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Liberty Theater to produce 'A Christmas Carol' as winter musical


Dr. Kyle Terry as Scrooge in the 2011 production.

DAYTON-Liberty Theater Manager Mike Ferrians announced a change in the programming for the Winter musical, it will be A Christmas Carol, a reprise of their original production from 2011. The originally announced production of The Sound of Music will not take place. This version of A Christmas Carol was developed for the stage from the Charles Dickens book by Mike Ferrians and Brenda Henderson. The play is scheduled to run from November 12 through December 5, 2020.

Ferrians said, "In light of changing plans and extenuating circumstances due to the unprecedented situation this year, this show will allow us comfortably to produce an old familiar favorite story, perfect for the holidays."

The play faithfully reproduces Dickens' tale and will be enriched by the classic sounds of Victorian carols common in Victorian England and will include exquisite period costuming and beautiful hand-painted backdrops. The stage version written by Ferrians and Henderson was picked up by schools across the country in the years following the 2011 show, and even discovered by a community theater company in Nottinghamshire, England, who asked permission to perform their version.

Auditions are yet to be scheduled and may need to be submitted by video. Stay tuned for further information.


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