“I will honor Christmas in my heart and try to keep it all the year.”

The traditional holiday classic reimagined in acting, dance, live music, and puppetry. Our collaboration with 20MOONS Dance Theatre, December 2016

A sampling of comments from our audiences:

“Superb! A marvelous, spirited, inspired, and creative production. Thank you for bringing it to us!”

“Amazing, fresh, renewed staging.”

“Huge congratulations for an extraordinary production! This Christmas Carol is fresh, wildly creative, poignant and so much fun. I loved every minute of it – as did the rest of the sold out house. Bravo!!!

“The seamless, hallucinogenic travel from past, present to future is something to behold. Initially I took in the set, lights, costumes, band, dancers and actors. But soon I became captive to the atmospheric flow of the show. I no longer saw the dancers as people, but beautiful, interesting objects moving through and creating dream space. As scenes blended into each other, I felt like I was part of the dream. I have seen a number of A Christmas Carols, (and was in a wonderful one), but this presentation is the one that will reside in my memory.”

“There’s nothing to be said except that the show was extraordinary. A brisk pace, live music/sound effects, engaging actors, astounding sets and props. We were captivated for the entire show. And then there were the dancers. I’m at a loss for words on why they worked, but it was one of those things where you know it when you see it; they were fascinating.”

“Still pondering the beauty of A Christmas Carol. It was stunning and spooky and heart-warming and imaginative. Just all the feels.”

Pictured below:

Bob Thom as Ebenezer Scrooge; Mary-Catherine McAlvany/Mohriah James as the Ghost of Christmas Past; Geoff Johnson as the Ghost of Christmas Present; Katie Clancy, Nan Cresto, Mika Inouye, Malinda LaVelle, Jen Painter, Jessica Perino as Dancing Spirits; Jack Meigs, Riki Tsethlikai, Tilly Leeder, Deborah Heath, Anthony Berger, Ellie Clark, Dashel McAlvany in the Acting Ensemble

Photography by Jonas Grushkin

Read the review article in the Durango Telegraph archive:Durango Telegraph Archive

Read the preview article in the Durango Herald achive:Herald Archive

Read the Judith Reynolds’ review column in the Durango Herald archive:Reynolds’ Review

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