A McKinney area tradition continues as McKinney Repertory Theatre presents its annual performance of “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens adapted by Dr. Andrew Harris. The show is being presented in the Courtroom Theatre at the McKinney Performing Arts Center (MPAC) with both daytime and evening performances. Shows are Friday and Saturday, Nov. 29-30 at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m.; Friday, Dec. 6 at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 7 at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, Dec. 8 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $10-Adults; $7-Students/Seniors; and $5-Children 12 and under.
McKinney Repertory Theatre’s production has become a tradition for many families. Since its first performance of the show in 2006, thousands of people have started their Christmas season with McKinney Repertory Theatre’s “A Christmas Carol.” Dr. Harris’ adaptation of Dicken’s tale tells the story of the curmudgeonly miser, Ebenezer Scrooge, who refuses to get into the holiday spirit until three ghostly visitors lead him on a trip through Christmases past, present and future.
Director Jake Correll has assembled a fabulous cast for this production. Many of them are familiar favorites who return to perform their roles year after year, while other cast members are newcomers.
According to Mr. Correll, “I think our production of “A Christmas Carol” is McKinney Repertory Theatre’s ultimate community theatre production. The cast and crew include father/daughter, mother/son, father/two sons, sister/brother and two sisters.” Why not start or continue your own family tradition of attending McKinney Repertory Theatre’s annual Christmas production together?
Over 35 cast members are in the show. Scott Winchester portrays Ebenezer Scrooge, Greg Vestal has the role of Bob Cratchit, Roger Hogarth is the Ghost of Jacob Marley, Riley McRae and Hannah Loeser share the role of the Ghost of Christmas Past, Dan Slay brings his seasoned acting skills to the Ghost of Christmas Present and Steve Niksich is the Ghost of Christmas Future.
For tickets, visit www.mckinneyperformingartscenter.org or call 214-544-4630. For more information on McKinney Repertory Theatre and their upcoming season, visit www.mckinneyrep.org. Season tickets are available at a discount on the MPAC website and at the box office before performances.
Story submitted by Stephanie Kelly