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December 19 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

| $14 – $87


Academy Presents:

Nebraska Theatre Caravan’s A Christmas Carol

By Charles Dickens | Adapted by Charles Jones | Musical orchestration by John J. Bennett




See Charles Dickens’ most beloved holiday story, A Christmas Carol, as you’ve never seen it before.


This celebrated Charles Jones adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol from Nebraska Theatre Caravan is rich with thrilling ensemble music, alive with color and movement and is created to tell this great and enduring tale in a manner that people of all ages will enjoy.  Woven throughout this classic tale are beautiful new arrangements and moving renditions of holiday songs such as God Rest Ye Merry GentlemenWassail WassailGood Christian Men RejoiceAway in a MangerGreensleevesThe Boar’s Head Carol and many more.  Featuring a cast of 23 performers, live musicians, and Broadway-style scenery and costumes, audiences cherish this sumptuous holiday classic.


In this adaptation for the stage, one actor plays Ebenezer Scrooge.  Each of the 24 member ensemble supports both the story and the music with exceptional ensemble singing and dancing, while each taking on a significant character as the story unfolds. The current directors and designers of this production do not attempt to stray from Charles Jones’ original concept.  As stewards of the production they strive to convey to each company of players the integrity and the magic that are intrinsic to the piece.




“Not even the wonders of television could top what the Nebraska Theatre Caravan has done with the story of tight-fisted Ebenezer Scrooge.” – Los Angeles, California


“The sets, costumes and music are authentic to the period . . . the whole experience is sheer pleasure.” – Flushing, New York


“The performance was magical! . . . A dream program . . .” – Charleston, Illinois


“The performances, along with rich and colorful scenery and period costuming, all combined to create a Christmas flavor one could almost taste just by watching . .. and what a superior taste it was.” – Oshkosh, Wisconsin


“Everything about it was perfect. The show is, by far, the finest, most colorful evening of entertainment we have ever had.” – Mansfield, Ohio


“It was no humbug.” – Iron Mountain, Michigan


“ . . . for strong, beguiling family entertainment, you can’t do much better than this production.” – Denver, Colorado


“God bless them, every one, and please bring them back again next year.” – St. Charles, Illinois




Obstructed: $14.00

Value: $25.00

Standard: $40.00


Box: $87.00


For more information or to purchase tickets to this event series, contact our Box Office at (434) 846-8499.



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Know Before You Go:


Age Requirement

All patrons, regardless of age, must have a ticket for this performance unless otherwise stated. All ages are welcome.

Camera Policy

Videography and audio recording during the performances are prohibited. Photography of the set on stage is allowed pre-show, post-show, and during intermission. But we do ask that you show our designers and visiting performers some love by crediting them (and by tagging us) in your social media posts.

Content Advisory

The Academy Center of the Arts offers a diverse selection of entertainment. Not all productions may appeal to or be appropriate for every guest or for all ages. Ticket buyers should take responsibility for making informed decisions regarding their purchases. We recommend visiting the official show website of each show you are coming to see at the Academy. If you ever have questions about the content or appropriateness of a show, please contact us at boxoffice@academycenter.org.

Doors Open

Our lobby doors open 60 minutes prior to show time.

Inclement Weather

All indoor performances scheduled at the Academy Center of the Arts normally take place as planned unless otherwise stated.


Parking is available on-site and throughout downtown Lynchburg. The parking map above shows all of the free public and paid parking available. In addition, street parking is also available on most streets.


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Please note: If attending an event or performance after 5pm or on weekends, Lot 2 (Pacific Life Lot) and Lot 12 (Regional Business Alliance) are free and open to for public use. We suggest utilizing these lots, which are closest to the Academy Center of the Arts and within walking distance.

Ticket Policies

All ticket sales are final. There will be NO REFUNDS or exchanges for purchased tickets.

Tickets may be purchased in advance or at the door. Our delivery methods are as follows:

Will Call: Tickets will be held at “will call” at the Box Office up to one hour before the show.

Print at Home: This option allows you to print your tickets at home or access them on a mobile device via email.

Regular Mail: For an additional fee, your tickets will be mailed to you ahead of the event.

Box Office Pick Up: You may stop by our Box Office, Monday through Thursday, 10:00am – 4:00pm, Friday 12:00pm – 8:00pm, or Saturday 12:00pm – 4:00pm and have us print your tickets for you.

Tickets held at “will call” that are not picked up by the beginning of the show may be re-sold at the discretion of the Box Office staff.

All tickets for this show will be sold through academycenter.org and our ticketing system. Please do not use third-party resellers, as we do not contract with them. Should you use a reseller, the Academy Center of the Arts will not be liable for any issues with your purchase.

All ticket sales are subject to a Historic Theatre Restoration Fee and credit/debit card processing fees.


Want to volunteer and see this show for free? Visit this link or contact Hillary Duke, hduke@academycenter.org, for more information.




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