Servant Stage Company will present Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" across Lancaster County, with nearly 40 performances set at local theaters, churches, retirement homes, and schools.
The show's music is directed by Johnathan Bauer and underscored by pairings of harp, cello, guitar, and penny whistle, played live at select performances by Emily Aziza and Tony Marini.
First produced by Servant Stage in 2015, this original adaptation is unique in that every word is taken from Dickens' text, bringing the holiday classic to life through the collaborative storytelling of eight performers, all playing multiple roles. Dickens' text will be interspersed with portions of musical narration set to the tunes of classic Christmas carols with original lyrics by Jon Rider, also playing the part of Scrooge.
All performances are offered as pay-what-you-will in keeping with Servant Stage's mission to make performances accessible to everyone in the community.
The show will tour across Lancaster County through Sunday, Dec. 23, including performances at Lancaster Alliance Church, 210 Pitney Road, Lancaster, on Sunday, Dec. 2, and at the Ware Center, 42 N. Prince St., Lancaster, from Friday, Dec. 14, through Sunday, Dec. 23. To reserve tickets or for more information, readers may visit http://www.ServantStageCompany.com or call 717-455-0255.