The Christmas Carol Rag
Date and Time
Friday, December 3, 2021
8:00 to 9:45 pm
This is an in-person event.
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Just in time for the holidays, ARC Theatre offers a jazz-infused rendition of Dickens' Christmas Carol. Set in turn-of-the-Century America, The Christmas Carol Rag is full of romance, redemption, and Ragtime tunes for a family-friendly theatre experience that may be enjoyed either live or online! The show runs live November 26 to December 5 at American River College Theatre, with streaming performances running December 10-11.
In this musical take on the Dickens classic, the character Scrooge is a woman and a cold-hearted sweatshop proprietor during the Ragtime era in New York City, circa 1911. Her story of redemption is still there, of course, but with added humor and a few surprising twists including a wise and wonderful, Yiddish-speaking Ghost of Christmas Past. Scrooge also encounters a Ghost of Christmas Present whose warm, gospel-infused rendition of "Go Tell It on the Mountain" truly opens her cynical eyes. Featuring Ragtime and jazz music by Victor Herbert and George M. Cohan, the show is full of lively numbers like “The Streets of New York” and “If I Were on Stage,” in addition to the more traditional "Deck the Halls" and "What Child is This." The production is directed by Sam Williams, with music direction by David Williams. The talented, diverse cast will be costumed by Gail Russell, whose design work was most recently seen in Capitol Stage's production of Admissions.
Joyous, nostalgic, and moving, The Christmas Carol Rag is simply the perfect way to ring in the holiday season! Live performances will be at American River College Main Theatre, 4700, College Oak Drive, Sacramento. Masks and proof of vaccination are required. Parking is free at the corner of College Oak and Myrtle. For live or online/digital tickets and more information, go to ARCTheatre.org or call (916) 484-8234.
PRODUCTION DATES & DETAILSAmerican River College Theatre PresentsThe Christmas Carol Rag (95 minutes)By Norman Allen • Musical Arrangements by Howard BreitbartDirected by Sam Williams • Music Direction by David WilliamsLive PerformancesFridays/Saturdays November 26, 27, December 3, 4 at 8pmSundays November 28 & December 5 at 2pmStreaming OnlineFriday-Sunday, December 10-11 (see time options online)Tickets: $10