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‘A Christmas Carol’ opens Friday in Alex

The Alexandria Area Arts Association (AAAA) will be presenting “A Christmas Carol,” beginning this Friday, Dec. 2 and running through Sunday, Dec. 11.

“A Christmas Carol” tells the story of a bitter old miser named Ebenezer Scrooge and his transformation into a gentler, kindlier man after visitations by the ghost of his former business partner Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come.

This classic story has been adapted for the AAAA stage by Kevin Lee of Alexandria. Tickets: Adults $18, Student/Seniors $15, Group (10+) $15. The theatre is located at 816 Broadway in Alexandria and is well known regionally for its quality events.

In fact, the theatre has had nationally-recognized performers on stage, besides producing many local productions. “James and the Giant Peach” is slated to open Jan. 20, followed by “Lend Me A Tenor” March 3 and a production of “Romeo and Juliet” will round out the season starting April 21.

Interestingly, backstage tours are available and offer a behind-the-scenes look at how AAAA shows are taken from script to stage. Participants can travel backstage, see where the sets are built and painted, view the set on stage, and meet the actors. Tours can take place before or after a performance depending on availability of a tour guide or per the director’s request. Please call at least three days in advance to arrange a tour, 320-762-8300.

More information can we found at www.alexandriaarts.org.