- Posted December 2, 2013 by
La Crosse, Wisconsin
A College Christmas Carol
by Charles Dickens
Adapted by Barbara Field
Directed by Mary Leonard
December 6-7 & 12-14 at 7:30 p.m.
December 7 & 8 at 2:00 p.m.
Toland Theatre, Center for the Arts
Tickets go on sale beginning Monday, December 2 at 1:00 p.m
The University of Wisconsin La-Crosse's theatre program is an average size. But to pull off A Christmas Carol it takes not only the cast of 54 individuals but around 75 more volunteers, students, faculty and staff to create this Christmas magic.
Opening night, December 6th is quickly approaching with lots of work that lingers. The director, Mary Leonard, is optimistic and leads her team with great enthusiasm and determination.
The University Theatre Department puts up A Christmas Carol every four years and this is Leonard's fourth time. She has explained she finds a lot of joy in doing it many times and it is just as exciting this time around.
This adaptation by Barbra Field gives the audience a clear story of Charles Dickens' beautifully crafted words about mortality and the true meaning of Christmas.
The full cast is gearing up and getting excited to share in this tradition and story. Rehearsals began in late October and now that tech week has arrived, all of the elements will be added: costumes, hair and makeup, lights, sound, full sets, and the cast of about 10 children will be added!
Please come out and celebrate in this lovely show. Call the Box Office at 608-785-8522. Monday-Friday 1 PM - 4 PM.