ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (Oct. 16, 2017) — Continuing a decades-long tradition, St. Petersburg City Theatre will usher in the 2017 holiday season with a production of the Charles Dickens classic A Christmas Carol Dec. 8-17.
David Middleton directs the Yuletide family favorite, with performances at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays.
The opening performance on Friday, Dec. 8 will be a special fundraiser for SPCT, with a reception from 6:30-8 p.m. including beer, wine and heavy hors d’oeuvres. Tickets, available soon, will be $50.
“This is the dawn of an exciting new era for our theater,” said SPCT President Mardi Bessolo. “We’re looking forward to the continuation – and expansion – of our core mission, which is to unite our community through enthusiasm for the dramatic arts.”
The theater’s next production, the Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar, is scheduled for March 16-25, 2018. Auditions will be held Sunday, Jan. 7.
The oldest continually-operating community theater in the United States (92 years and counting), St. Petersburg City Theatre is a 501(c)3 not-for profit cultural institution.
In addition to producing several mainstage shows each year, using all-volunteer cast and crew from throughout the St. Petersburg community, SPCT also provides theater education programs for children and teens during the school year, along with summer camps.
To learn about membership in St Petersburg City Theatre, or opportunities for sponsorship, please visit the website at spcitytheatre.org or call 727-866-1973.
St. Petersburg City Theatre is located at 4025 31st Street S., St. Petersburg, Fla. 33712.