The Highland Arts Theatre is proud to announce the return of its much-lauded musical production of Charles Dickens’ classic, A Christmas Carol, running from December 10th to December 15th at the HAT.
The beloved yuletide yarn, adapted and musicalized by the HAT’s own Artistic and Executive Director, Wesley J. Colford, incorporates a full set of English Christmas carols and the latest and greatest in high-tech lighting, sound, and theatrical effects. The production — now in its record sixth year — will also make use of the former St. Andrew’s impressive bell tower and 40-foot pipe organ, taking full advantage of the hall’s acoustics and atmosphere.
The result, if past productions are any indication, will be a Christmas experience like no other.
“This production is going to be a world of fun!” says Chris Corbett, who plays the vile, penny-pinching Ebenezer Scrooge, taking over the role from George Mackenzie. “For actors of a certain age, this is a boon. I played Scrooge several years ago under the direction of Brian Gallivan and I’m equally pleased to embody the character under Wesley Colford’s direction. So far, I’ve had a fantastic time getting my legs under me and finding the right pacing with my co-conspirators.”
A Christmas Carol has been a staple at the HAT since the theatre’s very first holiday season back in 2014. Touted as “taking full advantage of the scale and production capabilities of the newly-renovated Highland Arts Theatre,” Wesley J. Colford’s adaptation, with musical direction by Barb Stetter and choreography by Cynthia Vokey, has warmed the hearts of Cape Bretoners ever since.
You’ll now get another chance to break the winter doldrums with the Cape Breton classic, A Christmas Carol, premiering Tuesday, December 10th at 8:00 PM at the Highland Arts Theatre, 40 Bentinck Street.
Seats can be reserved at the HAT Box Office (open 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Monday to Friday), over the phone at (902) 565-3637, or by visiting the Highland Arts website.