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Pasadena’s A Noise Within theatre announces return of A Christmas Carol

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A Noise Within (ANW), California’s acclaimed classic repertory theatre company, is proud to announce the return of Los Angeles’ longest-running production of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, running Dec. 3 through Dec. 23, 2021, for its ninth holiday season at ANW with an all-new musical score by Robert Oriol. 

The locally grown, nationally produced A Christmas Carol adapted by ANW’s co-artistic director Geoff Elliott is also being produced for the second year at the Kansas City Repertory Theatre. 

Dickens’ time-honored tale of forgiveness has become an annual holiday tradition for A Noise Within. In honor of ANW’s 30th anniversary season, the best seats to A Christmas Carol – named a Critic’s Choice by the LA Times – will be available for only $30 through Nov. 30 for the first two weeks of the run. 

This year, Resident Artist Robert Oriol has composed an all-new musical score to accompany the production. Oriol is an accomplished composer and sound designer who has received the 2019 LADCC Special Award Recipient for Distinguished Achievement in Theatrical Design.

“It started that I was just going to do sound design because it was never fully completed.” Oriol said. “Before, the sound design felt like an afterthought with nothing supporting the action onstage for some scenes. There will be a lot more sound overall. It’s a different set of songs that you’ll get to know over the next few years.”

Producing Artistic Directors Geoff Elliott (he/him/his) and Julia Rodriguez-Elliott (she/her/hers) are thrilled to be able to return to this story of redemption after not being able to do the production last year during the Covid shut down.

“Finally returning to our acclaimed presentation of A Christmas Carol allows families to once again take a supremely theatrical journey and celebrate the transformative power of forgiveness during the holidays,” says Elliott and Rodriguez-Elliott. “Ebenezer Scrooge’s rebirth from miserly curmudgeon to the epitome of love and generosity affirms our faith in the potent goodness of humanity during this beloved time of year.”

Also back by popular demand, ANW returns with another Relaxed Performance of A Christmas Carol on Saturday, Dec. 11 at 10 a.m. 

Relaxed Performances provide an inviting environment for those living with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), developmental delay, neuromuscular disorder, sensory integrative dysfunction, attention deficit disorder, and disorders of social interaction and communication. All the production quality audiences expect from A Noise Within is still in place, with light and sound levels adjusted to create a sensory-friendly environment for all attending.

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