Friday, June 3, 2016

"A SOUTHERN CHRISTMAS CAROL" comes to Newport News, Virginia in 2016

"A Southern Christmas Carol" will come to Newport News, Virginia this December (2016). Produced by the Peninsula Community Theatre, the production will play December 2nd through December 18th, 2016. Check back in for more updates.

Monday, November 24, 2014

"A SOUTHERN CHRISTMAS CAROL" premieres in Tennessee

This December 4th, Tennessee joins Georgia, Alabama, Arkansas and Virginia--when the Robertson County Players presents the first production in that state of the critically acclaimed musical "A SOUTHERN CHRISTMAS CAROL."

Southern Christmas Carol from Peter Stratton on Vimeo.

Read below what critics have said about this critically acclaimed take on a Christmas classic--and then why not consider having your theatre, college, school, church or arts organization produce this new holiday classic next year. Professional and amateur rights are available through Leicester Bay Theatricals. Peruse the shows first act for free, download a script and score, or order a copy of the original cast recording by clicking HERE

Saturday, September 14, 2013


Is your theatre, school, church or club looking for a new Christmas show unlike any other? "A SOUTHERN CHRISTMAS CAROL" has been lauded by critics as "Lovely...Deeply moving and heartfelt...A hoot that warms the heart!" For over a decade this phenomenal musical show has been produced to raves from critics and audiences alike--by New York City-based production companies, regional theatres, community theatres, schools and churches. Now professional and amateur productions rights are available to all theatres, universities, schools, churches and other interested groups through LEICESTER BAY THEATRICALS! "A SOUTHERN CHRISTMAS CAROL" was written and originally produced with a small cast of only 10 actors playing multiple roles, but it has been produced using much larger casts of over 50 actors. For small theatres or professional production companies who want to keep down costs but present an entertaining but dramatically challenging new take on a cherished classic tale, "A SOUTHERN CHRISTMAS CAROL" is the perfect choice for a holiday production. The same goes for community theatres, schools, churches and civic organizations who want to produce a popular Christmas show in which the whole community can be involved. In short, it's a great choice for all theatres--regardless of budget or size or talent pool. For more information on producing "A SOUTHERN CHRISTMAS CAROL"--including royalty quotes and a free perusal package including the entire script and piano/vocal score--visit LEICESTER BAY THEATRICALS by clicking here. Then read on, to find out more about this new American Christmas classic!

Monday, January 31, 2011

A New American Classic

Theatres across the country (professional, educational and amateur) and their audiences are discovering a new show that combines the fun and appeal of traditional holiday fare with the maturity of serious American drama. (Think Charles Dickens meets Horton Foote.)

“A Southern Christmas Carol” transplants Charles Dickens’ classic story from 1840’s London to 1930’s rural Georgia during the height of the Great Depression and Jim Crow. When the show first premiered in 2003 at Cotton Hall Theatre in Colquitt Georgia, featuring a New York City-based cast and crew, critics praised it as being “Lovely…sad, funny, inspiring…something truly beautiful, honest and original.” Georgia audiences so loved the show that Cotton Hall Theatre continued to produced the show out of New York annually.

Since 2009 “A Southern Christmas Carol” has spread beyond Georgia, enjoying multiple productions in Alabama, Arkansas and Virginia.

Professional productions have been presented using a small cast of 10 actors (6 males/4 females) with each playing multiple roles.—making “A Southern Christmas Carol” a great choice for professional venues looking to produce a unique but audience-pleasing holiday show on a tight budget.

Numerous amateur productions have featured large casts of 20 to 50 actors—making “A Southern Christmas Carol” the perfect choice for community theatres, schools and churches looking to showcase a wide-range of local talent and bolster community involvement in their productions.

Read what the critics have to say about “A Southern Christmas Carol” and then consider if this startlingly original new incarnation of a revered classic might not be perfect for your theatre. Professional and amateur rights are now available.> For more information write:

Also be sure to peruse this blog’s archives for more information on the production history, past cast members, script, characters and music of “A Southern Christmas Carol.”

Discover the show that critics have called, “something truly beautiful, honest and original…Great fun!...A hoot that warms the heart.”

Top center photo: The cast of the 2004 Cotton Hall Production. Above left photo: Andrew Frace in the 2004 Cotton Hall production. Above right photo: Marissa McGowan in the original 2003 Cotton Hall production. Bottom photo: Peter Lewis & Allison Spragin in the 2003 Cotton Hall production.)

"God Bless Us Everyone"

Tiny (Rubin Singleton) sings "God Bless Us Everyone" in the original 2003 Cotton Hall Theatre produciton of "A Southern Christmas Carol." This criically acclaimed musical play transplants Dickens' Christmas classic from 1840s London to 1933 rural Georgia during the height of the Great Depression and Jim Crow.

Friday, December 3, 2010

The Arkansas premiere of "A Southern Christmas Carol"

Arkansas now joins Georgia,Alabama and Virginia on the list of states in which the critically acclaimed new musical "A Southern Christmas Carol" has been produced. The South Arkansas Art Center in El Dorado opened the show Thanksgiving weekend. Performances continue through December 5th.

The cast of the 2010 South Arkansas Arts Center produciton of "A Southern Christmas Carol."

The South Arkansas Arts Center is also offering for sale commemorative shirts featuring the production's logo.

"A Southern Christmas Carol" returns to Virginia

After a sold-out run last year, Believers Art in Chesapeake, Virginia once again presents "A Southern Christmas Carol." Their production opens on December 10th.