As the holiday season draws nearer, a brand new series of Christmas shows is headed your way! If you’re looking for the perfect family adventure, we have the best one for you. Theatre in the Park’s A Christmas Carol is set to have another run this year!
Now in its 50th year, Theatre in the Park’s A Christmas Carol will continue to bring joy and delight to audiences from all over the nation. It’s a poignant re-telling of the tale of what Christmas is all about, and it is perfect for the holiday season. Ira David Wood III’s beloved musical comedy will capture your hearts and bring happiness to all.
Immerse yourselves in this magical tale with all your loved ones! A Christmas Carol will run at the Durham Performing Arts Center in Durham, North Carolina from the 13th to the 17th of December 2023. As one of the most sought-after holiday shows in the state, tickets are selling out fast! Click ‘GET TICKETS’ to secure your spots at the show before they sell out.
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“A big, bold, glorious production featuring a cast of almost 100, a sprawling set, and original music!” – BroadwayWorld.com
“A comedic, Raleigh-centric twist on the Charles Dickens book that includes new twists every year to delight the audience!” – Walter Magazine
A Christmas Carol is a beautiful tale that genuinely sparks the holiday spirit. One of the holiday wonders of North Carolina is Theatre in the Park’s production of this timeless tale. A Christmas Carol initially premiered in 1974, and it starred Ira David Wood III as Ebenezer Scrooge at only 26 years old. Now, the production is heading for its 50th annual year and is marked as a monumental event as the star of the show turns 76 years old!
“I can’t believe it, either,” Wood says. “I tell everybody I started the show at age 12, which makes me feel a little better. But I was 26 when we opened, and I’ll turn 76 in November. So it seemed like the time was right to hang it up, pass the torch. I just thought that nobody wants to see a 76-year-old running around in tights anymore.”
Theatre in the Park’s production of A Christmas Carol is one of the most successful theatre productions in North Carolina. People from all over the state flock to witness this comedic take on the magical Christmas tale – also due to Wood’s ever-so-dazzling performances! Every year, the show adds new updates; it always feels like your first time seeing it. It’s undeniable that this exact production of A Christmas Carol is North Carolina’s standard of getting into the Christmas Spirit!
Wood is always excited to reprise his role as Scrooge – a role that he embodies so well. The success of the show can be attributed to his commanding stage presence. He said, “Performing the role of Scrooge has become a lot like playing in a Super Bowl game! It takes an enormous amount of preparation and practice prior to the big day. Once you’re on the field, you give it everything you possibly can muster. I must admit that the rest during ‘half time’ is now greatly anticipated and appreciated. After all, I’m still doing a role that was initially created by and for a man in his twenties. With each passing year, it’s gratifying to know that I can still hit the mark.”
The production follows the traditional Charles Dickens story, as the grumpy man Ebenezer Scrooge meets the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future. In this glorious tale of finding the true meaning of Christmas, Theatre in the Park added its own twist: comedy! When you come to the show, expect a heartwarming tale that will fill the audience with lots of laughter. This is indeed a big, bold, glorious production featuring a cast of 100! Plus, it has a marvelous set with unforgettable original music.
A Christmas Carol by Theatre in the Park has garnered critical acclaim and numerous accolades. They even held tours in England and France! Some of its most notable awards include the Metro Ovation Award and the Triangle Arts & Entertainment Reader’s Choice Award. The production has also received proclamations from the Mayor of Raleigh and the Governor of North Carolina, Proclamations from Compiegne, France and Kingston-Upon-Hull, England, and the distinct privilege of being the first theatrical production staged at DPAC. Lastly, it was hailed as one of the Top 20 Events in the Southeast!
This year marks a monumental event for the company as they celebrate half a decade of performances. It’s going to be a special set of performances you simply cannot miss! Theatre in the Park’s A Christmas Carol will be live at the Durham Performing Arts Center in Durham, North Carolina, from the 13th to the 17th of December 2023.
Join the show! This is your chance to start a new family tradition or continue an old one. The whole family is sure to have an unforgettably marvelous time at this show! Remember: Theatre in the Park’s A Christmas Carol is one of the most popular productions in the area! If you wish to witness the live performances of the talented cast, you must secure your tickets as early as now. Select your preferred date and click ‘GET TICKETS’ right now before it’s too late!
Ebenezer Scrooge and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future will see you soon.
“One of the most successful shows in North Carolina theatre history!”
“This is not your grandparent’s version of the Charles Dickens’ classic!”