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Parallel 45 Theatre's A Christmas Carol in Prose

  • City Opera House
  • 106 E Front St
  • Traverse City, MI 49684
  • Admission: Tickets starting at $13
  • 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
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Past. Present. Future. Humbug! CherryT Ball Drop and Parallel 45 Theatre invite you to experience Dickens’ holiday masterpiece like never before—at a party! When Dickens penned a story called A Christmas Carol in Prose, he had no idea it would come to define the holidays for generations—or be adapted into films, cartoons and musicals more than 150 years later. Parallel 45 Theatre peels back more than a century of adaptations and interpretations to reveal the heart of this classic story. Utilizing non-traditional seating, imaginative props, volunteer interaction, and the entire City Opera House as their stage, these fiercely talented actors will share the beauty of Dickens’ original language with an audience mesmerized by the power of this simple story and the spectacle of illusion.

Enjoy the festive atmosphere of a holiday gathering, surrounded by friends, neighbors, and some of the best theatre artists working today. Soak in the sights and sounds of the season while actors move throughout the space as this timeless tale unfolds around you, capturing the true magic of the holidays.

This production contains occasional loud sound effects, moments of complete darkness, strobe-like effects, and confetti. CherryT Ball Drop, a 501(c)4 non-profit, is raising money and collecting non-perishable food items through this event and their annual Party For A Purpose celebration on December 31, will donate 100% of proceeds from ticket sales to food pantries and other charities.

Group Tickets: Groups of 10 or more save 10%. Order by phone at (231) 941-8082

Parallel 45 Theatre's A Christmas Carol in Prose