‘A Christmas Carol’ Returns to River Campus Dec. 3


A Christmas Carol croppedCAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Nov. 20, 2015 – The Nebraska Theatre Caravan performing Charles Dickens’ epic Christmas classic “A Christmas Carol” is back by popular demand after a near sell-out crowd last season. It will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 3 in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus.

This is a repeat, demand performance, says Bob Cerchio, assistant director of the Earl and Margie Holland School of Visual and Performing Arts.

“I’ve known this company for many years and was happy to be able to find a slot last year to bring them to Cape.  After last year’s show I had dozens of people ask me to bring them back.  I don’t often do that, but if we get a good house this year, I’ll consider making it an annual event, he said.  Nebraska Theatre Caravan has done a terrific job of bringing ‘A Christmas Carol’ to life in a magnificent, colorful, joyful production.”

This delightful adaptation of Dickens’ enduring story has a full array of traditional carols woven into the classic tale of Ebenezer Scrooge, a host of ghosts and, of course, Tiny Tim.

Experience a favorite holiday tradition as Scrooge takes us on a life-changing journey filled with beautiful costumes, exquisite music, perfectly crafted sets and special effects second to none.

In “A Christmas Carol,” Scrooge is a wealthy man who pinches pennies so hard they squeal. His business partner has just died. One night, Scrooge goes to bed and he is woken up by his business partner telling him he will be visited by three ghosts. Over the course of the events of the story, Scrooge undergoes an amazing adventure hosted by a trio of ghosts, the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future. As he travels through time, his heart slowly begins to change.

This show is perfect for the whole family.


 Tickets may be purchased by contacting the River Campus Box Office, located in the Cultural Arts Center, 518 S. Fountain St., weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., by calling (573) 651-2265, or online at RiverCampusEvents.com.