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WST For Kids Presents A Christmas Carol!

October 15, 2010

Photo by Mark Garvin
PHILADELPHIA, PA: The Walnut Street Theatre for Kids' production of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol has become a welcomed holiday tradition for families all across the Delaware Valley. This delightful musical adaptation of Dickens' classic novel is a wonderful and fun way to honor tradition while celebrating the joys and warmth of a holiday favorite. A Christmas Carol runs from December 4- December 18 on the Walnut Street Theatre Mainstage.

Ebenezer Scrooge (Benjamin Lovell) is a "bah, humbugging" miser who despises any glimmer of holiday happiness. Cheer is costly and good-will is bad for business. This Christmas, however, things are a little different! Old Ebenezer experiences a change of heart while traveling through his past, present and future on Christmas Eve. Join us in witnessing the transformation Scrooge undergoes as his three ghostly guests open his eyes and his heart to the magic and merriment of the season.

Walnut Street Theatre audiences will get a glimpse into A Christmas Carol of 1840's London, with an original score based on the musical stylings of the mid-19th century. The show will feature authentic instruments, sets and theatrical special effects of the time period. Children of all ages will be simply astounded seeing a show at the nation's oldest theatre presented exactly as it would have been in the 1840's, an experience unique to the Walnut.

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