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A Fairy Tale Christmas Carol

Press Release:
Breaking News! Big Bad Wolf Huffs “Humbug!” to the Holidays
Encore Stage & Studio presents A Fairy Tale Christmas Carol
Production runs December 2-4, 2016

Arlington, VA –As a new Encore Holiday Tradition, A Fairy Tale Christmas Carol gathers together a cast of your favorite fairy tale characters to recreate the classic story of Ebenezer Scrooge’s magical Christmas Eve. Mother Goose lends her talents to narrate as the Big Bad Wolf takes on the humbugging lead role. Cinderella, the Three Little Pigs, Old King Cole, and many beloved characters help create a new twist on the traditional Dickensian fable. This production is recommended for holiday lovers (or humbugs) ages 4 and older. This production runs December 2-4, 2016 at Gunston Arts Center –Theatre One (2700 S. Lang St. Arlington, VA 22206).

Guiding the creative vision of these holiday hijinks is Kelsey Meiklejohn, who says that it “has been really exciting watching the kids make the connections between the traditional Dickens’ story and how their fairy tale characters fit into that world. There are lots of light bulb moments where the jokes suddenly make sense, or an Easter egg is there for the audience to pick up on. It’s inspiring to see those moments of discovery.”

Joining Meiklejohn on this wacky adventure is Sarah Strunk, who will be designing the production’s set and assisting the technical director. The Yorktown High School senior has been involved with Encore since 2007. Encore is excited to be able to offer its students these new and exciting production opportunities.

The creative team is rounded out by Susan Alison Keady (Artistic Director / Technical Director), Kristen Jepperson (Master Carpenter), Emma Berry (Costume and Makeup Designer / Props Manager), Ian Claar (Lighting Designer), Caitlin Simmons (Audio Technician), and Matthew Heap (Composer).

Performance Dates and Showtimes:
Friday, December 2, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Sunday, December 4, 2016 at 3 p.m.
Tickets are on sale now and may be purchased at or by calling our box office (703) 548-1154. $10, General Admission. Group discounts are available.

About Encore Stage & Studio
“Theatre by Kids, for Kids!” Founded in 1967, our mission is to build a lifelong appreciation for live theater by involving young people in all aspects of theater arts –onstage, backstage, in the classroom, and in the audience. Encore strives to educate and entertain by offering productions each season that are by and for young people, and through enriching classes and workshops with qualified, enthusiastic teaching artists. We believe that participating in live theatre builds problem-solving skills, teamwork, creativity, literacy, and self-confidence. We are cultivating the next generation of active and engaged art lovers.

Encore Stage & Studio’s 2016 season is sponsored by Fairlington Dental and is supported in part by the Virginia Commission for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Arlington Cultural Affairs Division of Arlington Economic Development and the Arlington Commission for the Arts.

For more information visit | (703) 548-1154 | PO Box 969 Arlington, VA 22216
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