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CANCELED: Nebraska Theatre Caravan’s A Christmas Carol

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Historic Academy Theatre
December 19, 2019 @ 7:30 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





Nebraska Theatre Caravan, the professional touring wing of the Omaha Community Playhouse, has just announced the cancellation of the national tour of A Christmas Carol. This includes the December 19, 2019 performance at the Academy Center of the Arts’ Historic Academy Theatre in Lynchburg, VA.


The tour bus for the Nebraska Theatre Caravan production of A Christmas Carol was in an accident near Waterville, ME on Tuesday, December 10, 2019, at 11:30pm, when the charter bus, owned and operated by Arrow Stage Lines drifted off the right side of the road and subsequently overturned on its passenger side and came to rest down an embankment. While no major injuries were sustained, the accident has resulted in the cancellation of the remaining dates of the national tour.


“While we are sad to see the tour cut short, we consider our theatre a family, and the safety and physical health and wellbeing of those involved is most important,” said Kate Whitecotton, Company Manager. “Thank you to everyone who has reached out in support of our touring members of A Christmas Carol. We have immense respect and deep appreciation for the performers and crew who give so much of their time and talent to share this beautiful story with theatre-goers across the U.S. each year.”


Box Office staff at the Academy Center of the Arts will refund tickets at the point of purchase. Patrons purchasing with credit cards will be automatically refunded to the card used. Patrons that purchased with cash or check will be contacted by Box Office staff within five (5) business days to arrange a refund.


“We are deeply disappointed that the performance has to be canceled, but we are thankful that none were critically injured during the accident,” said Geoffrey Kershner, Executive Director. “We wish the cast and crew well as they recover.”


“Thank you to everyone who purchased tickets. We want to thank our patrons for continuing to support the Academy Center of the Arts through our programming. Losing a scheduled show is rare and we are saddened by the misfortune of losing two of our holiday shows this year. We apologize for any inconvenience and disappointment this causes and will work to refund patrons in a timely manner.”


For more information, call the Academy Center of the Arts’ Box Office at (434) 846-8499.



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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 [email protected].

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, [email protected], for more information.



Historic Academy Theatre
December 19, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
$14 – $87