Ellie Kemper (“The Office”), Ken Page, Christine Brewer, Judith Ivey and other St. Louis celebrities will participate in Metro Theater Company’s hourlong, streamed adaptation of the uplifting tale that has become a perennial favorite. Donate $50 or more to receive a DVD or digital download of the broadcast.
With most live events still on hold and large venues shuttered, this season’s theatrical offerings are decidedly less plentiful. Two events inspired by a Charles Dickens classic, along with a ballet that’s become a holiday tradition and a celebratory musical program, promise to enhance the holiday spirit and brighten the final days of an unusually challenging year.
‘A Christmas Carol: A St. Louis Virtual Holiday Reading’
‘A Walking Xmas Carol’
When Nov. 28-Dec. 23 • Where Euclid Avenue and Maryland Plaza in the Central West End • How much Free • More info stlshakes.org/carol
St. Louis Shakespeare Festival presents a 20-stop holiday window tour inspired by the Dickens tale about the spiritual rebirth of the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge. This collaboration with PaintedBlack StL follows on the success of the company’s socially distant summertime program, “A Late Summer Night’s Stroll,” which was presented in Forest Park.
‘Home for the Holidays’
In a season that’ll be unfortunately short on “Nutcracker” productions, this virtual offering by St. Louis Ballet will include favorite scenes and dances from years past along with newly set performances. Among the joys of the ballet is its famous score, which is widely considered to be Tchaikovsky’s most beautiful. And the fantastical story has enchanted generations of children and their parents.
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