An annual holiday classic returns to the Ulster Performing Arts Center, in Kingston, New York.  The Ulster Ballet Company will present Charles Dickens’ holiday classic, “A Christmas Carol,” at the Ulster Performing Arts Center, on November 30th, December 1st, and 2nd. UBC is proud to announce their 18th season of this spectacular production, which has become a holiday tradition amongst Hudson Valley audiences.
Featuring a cast of 60+ dancers, actors and stage professionals from the Hudson Valley, “A Christmas Carol” presents a heartwarming and emotional tale of redemption through the use of voice-over narration, mime and dance. Spectacular lighting and special effects, colorful costumes, and stunning set designs make this production touch the hearts and capture the attention of audiences of all ages.
“A Christmas Carol” boasts breathtaking props and sets, including backdrops designed and painted by Leslie Bender, a highly acclaimed local artist who has worked extensively with the Ulster Ballet Company.
“A Christmas Carol” will be performed on Friday, November 30th at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1st at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 2nd at 2 p.m., at UPAC, 601 Broadway, Kingston, N.Y.  Tickets are $19 for adults, and $15 for students and senior citizens. For UPAC and Bardavon members, tickets are $12.  Discounted tickets are available to groups of 10 or more for $12.  To purchase tickets call the UPAC box office at 845-339-6088.  Tickets are also are available through  TicketMaster (ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000).  For more information visit www.ulsterballet.org or www.UPAC.org
Thursday, November 29th, is a special full-length performance for area school children, and senior citizens, at reduced ticket prices.  For information or tickets for the school performance contact Michele Szynal at shoessox@aol.com or call 845-246-4316.
This show is being sponsored in part by Clear Channel Radio and Northern Dutchess Hospital.
Lead Performers:
Ebenezer Scrooge -  Bob Gomez
Bob Cratchit  -  William Reinhart
Spirit of Christmas Past  -  Justine Maletta
Spirit of Christmas Present - Quiedo Carbone
Spirit of Christmas Yet to Be – Anne David
Ghost of Jacob Marley - Phillip Levine

Young Scrooge – Michael Evan Werner

Belle- - Anne David

Greed – Aubrey Contini
 
Other credits:
Scarlett Fiero and Quiedo Carbone, co-artistic directors
Sara Miot, choreographer and director of  “A Christmas Carol”