The holiday classic celebrating giving, forgiveness, kindness and redemption comes to New Mexico Tech’s Macey Center. Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” will be performed on Friday, December 2nd at 7:30pm. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, $5 for youth and are available online at nmt.edu/pas or at the box office. Tickets are free for New Mexico Tech students.
There will be a “donation dress rehearsal” on Wednesday, November 30 at 6:30 p.m., with donations to attend the open dress rehearsal being accepted at the door.
The tale of elderly miser Ebenezer Scrooge and his nightly visits from the three Christmas spirits – the spirits of Christmas past, present and yet to come – is being produced as a co-production in collaboration between the Socorro Community Theatre, the Socorro Consolidated Schools, the New Mexico Tech Performing Arts Series ( PAS), Macey Center and Betty Clark Memorial Endowment.
The production is scheduled to take place during the Festival of the Cranes, the first in-person festival since the COVID-19 pandemic. Wildlife photographers and enthusiasts will flock to the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge south of Socorro December 1-3 for a range of seminars, tours and other activities. Many of the visitors are expected to take part in holiday events in the Socorro area during their stay, including the Luminaria Art Stroll, the Candy Cane Parade, and “A Christmas Carol.”
According to PAS Director Ronna Kalish, a group of Socorro High School students who were previously involved in the school production of “Clue” and the recent community theater production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” are also in this year’s holiday production of “A Christmas Carol.”
“The same members of the backstage crew are almost all in this play, what a wonderful development,” said Kalish. “We hope that in the future more students in the Socorro schools will participate in theater and music and then take part in co-productions.”
With musical theater veterans Eileen Comstock and Warren Marts at the helm, along with a host of experienced local actors, teachers and stage crew, Kalish expressed confidence that this year’s A Christmas Carol would be a quality production.
“It will be excellent entertainment for the holiday season for the local community and many visitors who come to the Festival of the Cranes over the weekend,” she said.
New Mexico Tech students: Patrick Duane, Tanya Makhnina, Santiago Montoya, Jalethzie Pena, Rio Sessions, Daniel Vonderhaar
Socorro High School students: Bethany Arndt, Paige Avery, Andrew Moellenbrock, Lyzz Moellenbrock, Belen Padilla, Rem Jaquez Quiñonez, Finn Pias, Antonia Saavedra, Sky Sessions, Natalia Sierra, Addison Spitz, Abagail Watkins
Students at the Cottonwood Valley Charter School: Abby Cadol, Dru Cadol, Allison Harris, Kailyn Woods
Parishioners: Jayme Avery, Jay Blanchard, James Cosentino, Sharidyn Cosentino, Sara Demorest, Laura Edwards, Dominique Gomez, Haley Hanson, Diana Kent-Hoke, Rachel Kirby, Cindy Madrid, Katya Makhnina, Minnie Mao, Warren Marts, George Moellenbrock, Isabel Morris
William Anderson, Theresa Apodaca, Jane Beckstead, Madi Bennett, Beth Cadol, Dan Cadol, Liam Demorest, Freya Hansen, John Leeper, Julian Romero, Juan Rueda, Heather Sanchez, Christie Smith, Malcolm Thompson, Pamela Vega, Laurie Ware
Eileen Comstock, Jewels Edeal, Taft Elliott, Marcus Navarra, Allan Stavely