The Christmas Carol is 'Sung' this Year in Long Beach

Art-In-Relation will produce The Christmas Carol, previously produced for three years in San Pedro at Warner Grand Theatre by The Relevant Stage, now in 2014 at Ernest Borgnine Theatre in Long Beach.
By: Art-In-Relation
LONG BEACH, Calif. - Nov. 27, 2014 - PRLog -- The Christmas Carol is a magical re-telling that puts the fantastic qualities of Dickens’ classic story center stage with swirling, dancing carolers and spirits weaving in and out of Ebenezer Scrooge’s journey through Christmas Eves of the past, present, and future.

This lovingly faithful and brilliantly told tale is, at turns, delightful, dazzling, scary, and laugh-out-loud-funny, while instilling a powerful message about hope, redemption, and the spirit of the holiday season.

The Christmas Carol tells the story of a bitter old miser named Ebenezer Scrooge, the curmudgeonly businessman who requires the intervention of a few spectral guides to understand the true meaning of Christmas and life. The novella by Dickens,"A Christmas Carol" met with instant success and critical acclaim.

The book was written and published in early Victorian era Britain, a period when there was strong nostalgia for old Christmas traditions together with the introduction of new customs, such as Christmas trees and greeting cards. Dickens' sources for the tale appear to be many and varied, but are, principally, the humiliating experiences of his childhood, his sympathy for the poor, and various Christmas stories and fairy tales.

This production swaps "a" for "the" and is adapted by Art In Relation’s Co-Executive Director, Ray Buffer, also features Olde English Carols as well as an original title song, “The Christmas Carol” by Buffer , arranged by Robert Gross. Buffer also directs this production, now in its fourth year, having moved this year from Warner Grand Theatre in San Pedro to the Ernest Borgnine Theatre in Long Beach.

Jonas Sills serves as music director and plays Bob Cratchit, Calista Ruiz provides choreography and plays the Spirit of Christmas Present.

Hot Apple Cider, Hot Cocoa, Warm Strudel and seasonal treats available at intermission in the President’s Room of the Scottish Rite Event Center.

Acclaimed Long Beach actor, Timothy Cable grandiloquently portrays the role of of Ebenezer Scrooge, accompanied by a large ensemble of children, young and young-at-heart actors, singers and dancers.

The Long Beach Press Telegram hailed The Christmas Carol as "well-seasoned and tuneful" and "an injection of the real Christmas spirit - from the spirits."

This magical production is perfect for the entire family, guaranteed to warm the heart of every Scrooge. Start a family tradition of your own. Order your seats today. Bring your family, bring your friends, and check your "humbugs" at the door!

With four night time offering and four matinees (including one on Christmas Eve), performances are December 19th, 21st, 23rd, 26th at 8PM and 20th, 21st, 24th, 27th at 2PM.

Tickets are $25 for general seating, with discounted seats at $20 for seniors over 55, and $15 for children 12 and under.  Advance tickets may be purchased through Brown Paper Tickets at 1(800) 838-3006 or

Long Beach Scottish Rite which houses the Ernest Borgnine Theatre, is conveniently located in the vicinity of the Metro Station near downtown Long Beach at 855 Elm Avenue, and has a large parking lot on site, with free parking.

Errol Simmons
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