Choose Your Own Carol
December 17 7:30pm
December 18 7:30pm
Starker Auditorium - IN PERSON
Pick What You Pay $11-$16-$21
Content: All Audiences
COVID Precautions: All attendees aged twelve and over will be required to present proof of vaccination, or a negative COVID-19 test within 48 hours prior to entry. All attendees will be required to wear masks during the event and no concessions will be available. No refunds will be issued if attendees are unable or unwilling to comply with these requirements. Please stay home if you feel unwell.
Now that Zoom has become a part of our lives, it’s ripe for parody. What better way to do that than to bring last year’s Choose Your Own Carol to the Majestic mainstage? We’re keeping all the best parts of Choose Your Own Carol. The audience will still get to decide the ending. It will be the zoomiest in person live theater production ever- complete with green screens, vanishing props, and costumes that stop at the waist (shorts and/or pajama bottoms encouraged). Come and join us!
Ebenezer Scrooge is the CEO of an incredibly successful web-based company, but that success comes at the price of the wellbeing of his employees, his community, and his soul. One faithful Christmas Eve, he is visited by the ghost of his old partner, Jacob Marley. Can Marley and the Three Spirits of Christmas change Scrooge’s heart with their visions of Past, Present, and Future? Will the story end as tradition dictates, with the redemption of Ebenezer Scrooge, the triumph of the spirit of Christmas, and a happy ending? Or will the spirit of Bah Humbug reign supreme after his night of visitations fails to change Scrooge’s heart, resulting in a tale of tragedy and revenge? The audience will decide!
And just as patrons can #ChooseForScrooge, they can also choose how they’d like to experience the show.
Join us on Friday, December 17th for the full 1990s telethon experience, either in-person at the theatre as part of our live studio audience, or you can tune in for free online to watch the fun unfold onstage from the comfort of your living room. There will be special preshow and intermission telethon content during Friday’s performance, featuring Majestic Theatre celebrity cameos, patented Jimbo Ivy patter, and live musical performances. The festivities will wrap up our 2021 Holiday Donation Drive, and the donation numbers will determine which ending of Choose Your Own Carol is performed as the official fate of Ebenezer Scrooge.
The performance on Saturday, December 18th will be a special in-person encore performance of Choose Your Own Carol. The in-person audience can enjoy the fun, modern retelling of A Christmas Carol as a more traditional theatre experience, along with a special extended cut of the show’s ending.