Waycross Area Community Theatre is proud to present “A Christmas Carol, The Musical” as their holiday production this season. WACT is celebrating its 50 Anniversary during the 2022-2023 season.
A Christmas Carol is the Broadway adaptation of Charles Dickens’ 1843 festive novella. It tells the tale of the curmudgeonly Ebenezer Scrooge. A prosperous businessman, he believes that personal wealth and heartless financial tactics are much more valuable than the friendship, happiness, and comfort of those around him. He treats his employee, Bob Cratchit, and his family with the same disdain and coldness that he shows everyone else.
Scrooge’s miserable nature comes to a crescendo during the Christmas period--”Bah! Humbug!” However, this Christmas, he is forced to come face to face with his selfish ways when he is confronted by three ghosts on Christmas Eve: the Ghost of Christmas Past, the Ghost of Christmas Present, and the Ghost of Christmas Future. In the course of one night, Scrooge is forced to recognize his faults and gains the chance to make amends. He greets the dawning Christmas morning with an unusually cheerful, “Happy Christmas” and finally reconnects with those that mean the most to him.
The show is being directed by Kayla Dixon with Stanley Sinkfield serving as production manager. The talented cast (pictured above) includes Eli Varnadore, Danny Godwin, Ethan Mitchell, Hana Hitt, Brittany Boatright, Emma Lee, Kael Courson, Cora Godwin, Amy Bartram, Johnathan English, Bethany Mercer, Jay Butler, Abby Godwin, Caleb Boatright, Natalie Day, Emily Bazemore, Emma Lee, Kayla Johnson, Kaley Carter, Jordan Godwin, Angie Carter, Lily Carter, Malcolm Vern, Lake Larisey, Mercy Peacock and Elizabeth Godwin.
Show dates for “A Christmas Carol, The Musical” will be December 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10 at 7:30 p.m. nightly and one matinee performance on Sunday, December 4 at 2:30 p.m. Admission is $15 and reservations may be made by calling the box office at 283-2161. Alll performances are held at the historic Ritz Theatre in downtown Waycross. WACT accepts cash, check, debit/credit card.
Make plans now to kick off the holiday season with this musical classic, “A Christmas Carol”. It promises to be an evening of great entertainment for the entire family. Hope to see you at the theatre.