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How A CHRISTMAS CAROL, Starring Jefferson Mays, Is Helping Out Local Theatres Near You

The Michael Arden-directed piece is being streamed through January 3.

A Christmas Carol is spreading holiday joy in a new way this year. As BroadwayWorld previously reported, a special filmed version of Charles Dickens' beloved holiday classic A Christmas Carol starring one of the finest stage actors of our time, Tony Award winner Jefferson Mays, is helping theatres across the country, one stream at a time.

Producer Hunter Arnold said, "Due to COVID-19, the country's theaters have lost over 80% of their income, a number that is devastating to our community. These theaters, the work they produce, and the artists and workers they support are a fundamental part of our society. We must fight for their survival."

Directed by two-time Tony Award nominee Michael Arden, adapted by Mays, Susan Lyons, and Arden, and conceived by Arden and Tony Award nominee Dane Laffrey, the filmed version is based on the wildly acclaimed 2018 production which made its world premiere at Los Angeles' Geffen Playhouse.

The beneficiaries of this event - partner community, amateur, and regional theaters that have been hard-hit by the COVID-19 crisis - have been provided materials that allow them to market A Christmas Carol directly to their subscribers and single ticket buyers. Proceeds from ticket sales will be distributed accordingly, providing crucial funding during theater's darkest hour.

Buy a ticket a today to support a local theater near you, including:


Birmingham, Alabama: Red Mountain Theatre Co


Cathedral City, California: Coachella Valley Repertory
Costa Mesa, California: South Coast Repertory
Long Beach, California: International City Theatre
Los Angeles, California: Geffen Playhouse
Petaluma, California: Cinnabar Theatre
San Diego, California: La Jolla Playhouse
Los Angeles, Californis: 24th St. Theatre
Pasadena, California: Boston Court
Napa Valley, California: Cafeteria Kids Theater
Venice, California: Rogue Machine Theatre
Ventura, California: Rubicon Theatre Company


Silver Thorne, Colorado: Lake Dillon Theatre
Golden, Colorado: Miners Alley Playhouse
Fort Collins, Colorado: Openstage Theatre & Co
Carbondale, Colorado: Thunder River Theatre Company
Beaver Creek, Colorado: Vilar Performing Arts Center


New Haven, Connecticut: Shubert Theatre
Sharon, Connecticut: Sharon Playhouse


Coral Gables, Florida: Actors' Playhouse
Orlando, Florida: Mad Cow Theatre
Tallahassee, Florida: Theatre Tallahassee
Naples, Florida: Gulfshore Playhouse


Atlanta, Georgia: Actor's Express
Cartersville, Florida: Pumphouse Players
Savannah, Georgia: Savannah Repertory Theatre


Peoria, Illinois: Peoria Players


Carmel, Indiana: Actors Theatre of Indiana


Lousiville, Kentucky: Bunbury Theatre


Des Moines, Iowa: Iowa Stage Theatre Company


Baltimore, Maryland: Baltimore Center Stage


Boston, Massachusetts: Huntington Theatre Company
Boston, Massachusetts: Boch Center
Arlington, Massachusetts: Regent Theatre
Dennis, Massachusetts: The Cape Playhouse


Detroit, Michigan: Detroit Public Theatre


Moorhead, Minnesota: Theatre B


Jackson, Mississippi: New Stage


Springfield, Missouri: Springfield Contemporary Theatre
Kansas City, Missouri: KC Melting Pot


Reno, Nevada: Reno Little Theater

New Hampshire

Portsmouth, New Hampshire: Seacoast Repertory Theatre
Jaffrey, Nevada: The Park Theatre

New Jersey

New Brunswick, New Jersey: George Street Playhouse
South Orange New Jersey: South Orange Performing Arts Center
Summit, New Jersey: Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre
Millburn, New Jersey: Paper Mill Playhouse

New York

Babylon, New York: Argyle Theatre
Buffalo, New York: Shea's Performing Arts Center
Sag Harbor, New York: Bay Street Theatre
Glens Falls, New York: Charles R Wood Theater
New York, New York: TDF
Troy, New York: Troy Foundry Theatre
New York, New York: United Palace
White Plains, New York: White Plains Performing Arts Center


Oklahoma City, Oklahoma: OKC Rep
Tulsa, Oklahoma: Theatre Tulsa


Medina, Ohio: ORMACO
Oberlin, Ohio: The Mad* Factory


Portland, Oregon: Portland Center Stage


Gretna, Pennsylvania: Gretna Theatre
New Hope, Pennsylvania: Bucks County Playhouse
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: Pittsburgh Public Theatre

South Carolina

Charleston, South Carolina: The Village Repertory Co


Knoxville, Tennessee: Theatre Knoxville Downtown


El Paso, Texas: El Paso Live
Houston, Texas: Sankofa Collective
Midland, Texas: Midland Community Theater
San Antonio, Texas: Classic Theatre of San Antonio


Burlington, Vermont: Vermont Stage


Spokane, Washington: Spokane Civic Theatre

West Virginia

Lewisburg, West Virginia: Greenbrier Valley Theatre


Pinedale, Wyoming: Pinedale Fine Arts Council

Tickets for A Christmas Carol are now available to purchase via Tickets purchased via the A Christmas Carol website will automatically benefit local community theaters based on ZIP code. Proceeds from tickets purchased outside of the U.S. or non-affiliated ZIP will be divided and shared with the partner theaters.

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