A different variation on a classic Christmas tale will be performed this weekend on the campus of Butler County Community College.
The show is called the Vaudeville Christmas Carol Extravaganza.
It will be performed by the Hobnob Theatre Company. Elizabeth Smith is one of the co-founders.
“This is a brand new script. We are actually setting our story in a Vaudeville theater in Butler called the Lyric Theater, which is where the Brick House is right now,” Smith said in an interview.
The debut performances of this show will be staged at the Succop Theater on BC3’s Main Camps on both Friday and Saturday, Dec. 14-15, beginning at 7:30 p.m., as well as a Sunday matinee at 2:30 p.m.
Set during the time period of World War I in the early 20th century, this new re-telling focuses on local people going through hard times, while still being loosely based on the seasonal favorite by Charles Dickens.
“It’s set between Thanksgiving and Christmas. There are ghosts. All four of them that show up in the original story show up in very different ways and there’s some Vaudeville acts that we’re bringing into the show too, so it’s not just a Christmas Carol, but it actually is a Vaudeville show,” Smith said.
Tickets for adults can be purchased for just $10, while kids 12 and younger are $5 online through Hobnob Theater’s website or at May’s Music Shoppe. Tickets will also be available at the door.
Written By: Ryan Saeler for the Butler Radio Network
Photo by kevin dooley