A Christmas Carol, A New Musical
by Georgetown Palace Theatre
Dec. 08 - Dec. 30, 2017
Next up on the Georgetown Palace Theatre’s Springer Stage: A Christmas Carol: A New Musical, a holiday classic that will entertain the entire family – in a somewhat different presentation! Ron Watson directs A Christmas Carol: A New Musical for the Palace. Ron also performs many other important jobs for the Palace under the title of Technical Director and IT Administrator, as well as using his directing experience and expertise for several productions each season. Keith Ferguson (Book & Lyrics) & Bruce Greer (Music) have created a new musical adaptation of Charles Dickens' 1843 novella that is faithful to Dickens' plot and prose, while highlighting both the spiritual and social themes interlaced throughout this Christmas classic. The score has the original songs written in a traditional musical theater style, while also carefully integrating familiar carols and songs of Christmas that audiences will love. Celebrate the holidays with this timeless tale that embodies the season: love, family, and the spirit of good will. See it brought to life on-stage, with charming costumes, delightful music, and a few ghostly apparitions. This magical production is perfect for the entire family, guaranteed to warm the heart of every Scrooge.
Keith Ferguson (Book & Lyrics) is a writer, actor, worship leader and producer of multiple projects for both worship and the stage. As an actor, Keith has performed with the Dallas Theater Center Children’s Theater, Theater Three, Lyric Stage, and the Dallas Children’s Theater. He is a proud member of Actors Equity. A Dallas native, Keith is a Distinguished Alumnus of Dallas Baptist University and holds Masters degrees in Music from Southern Methodist University. It’s A Wonderful Life, The Musical, written with collaborator Bruce Greer, has been produced in hundreds of theaters and churches throughout the United States and Canada since 2000. Ferguson & Greer have also written multiple musicals and songs for major publishing houses, including Hal Leonard; Word, Inc.; Lifeway; and many others. Keith serves as the Associate Pastor for Music & Worship at First Baptist Church, Carrollton, Texas.
Bruce Greer (Music), originally of Longview, Texas, graduated with honors from Baylor University in 1984 with a degree in Music Theory and Composition (having won a full scholarship in Composition). Upon graduation, Bruce became a Creative Director for Word Records and Music where he spent six years as songwriter, arranger, and producer. In 1990, Bruce left Word to pursue a full-time writing and concert career. Since that time, Bruce has become one of the most popular and highly regarded writers for church music in the country, winning a Dove Award, Christian Music's highest honor, for his arranging and orchestrating. Bruce frequently collaborates with lyricist Keith Ferguson on musical theater works, most notably their popular musical adaptation of It’s A Wonderful Life and now A Christmas Carol. Bruce serves, with his wife Kim, as Minister of Music at First Baptist Church, Oklahoma City.
For A Christmas Carol: A New Musical, Director Ron Watson has excellent help from several people who are extremely good at what they do: Austin Kimble, Music Director; Courtney Wissinger, Choreographer; Set Design, Michael Davis; Scenic Artist and Set Painting, Barb Jernigan; Costume Design and Construction, A Cut Above Design (Ramona Haas, Ronnie Prior); Jessie Drollette, Stage Manager; Lighting Design, Faith Castaneda.
Many thanks to Landreth Construction of Georgetown for the generous sponsorship of A Christmas Carol: A New Musical.
December 08 - December 30, 2017
810 South Austin Avenue
Georgetown, TX, 78626
A Christmas Carol: A New Musical at the Palace begins on Friday, December 8, 2017, and runs for a total of 17 performances through Saturday, December 30, 2017. Friday and Saturday shows are at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday shows are at 2:00 p.m. (Two Saturday matinees at 2:00 p.m. are a part of the schedule: Sat., Dec. 16 & 23.)
Senior (55+) / Military / Students $29
Children (13 & younger) $15
*Standard and Premium Flex Passes can be used for this Show.
*$1 ticketing fee will be added per ticket at checkout.
**Student Rush Tickets $18 at the door with student ID.
Group rates are available for 20 or more. The Palace seats about 295, with reserved seating paid for in the ticket price. The Palace office in the lobby of the theatre is open Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. (except for some holiday dates). Purchase tickets and select seating online at www.georgetownpalace.com or by calling 512-869-7469. (Please call ahead regarding special needs seating.) Visa, Master Card, Discover, and American Express are accepted.