Nationally Touring A CHRISTMAS CAROL One-Night-Only Performance!

CHRISTMAS CAROL 2014 05Lincoln, New Hampshire — November 13, 2015 — Nationally Touring A CHRISTMAS CAROL One-Night-Only Performance!

The 2015 National Tour of A CHRISTMAS CAROL will debut at Jean’s Playhouse on Wednesday, November 25th at 7:00 PM. This is a ONE NIGHT ONLY performance that WILL sell out, so get your tickets early! A powerful story of redemption, Charles Dickens’ A CHRISTMAS CAROL has enchanted audiences the world over with its simple message of Holiday joy. Ebenezer Scrooge, that most unrepentant and miserly of fellows, is made to see the light as he survives a merciless battery of revelations by the ghosts of his own life: Jacob Marley and the Christmas Spirits of Past, Present, and Future. With the music of 26 beloved traditional carols of the season woven throughout this classic tale, this new adaptation of Dickens’ ever popular classic fills the stage with first class professional actors, lush costumes, stunning sets and puppetry, song and dance, a heavy dose of humor, and a timeless message.

The Jean’s Playhouse National Touring Company of A CHRISTMAS CAROL will travel 9,500 miles to 16 different venues in New Hampshire, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Alabama, Texas, Arkansas, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Kentucky, Florida, Missouri and Colorado. Reviews from last year’s nationally-touring production hailed the show for its vitality and humor. Our original script by Jean’s Playhouse Artistic Director Scott H. Severance was first written in a contemporary setting and then translated back into Dickensian 1840s London. The result is a tale set in A CHRISTMAS CAROL’s recognizable 1840s London with language that is vital and accessible to the modern ear. Twelve-by-twenty-four foot sliding projections assist with seamless transitions between scenes, providing moving landscapes that pull viewers into the characters’ world, creating a cinematic experience for a theatrical event. Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors, and $16 for students and children.

Next up at Jean’s Playhouse is PLAZA SUITE by Neil Simon, that genius of contemporary American comedy. Hilarity abounds in this portrait of three couples successively occupying a suite at the Plaza.

A suburban couple take the suite while their house is being painted and it turns out to be the one in which they honeymooned 23 (or was it 24?) years before… and was yesterday their anniversary, or is it today? This wry tale of a marriage in tatters is followed by the exploits of a Hollywood producer who, after three marriages, is looking for fresh fields. He calls a childhood sweetheart, now a suburban housewife, for a little sexual diversion. Over the years she has idolized him from afar and is now more than the match he bargained for. The last couple is a mother and father fighting about the best way to get their daughter out of the bathroom and down to the ballroom where guests await her as Mother yells, “I want you to come out of that bathroom and get married!” PLAZA SUITE is presented by the community theatre group the Playhouse Players on December 11 & 12 at 7:00 PM and December 13 at 3:00 PM.

Jean’s Playhouse operates the professional Papermill Theatre and IMPACT Children’s Theatre Companies in the summer and fall; the community Playhouse Players and Jean’s Teens theatre companies in the winter and spring; as well as a limited year-round guest artist series of magicians, comedians and musicians. Jean’s Playhouse is located at 34 Papermill Drive in Lincoln, adjacent to ongoing construction of the Riverwalk at Loon Mountain site off I-93 Exit 32. Visit JeansPlayhouse.com or call 603-745-2141 for more information.

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Attached Photo: The Spirit of Christmas Present, A CHRISTMAS CAROL December 2014

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