“A Christmas Carol” will be performed at the Dixon Theatre

Published 7:00 am Wednesday, November 15, 2017

The Poplarville Academy of Performing Arts will perform “A Christmas Carol” at the Dixon Theatre in Poplarville.

The performance will take place on Dec. 7, 8, 9, 14, 15 and 16 at 7 p.m.

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“I left the Poplarville Academy of Performing Arts three years ago, but I recently came back and this will be my first show since then,” Director Jacob Cochran said. “We have been around for seven years but we haven’t performed in a while so this is kind of our ‘revival performance.’”

A Christmas Carol is a story written by Charles Dickens. It tells the tale of Ebenezer Scrooge, a person who hates Christmas. In the play, the ghost of Jacob Marley, Scrooge’s business partner, takes Scrooge to see his past, present and future, which changes Scrooge’s perception of Christmas, Cochran said.

“We have been rehearsing this show for the last month and we’re excited to put on a show for everyone,” Cochran said. “We rehearse four to five times a week and we have been working really hard and we’re always looking for new volunteers, if anyone is interested.”

The general admission fee will be $12 and students, children under 6-years-old, senior citizens and members of the military will be able to buy a ticket for $10.

To purchase a ticket, visit www.papa.ticketleap.com/christmascarol. For more information on volunteering at the Dixon Theatre, contact the Dixon Theatre at dixontheatre@gmail.com.

“We have many kids from Picayune and Poplarville and we’re looking to get as many people as possible through our doors so I invite everyone to come out and enjoy a good show,” Cochran said.