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10/4/2018 Member News
The St. Petersburg City Theater presents A Christmas Carol

The St. Petersburg City Theater presents A Christmas Carol

 

Who:                St. Petersburg City Theater

 

When:               December 7 - 16, 2018 (Friday and Saturday Evenings @ 7:30 pm; Sunday Matinees @ 2 pm)

 

Where:              4025 31st Street South, 33712 in St. Petersburg with easy access to and from I-275.

 

Cost:                Performance Pricing: $20 for Adults, $15 for Students and $10 for 10 and Under.

 

Why should you cover it? This would be great support for this local arts association and provide a community service for a historic, local non-profit theater company.  This 93-year old organization relies solely on ticket sales and donations to meet annual operating costs to fund its productions.  Community volunteers manage, operate, plan and produce all aspects of the theater’s shows and programs that involve children and teens to seniors well into their 80’s. The acting talent is incredible and this production will prove that the thriving arts community in St. Petersburg is only getting stronger.

 

Here’s What’s Happening:

St. Petersburg City Theatre will stage A Christmas Carol as the Holiday Presentation of its 94th season.

Scrooge, Tiny Tim, a host of beloved characters and strolling carolers come to life in this spectacular production of the most loved holiday story of all time. In one night Scrooge sees his past, present and future come to haunt him and discovers the true meaning of Christmas.

 

A Christmas Carol was written 172 years ago and yet it feels as if it could have been ripped right from today's headlines.  Greed and selfishness still plague us.  Wonton avarice abounds.  However, each year we come together to celebrate Christmas and once again we reach out to one another with charity and forgiveness.  This was true in 1843 and is still true today.  The St. Petersburg City Theatre’s version of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol reminds us of the importance of compassion and love for humanity that should be pertinent every day of the year. 

 

Director David Middleton has assembled a cast of seasoned performers from around the Tampa Bay area.  The production features a cast of 45, many of which are family units performing together. These plus a cast of other veteran actors add a special touch to this adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.  It’s a delightful way to celebrate the Christmas season with the entire family.

 

Special Tribute Performance:  Thursday, December 6th, the show will be performed in tribute to many local service organizations.  Their volunteers, families and beneficiaries will be invited to this special performance as a community outreach thanking them for their continued support of St. Petersburg and its people.