A Christmas Carol at NWFSC

Staff Writer
The Destin Log

The classic Charles Dickens tale “A Christmas Carol” takes a delightful twist Dec. 4 and 5 in a customized adaptation by Northwest Florida State College that combines vibrant song and dance along with acting, period costumes and narration to portray the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim, Bob Cratchit, and the spirits of Christmas.

“A Christmas Carol: In Concert” will have three performances in the Sprint Theater of the college’s Mattie Kelly Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 4 and 5 and a matinee show at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5.

Tickets are $25 and include Victorian style desserts and beverages. This year’s event features both new music and a new menu. Contact the Box Office at 850-729-6000 or purchase online at www.MattieKellyArtsCenter.org.

According to Joe Taylor, artistic director for the college’s production of the holiday classic, “Our 57 cast members, singers and dancers present a unique 'In Concert' version of the story that’s a beautiful and endearing way to enjoy traditional Christmas carols and see a family-favorite holiday story unfold through the songs of the yuletide.”

Taylor explained that through select scenes taken from Charles Dickens’ novella, the audience is able to enjoy the timeless tale of forgiveness and redemption in its entirety through song, dance and narration. The portrayal of the beloved Charles Dickens story will feature the talents of NWF State College scholarship vocalists, theater students, and community actors and was conceived and is directed by Joe Taylor and NWF State College music professors Allison Everitt and Lois Henry.