a new musical interpretation of Dickens' classic tale

The History
A long time ago, John Armstrong had an idea.  He wanted to showcase many of the diverse talents of Edmonton's music scene and decided that Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" was the perfect vehicle.  After recruiting the present musical cast and assigning writing projects based on the character that they would portray, the troupe began to meet, jam, share their original songs and create what would become the Christmas Carol Project.
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The Christmas Carol project premiered at the Catalyst Theatre in Edmonton in December of 1996.  Despite a bitterly cold (- 40 C) evening, the show was a sold out success.
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The second run in 1997 was highly acclaimed by audiences and media, alike.
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Once again at Catalyst in 1998, the Christmas Carol Project quickly sold out 2 shows
on December 18th & 19th and a third show was added on December 20th.
The Saturday night performance was recorded by Rick Fenton and
broadcast by CBC Radio One on December 23rd & 25th.
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The 4th Annual Christmas Carol Project 1999 was presented by
THEATrePUBLIC
on Saturday evening, December 18th
and Sunday afternoon, December 19th
at the Citadel's McLab Theatre in Edmonton, AB.
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In the year 2000, the Christmas Carol Project moved to the Roxy and was presented by
THEATrePUBLIC and Brass Monkey Productions
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The 6th Annual Christmas Carol Project
ran from December 19th - 22nd ~ Live at the Roxy
The weekend shows were oversold.
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For the 7th year, an extra show was added on Sunday and the 5 night run saw full houses every evening.  Three new songs were added to the show courtesy of Maria, Dale & Ken.
December 18th - 22nd, 2002
Many thanks to Mike Bradford (and Noel & Bob) for great sound
and many thanks to Colin Lay for mixing opening night
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since its inception, this Project has been generously assisted by
MB Productions
& Tribal Treats Photography
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The 8th Annual Christmas Carol Project was the most successful run to date
with 5 evening shows & a Saturday matinee
December 17th - 21st, 2003
Over 1000 people attended the performances and all 6 shows were mixed and recorded by Colin Lay, Big Weather Productions.  Many thanks to Mike Bradford at Allstar for the gear.

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The 9th annual Christmas Carol was attended by over 1100 people over 7 shows between December 14th - 19th, 2004.
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2005 10th Anniversary Performances

Yukon Arts Centre, White Horse, YT
December 13th & 14th 7:30 pm each night
www.yukonartscentre.org
Roxy Theatre, Edmonton, AB
Evening shows December 16th - 18th & 21st - 23rd 8 pm each night
afternoon matinee Saturday, December 17th at 2 pm
Theatre Network ~ live at the Roxy
http://www.theatrenetwork.ca/
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In 2006, Bellstruck Productions Inc. produced
The Carol Project
a television version of the Christmas Carol Project
as well as 7 live performances at the Roxy Theatre
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2007 shows
December 14th to 16th *
& December 19th to 22nd
* matinee only on December 16th
Roxy Theatre
Theatre Network
10708 - 124 Street
Edmonton, AB
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December 5th & 6th, 2008
Northern Arts
& Cultural Centre
Yellowknife, NWT
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Saturday, December 27th, 2008
@ 8 pm
Francis Winspear
Centre for Music
9720 - 102 Avenue
Edmonton, AB
$27 advance / $32 at door
(does not include service charge)
presented by the
Sasquatch Community
Arts Society


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THE CHRISTMAS CAROL PROJECT
would like to thank the staff of the Winspear for their support over the past two years (2008 & 2009), as well as the Sasquatch Comunity Arts Society for presenting our last two shows in Edmonton.

We are also very grateful to the staff of the Pumphouse Theatre and to Fish Creek Concerts for enabling our first performances in Calgary.  We look forward to returning in December of 2010 !

Many thanks to our kind media sponsor for the past two years



Tour dates 2010
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THE CHRISTMAS CAROL PROJECT
exclusive, pre-tour club show
at the Nest (NAIT Main Campus)

Saturday, December 4th

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THE CHRISTMAS CAROL PROJECT
returns to the Pumphouse Theatre in Calgary, AB
December 10th, 11th & 12th

Presented by the Pumphouse Theatre and Fish Creek Concerts
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THE CHRISTMAS CAROL PROJECT
performing at Millennium Place, Whistler, BC
December 15th & 16th

Presented by Whistler Arts Council
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THE CHRISTMAS CAROL PROJECT
makes its Vancouver, BC premiere
December 17th & 18th


Presented by Vancouver East Cultural Centre
Tour dates 2011
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December 8, 9 & 10, 2011
in Calgary
2140 Pumphouse Avenue SW
Opening set at 7:30 pm
Carol at 8:30
Tickets are $30
(403)
263-0079
http://tickets.pumphousetheatre.ca


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December 18, 19 & 20, 2011
Vancouver East Cultural Society

1895 Venables Street
Carol at 8 pm
Song Circle at 9:45 pm
Tickets from $28
(604) 251-1363
https://tickets.thecultch.com



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December 21, 2011
Milllennium Place

4335 Blackcomb Way
Opening set at 7 pm
Carol at 8 pm (with intermission)
Tickets :
Adult:$28
Senior/Student: $24
WAC Member: $22
Child: $12
(604) 935-8410
http://artswhistler.tix.com/Event.asp

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December 28 & 29, 2011

 Arts Barns in Edmonton

Westbury Theatre as part of Arts at the Barns
TransAlta Arts Barns building
10330 – 84 Avenue
Opening set at 8 pm
Carol at 9 pm
Tickets:
$25 early bird to December 1st
$30 advance
$35 at the door
(780) 409–1910
https://tickets.fringetheatre.ca


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The Christmas Carol Project is supported by the Edmonton Arts Council and the City of Edmonton.

2012 Performances

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December 16, 17 & 18, 2012
Vancouver East Cultural Society

1895 Venables Street, Vancouver, BC
Carol at 8 pm
Song Circle at 9:45 pm
Tickets from $28
(604) 251-1363
https://tickets.thecultch.com

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December 20, 2012 at 7:30
Red Deer Arts Centre

100 College Boulevard, Red Deer. AB

Tickets are $42 + service charges, on sale at

BLACK KNIGHT TICKET CENTRE

(at the Black Knight Inn - 2929 - 50th Ave.)

Charge by phone: 403-755-6626 or 1-800-661-8793

Online at www.bkticketcentre.ca


presented by Central Music Festival
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December 28 & 29, 2012

 

Arts at the Barns

Westbury Theatre, Part of Arts at the Barns Performing Series
TransAlta Arts Barns building
10330 – 84 Avenue, Edmonton, AB
Opening set at 8 pm
Carol at 9 pm
Tickets:
$35 advance
$40 at the door
(780) 409–1910
https://tickets.fringetheatre.ca