New England’s Largest and Most Spectacular Production of A Christmas Carol Returns to The Hanover Theatre This Holiday Season

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The 7th Annual Production of A Christmas Carol to grace the stage of The Hanover Theatre December 19-28

The Cast of A Christmas Carol

The Cast of "A Christmas Carol"

“The scale of the production and special effects is much greater than that of most of the Broadway national tours that play at The Hanover Theatre”

Celebrate the holiday season at The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts with New England’s largest production of A Christmas Carol, December 19-28, 2014. Adapted and directed by Troy Siebels, executive director of The Hanover Theatre, this Charles Dickens classic has quickly become a family holiday tradition, warming the hearts of many throughout greater Worcester County. Tickets are available online at TheHanoverTheatre.org, by phone at 877.571.SHOW (7469), or at The Hanover Theatre box office located at 2 Southbridge Street in downtown Worcester.

A Christmas Carol tells the tale of curmudgeonly miser Ebenezer Scrooge, who is visited by the ghosts of Christmases Past, Present and Future, hoping to change his destiny and save his soul. This brilliant musical, set with dazzling effects, timeless music and colorful costumes, lighting and scenery, follows Scrooge through a series of strange and magical journeys, where he ultimately discovers the true spirit of the holiday season.

The seventh annual production of A CHRISTMAS CAROL is performed to the music of the Mighty Wurlitzer Organ, New England’s largest theatre pipe organ containing over 2,400 pipes. The organ offers audience members a unique sound, providing more breadth and variety to the production. A CHRISTMAS CAROL is tweaked and revised each year to keep the show young and fresh, but it still retains some of its core attributes which set it apart from other productions.

“The scale of the production and special effects is much greater than that of most of the Broadway national tours that play at The Hanover Theatre,” said Siebels. The seventh annual production showcases an array of special effects from four different kinds of smoke and fog, to spectacular flying effects, with the help of a California-based company called ZFX Inc.

A CHRISTMAS CAROL is recommended for children ages eight and up. Ticket prices are $28, $42 and $52* with a 10% discount available for members, groups of 10 or more, corporate partners, seniors, WOO Card holders, and AAA members. Tickets for kids and students are half price, so the whole family can enjoy this holiday tradition. Performance times are Friday, December 19 at 7PM, Saturday, December 20 at 2PM & 7PM, Sunday, December 21 at 1PM, Friday, December 26 at 7PM, Saturday, December 27 at 2PM & 7PM and Sunday, December 28 at 1pm. Tickets are available online at TheHanoverTheatre.org, by phone at 877.571.SHOW (7469), or at The Hanover Theatre box office located at 2 Southbridge Street in downtown Worcester.

Special Performances:
12/19: American Sign Language services for the hearing impaired. Please request ASL services with The Hanover Theatre box office at least 48 hours in advance.
12/26: Talk back with cast members after the performance
12/27 at 7PM: Home Town Heroes Night, where 50% student discount extends to all public service, first responders, and military personnel
12/27 at 7PM & 12/28 at 2PM: Enhanced Audio Description for the visually impaired, generously sponsored by Audio Journal

About The Hanover Theatre
The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts, located in downtown Worcester, New England’s second largest city, is recognized by Pollstar as one of the Top 50 Theatres in the World. After undergoing many name changes and renovations over the decades since its 1926 birth, The Hanover Theatre reopened in March 2008 following a $32 million historic restoration. Since then, the theatre has established its place as a rich entertainment and cultural venue, winning numerous awards, including The National Trust for Historic Preservation Award in 2010. Now in its sixth season, The Hanover Theatre continues to expose over 170,000 annual patrons to world-class entertainment in the form of Broadway, concerts, comedians and much more. For more information, visit TheHanoverTheatre.org. Worcester Center for the Performing Arts, a registered not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization, owns and operates The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts. All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.

*Ticket prices are subject to change without notice.

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