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A CHRISTMAS CAROL: THE MUSICAL


A Classic Beginning to Christmas


Come one and all; begin the Christmas Holiday season with a musical flare! Charlotte's Andromeda Community Theatre, under the direction of Sarah Shoemaker, will present the classic tale of Scrooge and Tiny Tim, A Christmas Carol. In conjunction with the Charlotte Performing Art Center there is to be a limited, single weekend, presentation of the story we all know, we all love, from Charles Dickens.  This will truly be an event to be experienced by the entire family as well as a treasured memory to be shared.


This classic tale has been remade into a Broadway musical by Alan Menken (Disney's Beauty and the Beast, Disney's The Little Mermaid, Little Shop of Horrors) and Lynn Ahrens (Ragtime, Seussical, Once on This Island). Follow the transformation of Ebenezer Scrooge from the crotchety old miser into a new and compassionate man as he rediscovers the forgotten joys of life. With the help of Tiny Tim, and three spirits who show him results from the errors of his ways, you will be entertained, moved, and learn the true meaning of the holiday spirit. This will prove to be the finest way to begin the holiday season - an opening to the Christmas holiday you will be talking about for years to come!


Sarah Shoemaker has brought together over 40 very talented cast members to bring this story to life. She has drawn on her years of personal experience in directing, voice and choreography to provide a unique and most exciting program. There promises to be large dance scenes woven in with splendid musical numbers. And of course there is always the omnipresent Scrooge trying to foil or understand the entire change.  This will prove to be an entertaining night for all who can attend.


The single weekend date is Friday December 2nd and two showings on Saturday 3rd at Charlotte’s vast and inspiring Performing Arts Center at Charlotte High School.   Tickets are expected to sell quickly so plan ahead and purchase early. You do not want to find yourself a week later wishing you could have attended.

Past Performances: 2016

LOVE LETTERS


Andromeda Community Theatre’s current production is LOVE LETTERS, by A. R. Gurney, in cooperation with Your Charlotte Performing Arts Center and the Eaton Area Senior Center.


"Have you ever loved someone who touched every part of your life? Have you ever loved someone across time and distance? Share in the story of Melissa and Andrew as they grow together in life and love through the power of the pen. A. R. Gurney's beautifully haunting and touchingly funny play, LOVE LETTERS, tells the story of a 50-year correspondence between shy, flighty Melissa Garner and solid, ambitious Andrew Makepeace Ladd III. Told through the reading of their letters, LOVE LETTERS was a finalist for the 1988 Pulitzer Prize and has been performed world wide in countless languages.”


This production will have two Valentine’s Day performances (February 14, 2016) at 2pm and 6pm. The show will be held at the Eaton Area Senior Center.   


Love Letters is being directed by Jeffrey P. Hayes (Charlotte Performing Arts Center) and Assistant Director Frank Boston (Andromeda Community Theatre).


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