The Lyceum Announces: Virtual Benefit of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol
Arrow Rock, MO, November 2, 2020 –
The Arrow Rock Lyceum theatre will offer its beloved holiday version of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, originally adapted for the stage by Lyceum Producing Artistic Director Quin Gresham in 2014, this holiday season – but with a twist.
Gresham has created an innovative new adaptation this fall in order to present the classic in an entirely unexpected medium – digitally streaming, online. There will be two performances, December 22 and 23 at 7pm.
The show, which will be something between live theatre and a radio drama, will feature the names and faces The Lyceum audience knows and loves. “Our audience expects a lot from this annual tradition,” said Gresham. “Ryan Zirngibl, our resident technical director and scenic designer, and I have cooked up a fun and unique form of storytelling—it will be visual, it will be musical, and, happily, it won’t involve anyone logging into Zoom! I’m delighted by our sizable cast, made of Lyceum favorites from season past, present, and future.” More information on the production cast will be released at a later date.
This production is a benefit fundraiser for the theatre, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization which relies on the generous support of businesses and individuals to further its mission to develop, enrich, and engage its audience through professional theatre. The theatre will take digital reservations through the Eventbrite platform (visit www.lyceumtheatre.org for a link to the site and additional information) with a suggested minimum donation of $10 and up. A link directing audience members to the performance will be emailed to anyone who made a reservation on the day of the show.
Donors will have the option to enhance their virtual experience of the show by adding the purchase of three scented Fiddlehead Candles to their reservation, at $25/order (which includes shipping). These scents will correspond with particular scenes during the show and will evoke another level of holiday spirit. And of course, they may be enjoyed even after the event concludes. In order to receive the candles on time, The Lyceum suggests guests should make their purchase no later than December 5; the theatre will need to contact patrons to confirm mailing information and the candles will be shipped directly from New York.