Friday, December 7, 2012

A Christmas Carol at the Upper Darby Performing Arts Center

TheatreworksUSA brings “A Christmas Carol” to Upper Darby Performing Arts Center December 21
‘Tis the season for merriment and fun! The professional touring troupe presents the timeless classic for every member of the family!

A Christmas Carol, performed by the professional actors of TheatreworksUSA, comes to Upper Darby Performing Arts Center on December 21 at 7:30pm. Catch the holiday spirit with this classic story of a man whose cold heart is warmed after a Christmas Eve encounter with the supernatural.

Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling the box office at 610.622.1189. Tickets are $6 - $9, a price the entire family can enjoy. (Members save $1). The Upper Darby Performing Arts Center is located at 601 North Lansdowne Avenue in Drexel Hill, PA, minutes from the Main Line and Center City Philadelphia. The Performing Arts Center offers free parking and is wheel-chair accessible. The performance is approximately one hour and recommended for children ages 6 and up.

Ebenezer Scrooge greets every Christmas with his usual attitude of “bah, humbug!” To him, the holiday is simply a waste of a work day, and he resents having to pay his loyal employee, Bob Cratchit, for having the day off. As for the poor in the streets, Scrooge feels they should all disappear, and “decrease the surplus population!”

Scrooge is then visited on Christmas Eve by his former business partner, the long deceased Jacob Marley. The Specter is forever burdened with chains in the afterlife for having been so cruel while alive, and Marley warns Scrooge that he will suffer the same fate unless he changes his ways. He then explains that on this Christmas Eve, Scrooge will be visited by three spirits, representing Christmases past, present, and future, who will show him the error of his ways and, ultimately, the result of having such a cold heart.
The professional actors from TheatreworksUSA perform the holiday favorite, A Christmas Carol at UD Performing Arts Center December 21 at 7:30pm. 

Theatreworks USA’s A Christmas Carol began its national tour in fall 1999. Since 2000, two companies of this production have criss-crossed the country every holiday season. Theatreworks USA has a distinguished history of not only providing young audiences with their first taste of the performing arts, but also giving young actors, writers, directors, and designers an early opportunity to work in this field.

The Upper Darby Performing Arts Center and Upper Darby Summer Stage are jointly sponsored by the Upper Darby School District Board of School Directors and Upper Darby Township Mayor and Council through the Department of Recreation and Leisure Services.