Get into the holiday spirit this year by checking out a new version of The Christmas Carol with A Christmas Carol in Harlem. Presented by The Classical Theatre of Harlem, this re-imagined version of the classic Christmas tale will include some original music and classic holiday carols tinged with gospel, hip-hop, pop and R&B influences, which celebrate the spirit of the season the Harlem way.
Set in present day Harlem, this holiday treasure is dramatized with CTH’s signature style of infusing classic works with an uptown flair. A Christmas Carol in Harlem places Ebenezer Scrooge as a real estate mogul who has made his fortune at the expense of others. Scrooge foregoes using his wealth to affect positive change within his Harlem community and instead lives a life of miserly solitude. That is, until three unexpected visitors arrive on Christmas Eve to show him that the value of family and the impact of cooperation will lead to a healthy, thriving and prosperous community.
A Christmas Carol in Harlem will touch on the issues that are affecting so many New Yorkers today such as gentrification and social inequality, but infuses it with humor and hope. CTH reinvigorates this timeless tale to remind us that taking the time to be sensitive and mindful is key to celebrating our shared humanity. CTH veteran, Anthony Vaughn Merchant, will lead the cast as Ebenezer Scrooge.
The show is recommended for all ages.
$45/$35/$25; $10 students/seniors; $10 dress rehearsal on November 25
The Classical Theatre of Harlem’s production of A Christmas Carol in Harlem will be playing at:
City College Center for the Arts’ Aaron Davis Hall
Corner of 135th St. and Convent Ave.
New York, NY 10027
A Christmas Carol in Harlem runs November 27 – December 8, 2018. Tuesday – Saturday at 8:00pm with 1:00pm matinees on Wednesday, November 28th; Saturday, December 1st; and Sunday, December 2nd
The 13-show performance schedule for A Christmas Carol in Harlem is:
|Tuesday, November 27||Preview/Evening||8:00 PM|
|Wednesday, November 28||Preview/Matinee||1:00 PM|
|Wednesday, November 28||Preview/Evening||8:00 PM|
|Thursday, November 29||Opening/Evening||8:00 PM|
|Friday, November 30||Evening||8:00 PM|
|Saturday, December 1||Matinee||1:00 PM|
|Saturday, December 1||Evening||8:00 PM|
|Sunday, December 2||Matinee||1:00 PM|
|Tuesday, December 4||Evening||8:00 PM|
|Wednesday, December 5||Evening||8:00 PM|
|Thursday, December 6||Evening||8:00 PM|
|Friday, December 7||Evening||8:00 PM|
|Saturday, December 8||Evening||8:00 PM|