With stunning costumes, beautiful carols, and $10 tickets for children 5 to 12, the heartwarming “A Christmas Carol” returns to the Clarence Brown mainstage Nov. 27 through Dec. 21. At each performance, patrons can enhance the experience by enjoying holiday treats at the concession stand and taking pictures with Scrooge and Tiny Tim in a specially designed photo experience which will be stationed in the main lobby. The $10 children’s tickets can only be purchased by calling or stopping by the box office at 865-974-5161. UT students see the previews for free and the rest of the performances for $5, excluding opening night. Groups of eight or more see the show for $15 at the 7:30 p.m. performances Dec. 1 and 8. The Clarence Brown Theatre only sells tickets through Knoxvilletickets.com or by phone at the CBT Box Office at 865-974-5161.
The Pay What You Wish Preview performance, where patrons can name their own price, will be held Wednesday, Nov. 27. Half of the proceeds from PWYW tickets will benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Knoxville. Behind the Scenes Sunday will take place following the Dec. 1 matinee. Deaf Night @ the Theatre, where all patron interactions including the performance is interpreted in American Sign Language, will take place Tuesday, Dec. 3 at 7:30 p.m. A Talk Back with the actors will take place Sunday, Dec. 8 following the matinee. The Open Captioned performance is Sunday, Dec. 15 at 2 p.m.
The production is sponsored by Schaad Companies, Pilot Flying J, Aubrey’s, Rotary Club of Knoxville, and UT Federal Credit Union. Media sponsors are WBIR, WUOT, WUTK, B97.5, the Daily Beacon, and the Knoxville News Sentinel. Free and convenient parking is available in the McClung Tower Garage on Volunteer Boulevard.
In “A Christmas Carol,” miserly boss, Ebenezer Scrooge is forced to face the true cost of his behavior in a series of supernatural visits from ghosts of Christmases Past, Present and Future.
Preview for “A Christmas Carol” is Wednesday, Nov. 27 followed by opening night Friday, Nov. 29. The production runs through Dec. 21.
With a dual mission to train the next generation of theatre artists and to provide top quality professional theatre, the Clarence Brown Theatre at the University of Tennessee Knoxville is one of only 12 academic League of Resident Theatre institutions in the nation with a professional theater on campus. Under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Calvin MacLean and Interim Managing Director Thomas Cervone, the CBT season runs from August through May and features eight productions ranging from musicals to drama.
For more information or tickets, call the CBT Box Office at 865-974-5161 or visit online at http://clarencebrowntheatre.com/.