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In a new twist on the classic Dickens’ holiday story, “A Christmas Carol” is coming to the Sanctuary’s stage this weekend December 12th, 13th & 14th at 7 p.m., and with one matinee showing on Saturday the 14th at 4 p.m.
Tickets are now on sale online for just $10 for adults and $5 for children under 13 and seniors 65 & over.

 

Come on out and celebrate the holiday season with family, friends and neighbors at a live stage performance of this timeless holiday classic with a new twist based on the novel by Charles Dickens. Buy an extra for that friend or neighbor.

 

For tickets visit theSanctuarychurch.com/christmas

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Short of the story of Christ’s birth, few Christmas tales are as iconic as Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Since its first publication over 170 years ago in 1843, it has been adapted from text into numerous stage productions and film portrayals. The classic story of the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge and his redemption tale is etched into our memories as one of the greatest holiday stories of all time.

In the preface to his famous novella, author Charles Dickens explains the reason why this story sticks with us: “I have endeavoured in this Ghostly little book, to raise the Ghost of an Idea, which shall not put my readers out of humour with themselves, with each other, with the season, or with me. May it haunt their houses pleasantly, and no one wish to lay it.” It is this very story of redemption which haunts all of us (pleasantly) just as the ghosts that haunt Scrooge himself.

Little known to many, Dickens named his story A Christmas Carol, because of the song-like quality he hoped that readers would sense. The title of the book has the word “carol” in it, which in Victorian era England, exclusively referred to songs praising the birth of Jesus. Additionally Dickens calls the chapters of the book “staves,” (a.k.a. “stanzas”) which sing of Christian themes, with Charles Dickens himself having stated, “I have always striven in my writings to express the veneration for the life and lessons of our Saviour.”

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