The Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Society proudly presents Monster Theatre’s A Christmas Carol on Sunday, December 9th at 2:00pm and 4:00pm at the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre. A Christmas Carol is the second of four shows in the Society’s 2012/13 Kids’ series.

Monster Theatre (The Shakespeare Show, Mini Masterpieces) offers a thrilling new take on Charles Dickens’ classic Christmas tale. Two actors portray over 50 characters in this heartwarming re-telling of a Christmas classic featuring puppets, songs, dance numbers and flying ghosts that the whole family can enjoy.

“This A Christmas Carol honours Dickens’ original work, but adds a layer of comedy, heart, and spectacle that you wouldn’t usually get in a traditional staging.” says Artistic Producer and actress Tara Travis.

In addition to telling the familiar story we all know and love, Monster Theatre’s A Christmas Carol is also about a theatre company scrambling to assemble a cast for their opening night. “We love the play within the play.” says Travis, “Yes, it’s the tale of Ebenezer Scrooge and his journey through time to see the error of his ways, but it’s also about the theatre company putting on the show.”

Monster Theatre’s enthusiasm and commitment to presenting classic stories to young audiences shines through in this production. “Each member of our company has a really special memory of the first time we experienced the wonder of a live production.” says Travis, “Those experiences shaped all of our lives, and it feels so good to think that we may be having the same impact on our young audience members.”

Filled with cheerful humour and Christmas cheer, A Christmas Carol delights audiences of all ages, and even provides a few willing audience members an opportunity to star in the show. “Come with an open mind and an open heart! Bring your friends and family! This show is for everyone.” says Travis.

“There’s so much silly humour and ridiculous fun in the show, but ultimately, like Dickens’ original A Christmas Carol, it’s about treating people well and sharing in the true meaning of Christmas.” adds Travis.

The Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre would like to thank the following sponsors for their generous support: TD Canada Trust, Nixon Wenger, Silver Star Mountain, Capri Insurance, Planet Clean, the Vernon Morning Star, the Okanagan Advertiser, the Silver Star Motel, the Department of Canadian Heritage, the British Columbia Arts Council, the Regional District of the North Okanagan, and the Family Resource Centre.


Brian Van Wensem
Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre
3800 – 33rd Street
Vernon, British Columbia
V1T 5T6
p. 542 9355


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