Studio Tenn takes 'A Christmas Carol' to expanded audience
A sweeping seasonal favorite for three years and counting, Studio Tenn Theatre Company's contemporary re-imagining of Charles Dickens' “A Christmas Carol” will travel this year to the Tennessee Performing Art Center's James K. Polk Theatre in Downtown Nashville.
Hand-picked as a special add-on to TPAC's elite Broadway Series and Humanities Outreach Tennessee program, the production runs Dec. 12 through 22.
Tickets are on sale now at StudioTenn.com.
Studio Tenn's Managing Director Jake Speck said, “It is such an honor to have our signature holiday production featured alongside TPAC's prestigious Broadway Series.”
In partnership with the Humanities Outreach Tennessee (HOT) Programs for Schools, the run will also include performances for more than 7,000 area students.
“Engaging with and educating students is an important and integral part of our mission,” Speck said. “Several of our company members got their first taste of theatre as students, so we have experienced first-hand the significant impact that live theatre can have on the minds and ambitions of young people.”
Studio Tenn's “A Christmas Carol” has enjoyed numerous sold-out performances in the 300-seat Franklin Theatre for the past two years. With TPAC's larger performance space comes expanded production possibilities. Company Artistic Director Matt Logan said he's looking forward to make the show bigger in terms of scale and set, while maintaining the signature “steampunk, Victorian-Industrial-era look and feel” Studio Tenn has honed in past productions.
“The contemporary twist we have fashioned with the set, choreography and costuming has really resonated with our modern audience,” Logan said. “It's not only a visually interesting aesthetic to work with, but it fits so perfectly with the story of Scrooge, who is a portrait of the Industrialist 'Robber Baron', treating people as mere machines until his awakening to compassion and respect.”
Studio Tenn's critically lauded Chip Arnold will again play Ebeneezer Scrooge this year, along side several other returning cast members.
Studio Tenn's “A Christmas Carol” takes the stage December 12-22 in the James K. Polk Theatre at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center, located at 505 Deaderick Street in Downtown Nashville. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit StudioTenn.com
or call the TPAC box office at (615) 782-4040.
Posted on: 11/11/2013