The Top 5 Reasons to Stream “A Christmas Carol”

The Hard-Working Cast and Crew

The talented cast of A Christmas Carol consists of a diverse and joyous mix of people in our community.  We are ecstatic to see a great mix of new faces and Strauss veterans in this production both onstage and behind the scenes.  Weeks of rehearsal go into learning lines and blocking for any show, but this cast knocked it out of the park with their dedication, positive attitudes, and genuine excitement to bring theatre into our lives once again.  Matt Wilkins, the director, brings out the magic in the message of A Christmas Carol thanks to his diligence and hands-on work in every aspect of the  production.

The Debuts

Seventeen, yes SEVENTEEN, cast members are making their Strauss Mainstage debut with A Christmas Carol.  Since we are unable to give them an audience with live applause, we want to provide all the virtual love and support for these amazing actors with our amazing virtual audience.  We hope to see these wonderful volunteers back soon:  Emma Agan, Jack Allen, Gabby Ballew, Phillip Brooks, Mattie Cross, Ella Goodwin, Laney Goodwin, Abigail Hawthorne, Madison Hernandez, Adam Hilleke, Emily Hilleke, Jonathan Hilleke, Breyton Mastronuzzi, Nyah Onderko, Camille Spires, Oz Wilkins, & Tallis Wilkins.

The Christmas Cheer

One of the many reasons we chose to produce A Christmas Carol this season was to bring joy and hope to the community.  We understand this year has been tough for many, if not all, of us.  The story and message that A Christmas Carol brings is a familiar, heart-warming one that really resonates every Christmas.  We are thrilled to be able to bring it into your home.

The Beautiful Set

We are very thankful to David Kaul for providing us with his masterpiece of a set.  Fans of the annual productions at Family Church may recognize it.  We are appreciative of his hard work because it looks absolutely beautiful.  We cannot wait for you to see it!

It’s Safe and Convenient

Now that Tiger King and The Queen’s Gambit are cleared from your Netflix watchlist, it’s time to shake it up!  Our production of A Christmas Carol is a show for all ages to enjoy.  Whether you’re as old as Scrooge or as young as Tiny Tim, you will love Matt Wilkins’ adaptation of the classic tale.  We’re so thankful that we were able to record the show to present to our members, community, friends, and family from the safety and comfort of their own homes.  Now you can experience theatre in your Grinch onesie while drinking hot chocolate and munching on sugar cookies; at least that’s how I’ll be enjoying it.

As always, a huge shout out and thank you to all our volunteers for their time and the patrons and members who made this show possible.  We’d also like to thank our sponsors – Lazenby & Associates, Monroe West Monroe Convention and Visitors Bureau, and ARCO.  We could not have done this without your support!

Purchase your ticket to view A Christmas Carol, streaming on our website today!  Call the box office at 318.323.6681 or visit the Tickets page of the site.