowns.
“A Christmas Carol the Musical’ is an Old Town Temecula family tradition. The last time we performed it was December 2019,” Jason Wesley Green, president of Temecula Valley Players, said. “Not having the production last Christmas season left a hole in our community. In fact, this was the show that our local actors looked forward to the most, coming back from the shutdowns. This timeless Charles’s Dickens tale represents the most popular story of all his novels. This show allows the audience to remember that people can repent and change for the better. And people can be forgiven. It lends itself to all the things we love best about the holidays. Mainly serving others first. Charity and goodwill toward our fellow humans. We know that this show will bring family and friends closer together. And… isn’t that what we need now, more than anything?”
The show dates and times are Dec. 4-5, 8-9 and 10-11 at 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 4-5 and 11-12 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $28 for orchestra, $24 for parterre, $24 for balcony and $18 for Wednesday or Thursday performances and are available at http://www.temeculatheater.org or 866-653-8696.
“And it was always said of him that he knew how to keep Christmas well, if any man alive possessed the knowledge. May that be truly said of us, and all of us! And so, as Tiny Tim observed, God bless Us, Every One,” Charles Dickens said in “A Christmas Carol.”
For more information, visit http://www.TemeculaValleyPlayers.com.
Submitted by Temecula Valley Players.