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A Christmas Carol Comes to the Texas Hill Country

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Audiences through the years never tire of the classic story of Mr. Scrooge, a stingy old man-turned young-at-heart giver and lover of life. This has become a yearly holiday tradition for many in Austin, and the quality of the show makes this no surprise.

Audiences witness the spiritual shift of one miserly soul, at first intent on a lonely existence and pursuit of wealth above all else.  We eventually see Scrooge embrace the warmth, connection, and generosity that make this season magical. “A Christmas Carol” joyfully reminds us of what is most important in life—a message most fitting for a time of year when gifts and getting abound, and the hustle and bustle often prevail.

A Christmas Carol Comes to the Texas Hill Country

Photo: Kirk Tuck

While largely an adult audience, “A Christmas Carol” at ZACH Theatre is appropriate for children, and recommended for ages six and older. In fact, children and adults benefit from the message of generosity and personal growth. Children, as well as adults, will enjoy the fast-paced choreography that accompanies the catchy music.

Not your mama’s version of “A Christmas Carol,” this version is set to modern music from artists as recent as Pit Bull. The dancing is phenomenal and the talent exquisite. From notable names like Chanel to lesser known and newer actors, the cast is full of strong voices and talent. Each solo brings the story to life and offers a special glimpse into Scrooge’s evolution and what brought him to his curmudgeonly disposition.

A Christmas Carol Comes to the Texas Hill Country

Photo: Kirk Tuck

What is beautiful about “A Christmas Carol,” particularly this version, is its ability to grip us with a deep story of redemption, all while offering a consistent light-hearted dose of song and dance. The message of hope is strong as we watch the three ghosts facilitate enlightenment within Scrooge. In the end, we see a new version of Scrooge. One that is generous and content. Something we can also hope for this holiday season! “A Christmas Carol” will be performed until December 30, 2018. Get tickets at the ZACH Theater website here.