A Christmas Carol Ballet (A Unique Ballet Experience)
Directed by Coleen Kehl
In December of 2016 the StageWorks Projects original version of this beloved Holiday classic returned to the Stoughton High School Auditorium stage. Complete with Ebeneezer, Tiny Tim, and all your favorite characters, you are sure to leave the theatre filled with the holiday spirit.
The Story of "A Christmas Carol"
The story begins on a "cold, bleak, biting" Christmas Eve in 1843 after the death of Ebenezer Scrooge's business partner, Jacob Marley. Scrooge is "a squeezing, wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching, covetous, old sinner!" who has no place in his life for kindness, compassion, charity or benevolence. He hates Christmas, calling it "humbug", and rudely turns away those who seek donations from him to provide a Christmas dinner for the Poor.
Returning home that evening, Scrooge is visited by Marley's ghost. Marley warns Scrooge to change his ways lest he undergo the same miserable afterlife as himself. Scrooge is then visited by additional ghosts – each in its turn, who accompany him to various scenes with the hope of achieving his transformation.
The first of the spirits, the Ghost of Christmas Past, takes Scrooge to Christmas scenes of his youth, which stir the old miser's gentle and tender side by reminding him of a time when he was more innocent. They also show what made Scrooge the miser that he is, and why he dislikes Christmas.
The second spirit, the Ghost of Christmas Present, takes Scrooge to Christmas dinner at the home of Scrooge's impoverished clerk Bob Cratchit, with his wife, daughters and his youngest son, Tiny Tim, who is seriously ill but cannot receive treatment due to Scrooge's unwillingness to pay Cratchit a decent wage.
The third spirit, the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come, harrows Scrooge with dire visions of the future if he does not learn and act upon what he has witnessed including Tiny Tim's death.
When Scrooge awakens on Christmas morning we learn whether he has profited from his terrifying nightmare or whether he will remain bitter an miserable for the rest of his life.
Produced by Stage Works Projects, Inc. at Stoughton High School Auditorium, 600 Lincoln Ave, Stoughton, WI 53589
Performances: December 3-4, 2016
Evening Show: Saturday, December 3rd - 7:30PM Show
Matinee Show: Sunday, December 4th - 1:30PM Show
Ticket Prices: All tickets are general admission, ticket process $14
Call 608-873-0717 for reservations or more information.