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“A Christmas Carol” at the Clarence Brown Theatre

Join us as we celebrate the holiday and recapture the spirit of an old-fashioned Christmas with the timeless Dickens classic, “A Christmas Carol,” now through December 23 at the Clarence Brown Theatre. This year’s production features new costumes, a new set, musicians on stage, a cast of 30… and lots and lots of SNOW! Tickets for children 12 and under are $10!

“A Christmas Carol” is the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, whose ghostly journey and transformation through Christmas past, present, and future is among the most beloved stories in western literature. Described by Dickens as his “little Christmas Book,” “A Christmas Carol” was first published in December 1843. The story was instantly successful, selling more than 6,000 copies in one week. It has since been republished countless times and adapted into scores of stage and screen adaptations. It remains one of literature’s most enduring and often-quoted stories of hope, triumph, and communal spirit.

Director Casey Sams is an Associate Professor at UT, where she works in both the Graduate and Undergraduate programs teaching Movement and Acting. In addition to this production, Casey’s Clarence Brown Theatre projects this year include choreography for “Sweeney Todd” and “On the Razzle.”

“What excites me about ‘A Christmas Carol’ and one of the areas we will be focusing on is the real sense that Scrooge is going on an individual journey… that it’s his trip from being closed off and isolated from the world around him to a place where he can see and share in the beauty, generosity, and joy that is around him,” said Casey.

The production features UT Theatre faculty professional actors, UT graduate and undergraduate student actors, and actors from the community.

“A Christmas Carol” runs through December 23. UT faculty/staff, senior citizens, children, and students receive discounts. For tickets, call the Clarence Brown Theatre box office at 865-974-5161, Tickets Unlimited at 865-656-4444, or visit

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