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A Noise Within’s beloved ‘Christmas Carol’
returns with new surprises Dec. 1 through 24
PASADENA, Calif (October 25, 2023) –– Get ready for new surprises when A Noise Within’s delightfully festive, musically merry stage adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol returns for 20 joy-filled performances beginning December 1.
Now in its eleventh year and already an annual tradition for many Southland families, this innovative, one of-a-kind stage adaptation by Geoff Elliott is uniquely faithful to the original. Every word in the play is right out of the novel — not a single one has been added.
“This is the greatest story of redemption ever written, and there’s great joy returning to it at the end of each year with fresh eyes,” says Julia Rodriguez–Elliott, who co-directs alongside Elliott. “It feels new again every time. But the most magical part, for me, is when audience members — from 5-year-olds to 90-year-olds — want to have their pictures taken with the characters. It’s a beautiful intergenerational experience. I think it resonates so broadly because, despite being a very sophisticated story, our innovative staging lets audiences of all ages experience it through the imagination of a child.”
Previews of A Christmas Carol take place on Friday, Dec. 1 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 2 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., with performances taking place December 3 through December 24. There will be an additional, sensory-friendly “Relaxed Performance” on Sunday, Dec. 3 at 11 a.m., offering audiences a shorter run time; freedom to talk and move around the theater during the performance; reduced lighting and sound effects; designated activity/relaxation spaces for those who need a break; and trained staff available to assist patrons throughout the event. More information is available at www.anoisewithin.org/relaxedperformances.
Tickets start at $29. Student tickets start at $18. Tickets to the preview on Saturday, Dec. 2 will be Pay What You Choose, with tickets starting at $10 (available online beginning at 12 p.m. the Monday prior to that performance). Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more. Appropriate for ages 5 and up (babies and toddlers not permitted).
A Noise Within is located at 3352 E Foothill Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91107. To purchase tickets and for more information, call (626) 356-3100 or go to www.anoisewithin.org
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‘A Christmas Carol’
A Noise Within’s delightfully festive, musically merry stage adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol has become a Los Angeles tradition with its innovative staging, whimsical costumes, original music and boundless good cheer. Audiences are invited to arrive early to enjoy special snacks, crafts and photo opportunities in the decorated lobby, and to stay after the performance to take pictures with the cast.
• Adapted for the stage by Geoff Elliott from the novel by Charles Dickens
• Directed by Julia Rodriguez–Elliott and Geoff Elliott
• Original music by Robert Oriol
• Presented by A Noise Within, Geoff Elliott and Julia Rodriguez-Elliott, producing artistic directors
♦ Previews: Friday, Dec. 1 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 2 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
♦ Sensory Friendly “Relaxed Performance”: Sunday, Dec. 3 at 11 a.m.*
♦ Performances: Dec. 3–Dec. 24:
• Sunday, Dec. 3 at 2 p.m.
• Friday, Dec. 8 at 7 p.m.
• Saturday, Dec. 9 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
• Sunday, Dec. 10 at 2 p.m.
• Friday, Dec. 15 at 7 p.m.
• Saturday, Dec. 16 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
• Sunday, Dec. 17 at 2 p.m.
• Tuesday, Dec. 19 at 7 p.m.
• Wednesday, Dec. 20 at 7 p.m.
• Thursday, Dec. 21 at 7 p.m.
• Friday, Dec. 22 at 7 p.m.
• Saturday, Dec. 23 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
• Sunday, Dec. 24 at 2 p.m.
*The performance on Sunday, Dec. 3 at 11 a.m. will be a sensory-friendly, “Relaxed Performance,” offering audiences a shorter run time; freedom to talk and move around the theater during the performance; reduced lighting and sound effects; designated activity/relaxation spaces for those who need a break; and trained staff available to assist patrons throughout the event. More information available at www.anoisewithin.org/relaxedperformances.
A Noise Within
3352 E Foothill Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91107
• Tickets start at $29
• Student tickets start at $18
• Saturday, Dec. 2: Pay What You Choose starting at $10 (available online beginning the Monday prior to that performance)
• Discounts available for groups of 10 or more
• Appropriate for ages 5 and up (babies and toddlers not permitted).
• Running time: 90 minutes, no intermission.
A Noise Within’s 2023-24 Season is presented by the S. Mark Taper Foundation.
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