'A Christmas Carol' at Meadow Brook Theatre in Rochester
The Charles Dickens classic hits the stage in time for the holidays – Nov. 16-Dec. 23, 2012 – for a 31st year at this Oakland County venue
The Charles Dickens classic tale A Christmas Carol returns to the stage at the Meadow Brook Theatre in Rochester for its 31st annual production.
Thomas D. Mahard – a local actor who has been a part of the production for 28 years – leads the cast in his well-honed role as Ebenezer Scrooge, the notorious old crank who hates holiday cheer until his encounter with the three ghosts of Christmas.
"The story is universal, has a compelling (and) solid plot, memorable characters and a protagonist whose journey and subsequent change is touching and inspiring," says Mahard of the play, on Meadow Brook Theatre's website.
"In the areas of spectacle and sound, Meadow Brook is unmatched," he adds. "The meticulously timed scene changes, the massive revolving set, the evocative sounds and the magical lighting effects convey a stunning image to viewers."
The show is open to kids and adults ages 5 and up, making it a great family holiday theater choice. Younger children are not admitted because some of the scenes – especially those with the ghosts – will be too frightening for little ones.
Meadow Brook is Michigan's largest producing professional theater, its website notes – meaning you're in for a high-quality, hometown stage treat that won't cost as much as those big-bang touring shows. It's located on the campus of Oakland University.
A Christmas Carol hits the stage at the Meadow Brook Theatre in Rochester Nov. 16-Dec. 23, 2012. Ticket prices range from $15 to $39.
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