Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol – Dec 5-Dec 21

Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol 
December 5-December 21, 2014
Fridays & Saturdays at 8 PM, Sundays at 2 PM

Welcome to the real story behind Dickens’ Christmas Carol— Jacob Marley’s heroic behind-the-scenes efforts to save old Scrooge’s soul, and in the process, redeem his own. Marley is not alone, however; he is aided by the Bogle, an irreverent little sprite with an agenda all his own. You know how the old story ends… or do you?

Three talented actors bring dozens of Dickens’s characters to life and narrate the story as they go in this twist on the old tale, taking the audience on a fantastic journey sure to put everyone in the Christmas spirit. If you have any sort of imagination whatsoever, you’re in for a wonderful ride!

Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol runs Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 2pm from Friday, December 5 through Sunday, December 21 at The Acrosstown Repertory Theatre, in the Baird Center at 619 South Main Street in Gainesville. Runtime is is approximately 90 minutes, not including a fifteen-minute intermission. There will be  a half-price preview performance on Thursday, December 4.

According to director, Carolyne Salt, “Tom Mula’s fast-paced, funny and surprisingly revealing look into Jacob Marley’s afterlife is a refreshing treat for holiday theatergoers. It’s the perfect companion piece to Dickens’s holiday classic, and, though I believe it’s somewhat scarier and packs more emotional punch, should be appropriate for anyone aged ten to 105. I feel blessed to be able to share this tale with Gainesville audiences for a second year– expect something different, but no less wondrous, than last year’s production!”

To see photos and audience reactions to last year’s production, please visit that event’s facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/events/665400713504471/
The current event’s facebook page is: https://www.facebook.com/events/306938976175409

This year’s production features George Steven O’Brien as Marley, Carolyne Salt as the Bogle and Eric Hill as Scrooge.

Tickets are $10 for the general public and may be purchased in advance online, by calling the Acrosstown at 352-BE IN ART (234-6278), or at our ticket partners Wild Iris Books (22 SE 5th Avenue, Suite D– off Main Street near the Co-Op and the CMC) and D-Lites Emporium (4216 Northwest 16th Boulevard– in the Fresh Market plaza) beginning two weeks before opening. Tickets are also available at the door thirty minutes before showtime.

Tickets available online here: http://acrosstown.org/tickets/buy-tickets/

“Of all the holiday shows dotting the theatrical landscape, none shines brighter than Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol.” —The Life

Sherlock Homes & the Adventure of the Suicide Club, October 10-26

Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Suicide Club by Jeffrey Hatcher, directed by Bradley T. Hicks, opens October 10!

Welcome to the Suicide Club— a secret London society where some of Europe’s most powerful men gather to play a game: the game of murder. But the club has a new member, Sherlock Holmes: brilliant, brooding, the greatest detective in the world. Does Holmes wish to die? Can his friend Dr. Watson save him? Or doesn’t Holmes want to be saved? A new thriller featuring the famed sleuth in a tale full of mystery, romance, twists and chills.

Sherlock Holmes & the Adventure of the Suicide Club runs Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 2pm, from October 10 through October 26 at The Acrosstown Repertory Theatre, in the Baird Center at 619 South Main Street in Gainesville. A two-for-one (half-price) preview is scheduled for Thursday, October 9.

Tickets are $10 for the general public and may be purchased in advance online, by calling the Acrosstown at 352-BE IN ART (234-6278), or at our ticket partners Wild Iris Books (22 SE 5th Avenue, Suite D– off Main Street near the Co-Op and the CMC) and D-Lites Emporium (4216 Northwest 16th Boulevard– in the Fresh Market plaza). Tickets are also available at the door thirty minutes before showtime.

Buy your tickets now: http://acrosstown.org/tickets/buy-tickets

“Hatcher has a winner with SHERLOCK HOLMES. It’s intelligent, clever, teasing, seductively engaging and just plain fun.” —Tucson Weekly

Auditions: Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol

Sunday, September 21 & Monday, September 22, at 7pm

Production dates: Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays, November 28-December 21, 2014

The Acrosstown Repertory Theatre is pleased to announce open auditions for its November 28-December 21 production of “Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol” by Tom Mula, directed by Carolyne Salt.

Back for its second year, Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol tells the real story behind Dickens’ A Christmas Carol– Marley’s heroic behind-the-scenes efforts to save old Scrooge’s soul, while saving his own in theprocess. Marley is not alone, however; he is aided by the Bogle, an irreverent little sprite with an agenda all his own. In this fast-paced, hilarious and deeply-moving soon-to-be Christmas classic, four actors bring dozens of Dickens’s characters to life and take the audience on a fantastic journey certain to put everyone in the Christmas spirit.

Auditions will be held at the theater (619 South Main Street, in the Baird Center) on Sunday, September 21 & Monday, September 22 at 7pm.

This is a true ensemble show– four people play all of the roles and narrate as they go. No prepared monologues are required, cold readings from the script will be provided. There may be some movement work, so please wear comfortable clothing and footwear.

The Acrosstown is entirely volunteer-run and -operated, and all levels of experience are welcomed. Backstage help is needed, too– please phone the theater at 352-234-6278 (352-BE IN ART) if you would like to get involved!

If cast you will be compensated by the roar of applause and the joy of being part of the Acrosstown family :)

Character breakdowns available on our facebook page!

“Of all the holiday shows dotting the theatrical landscape, none shines brighter than Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol.” —The Life

  • Mission

    The Acrosstown Repertory Theatre’s mission is to engage, educate, challenge, and inspire the minds and hearts of our diverse community of patrons through the healing mediums of artistry, community outreach, and sponsorship of local talent wherever we may find it; and by practicing mindful, compassionate awareness of the importance of culture in our lives. Founded in 1980 and staffed entirely by volunteers, the ART is a certified 501(c)3 nonprofit.