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Totem Pole Playhouse presents A Christmas Carol

Friday, December 6, 2019 • 8:00pm
Saturday, December 7, 2019 • 8:00pm
Sunday, December 8, 2019 • 2:00pm



Since its first presentation in 1987, this production of A Christmas Carol has been celebrated by thousands of theatregoers and has become a favorite holiday tradition for young and old alike.

This ninety-minute adaption of the second most popular Yuletide story of all time, A Christmas Carol simply and directly tells the redemption of the human soul and preserves the beautiful language, charm and humor of Charles Dickens’ classic tale.

Set in Victorian England, the play opens on a busy London street with Christmas Eve shoppers and vendors alike caught up in the holiday spirit. Their enthusiasm is quickly dampened with the arrival of miserly old Ebenezer Scrooge who considers the celebration a waste of time and money. Retiring to his dark and lonely quarters above his counting house, Scrooge is visited by the ghost of his former partner, Jacob Marley, who informs him that he will be visited by three spirits. Scrooge meets these specters and is taken on a journey where he encounters acquaintances from his past and present, and glimpses a possible future. He learns a great deal, and when it is Christmas morning, he awakens to find himself caught up in the magic of the Yuletide.

Over 60 actors, singers and dancers bring Dickens’ story beautifully to life with music and good humor as the giant pop-up book of a backdrop opens so that all who see A Christmas Carol will discover the true magic of the holiday season.

Want to upgrade your experience?
Here are two special add-on events at The Maryland Theatre Performing Arts Center:

Be a VIP in The View Studio on Saturday, December 6 one hour prior to A Christmas Carol
Exclusive access includes:
• Two Drink Tickets Good for Beer, Wine or Mixed Drinks
• Light Appetizers
• Private Bathrooms
• Secure Coat/Bag Storage
The View Studio Experience begins one hour prior to showtime and continues through intermission (if intermission if included in this particular performance).

The Saturday, December 6 View Studio Experience can be purchased online as an add-on to your ticket or by calling 301-790-2000!

Tiny Tim's Holiday Feast on Saturday, December 7, 2019 • 6:00pm


Enjoy a holiday feast with characters from Totem Pole Playhouse's A Christmas Carol in the Maryland Theatre Ballroom!  Tickets are $31 and include a traditional holiday dinner buffet (with cash bar), dessert, prizes, photo opportunities with characters from the Dickens classic, plus live music from holiday carolers (Maryland Entertainment Group).  

“I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year." - Ebenezer Scrooge
$3 from each ticket will be donated to local organizations for Micah’s Backpack.

Totem Pole Playhouse presents A Christmas Carol

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