A Christmas Carol returns to Knoxville

Ebenezer Scrooge and the memorable ghosts return in the Clarence Brown Theatre’s long-running and most popular production. A magical tradition for the whole family, “A Christmas Carol,” runs November 25 through December 20, 2015 on the mainstage with 7:30 pm and 2:00 pm performances.

A Pay What You Wish Preview performance will be held Wednesday, November 25, a talk back with the designers will take place Sunday, Dec. 6 following the matinee, Deaf Night @ the Theatre will take place December 8 and the Open Captioned performance is Sunday, December 13 at 2:00 pm.

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“A Christmas Carol” was first published in 1843. Dickens culled the story from personal childhood experiences along with various Christmas stories. The book is generally considered one of the greatest influences for the restoration of the Christmas holiday and it has never been out of print. The story’s numerous adaptations include opera, ballet, radio plays, audio recordings, films and stage. Photo courtesy Clarence Brown Theatre.

Famous Scrooges over the years have included Lionel Barrymore, Orson Welles, Basil Rathbone, Alec Guinness, Jonathan Winters, Charles Laughton, Tony Randall, Hal Linden, Roddy McDowell, and of course Patrick Stewart’s one-man show of “A Christmas Carol” which first opened in London in 1988.

For tickets, call the CBT Box Office at 865-974-5161.