A Christmas Carol: In concert

Special to The Log
Photo of last year’s sold out production of "A Christmas Carol." SPECIAL TO THE LOG

The classic Charles Dickens tale “A Christmas Carol” takes a delightful twist at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 1 and 2 and 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 3 in a customized adaptation by Northwest Florida State College.

The production combines vibrant song and dance along with drama, period costumes and narration to portray the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim, Bob Cratchit, and the spirits of Christmas.

Included in the $25 ticket price are Victorian-style desserts and beverages. New menu selections and new music enhance this year's offering of the popular holiday event, which has expanded to offer four performances in the Sprint Theater of the college’s Mattie Kelly Arts Center. Contact the Box Office at 850-729-6000 or purchase tickets online at www.MattieKellyArtsCenter.org. Early purchase is strongly recommended as the event has sold out the past several years.

In the college’s production of the holiday classic, more than 50 talented NWFSC vocalists, dancers and theater students 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. Through select scenes taken from Charles Dickens’ novella, the timeless tale of forgiveness and redemption unfolds in its entirety through song, dance and narration.

Joshua Birdsong of Destin will appear as Marley’s Ghost and Alexis Guessford of Santa Rosa Beach is Mrs. Cratchit.

The menu for the 2016 event, served at intermission, includes Baked Brie & Dried Cherry Tartlets; Pomegranate & Vanilla Crème Tartlets; Hazelnut & Fig Tartlets; Triple Chocolate & Orange Mini Cupcakes; Gingerbread Brownies; Eggnog Fudge; Peppermint Meringues; Cranberry Scones; Pistachio Goat Cheese Log; Red Velvet Cake Truffles; Cranberry Lime Spritzer Punch; Gingerbread Hot Chocolate; regular coffee with assorted creamers; sweet and unsweet tea; and water.