TheatreSquared’s A Christmas Carol opens Nov. 29

Photo: Wesley Hitt

How do you know the holiday season has begun in Fayetteville?

There are several ways, but one of them is to see if A Christmas Carol has begin their annual run at TheatreSquared. My that measure, the holiday season will in fact be in full-effect next week.

T2’s adaptation of the classic holiday story officially opens their show on Nov. 29 at their state-of-the-art theatre at 477 W. Spring Street in Fayetteville.

TheatreSquared offers a fresh, original take co-written by T2s Amy Hertzberg and Robert Ford on Dickens’ classic tale.

From the description of the show:

The story opens in a Victorian library on Christmas Eve, days after Dickens’ novel was released—selling out in just six days. As a young girl awaits her parents long after closing time, a librarian takes pity on her and opens her last copy of the brand-new book. Soon, their world is transformed and they journey along with Ebenezer Scrooge on a fantastic journey through past, present, and future. The ghosts have arrived with a timely message—but will it be enough to save him? With song, dance and more than a little holiday magic, this lively stage adaptation will delight audiences of all ages.

This year’s show will be directed by Dexter J. Singleton, who understands what the tradition of performing the show has meant to families in Fayetteville over the years.

“The story touches on classic themes of love, belonging, and family, which is always relevant, no matter the year,” Singleton said.

The show stars James Taylor Odom as Ebenezer Scrooge, a role he originated in 2019, along with Yetunde Felix-Ukwu, Cora Kemph, Emme Fletcher, Bryce Kemph, Gabriel Franco-Kull, Christopher Alexander Chukwueke, Steven Marzolf, Charlie Clark, Lydia Dye, Beatrice McCue, Stephanie Shum, Halley Mayo, Felicity Smith, and Tatiana Watts.

“Audiences will delight in the show’s performers, ” Singleton said. “The show features a cast of T2 favorites, local children, and adult artists from across the NWA community.”

Performances are scheduled from November 29 through December 24, with 7 p.m. performances on Tuesday through Saturday, 1 p.m. pm matinees on Saturday and Sunday. Extra performances include a 7 p.m. show on Sunday, December 17 and a 1 p.m. show on Friday, December 22 .

Tickets to the show range from $20-$71, with special prizing available to children under 16.

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