The Dallas Theatre Center is holding its annual production of A Christmas Carol and has once again partnered with NTFB to collect canned goods and donations, according to a press release from the food bank.
The production can be seen at the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre until December 24. Canned goods can be donated in the lobby, and monetary donations are accepted after the show. Every dollar that is donated during this holiday season will be able to provide three meals, the press release shares.
Jeff Woodward, the managing director of the Dallas Theater Center, spoke highly of the show and what the initiative means for the Dallas community.
“Each year A Christmas Carol adds magic to the holiday season with an important message about compassion and love, and the Dallas Theater Center is proud to support the North Texas Food Bank by reminding our patrons that the holidays can be the most stressful time of year for families struggling to make ends meet. For 15 years, our audience members have generously donated and provided access to 2.5 million nutritious meals, and we are thrilled to continue our partnership with NTFB to be a small part in making a big difference in our community,” Woodward shared in the press release.
The Dallas Theater Center has been able to donate over $830,000 to the NTFB since 2007. The DTC has also provided over 700,000 meals.
Erica Yaeger, the chief external affairs officer for the NTFB, expressed her thanks to the Dallas Theater Center, especially in light of the difficulties the community has met of late.
“We are grateful for the ongoing support and partnership of the Dallas Theater Center and its patrons in providing hope and nourishment to North Texans who don’t know where they will find their next healthy meal,” Yaeger said in the press release. “Facing a 40-year high inflation rate, our neighbors in every zip code are facing increasingly difficult choices every day — deciding whether to purchase groceries or pay for other necessities such as gas, medicine or utilities. That’s a decision no one should have to make.”
A Christmas Carol opened on November 25, according to the DTC performance page. Ebenezer Scrooge is played by Kieran Connolly, and the younger Scrooge is played by Lucas Bierrenbach.
“Three spirits have come to visit the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge, and to take him on a fantastic journey through Christmases past, present, and future,” the DTC page shares of the plot. “Brimming with joyful songs, magical spirits, and holiday cheer, this holiday classic embodies a story of joy, redemption, and the spirit of Christmas.”
It is based on Charles Dickens’ novel and is directed by Alex Organ. The choreography was done by Joel Ferrell, and Gary Adler provided musical direction.
The show is great for all ages, with the final performance being held on Christmas Eve. Tickets cost between $22 and $100, depending on the seat.