Tuesday, November 08, 2016

From Page to Stage: A Christmas Carol: The Musical – A Reader’s Theater Workshop for Children, November 19-December 4


The Birmingham Public Library (BPL), in partnership with the Birmingham Children’s Theatre (BCT) and Junior League of Birmingham (JLB), would like to invite you to attend From Page to Stage: A Christmas Carol: The Musical – A Readers’ Theater Workshop for Children.

In anticipation of the upcoming BCT performance of A Christmas Carol, BPL will be hosting free workshops at several of its area libraries. Children, aged 5 to 12, will learn how stories come alive through the magic of theater. JLB members will coach the children and introduce them to similar literature located in their local library. Each child will receive two free tickets (one child and one adult ticket) to the BCT A Christmas Carol production in December 2016.

Ebenezer Scrooge is a prosperous curmudgeon who believes personal wealth is far more valuable than the happiness and comfort of others. With an infuriated "Bah! Humbug!" Scrooge summates his feelings of Christmas tidings and charitable giving, but he's forced to face his selfish ways when three ghosts on Christmas Eve lead him through his Past, Present, & Future. Thanks to their guidance, Scrooge recognizes his faults and greets Christmas morning with a cheerful "Happy Christmas" before spending the day reconnecting and sharing love with those that mean the most to him.

Workshop space is limited, so contact your participating library location to register a child for the workshop. Libraries and dates are as follows:

Avondale Regional Branch Library: Sunday, November 20, 2:30 p.m.
East Lake Branch Library: Saturday, November 19, 2:30 p.m.
Five Points West Regional Branch Library: Sunday, November 20, 2:30 p.m.
Pratt City Branch Library: Saturday, November 19, 2:30 p.m.
Southside Branch Library: Saturday, December 3. 2:30 p.m.
Springville Road Regional Branch Library: Sunday, December 4, 2:30 p.m.
West End Branch Library: Saturday, December 3, 2:30 p.m.

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