Arts and Culture, Theater
Dec 14, 2016

The Queensborough Theatre Project Brings Holiday Cheer to the Stage

  A new theater group in the neighborhood called The Queensborough Theatre Project is having a VERY busy holiday season. They’re producing two different Christmas shows, both of which sound (…)

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Photo Credit: Samantha Blinn

Photo Credit: Samantha Blinn

A new theater group in the neighborhood called The Queensborough Theatre Project is having a VERY busy holiday season. They’re producing two different Christmas shows, both of which sound awesome.

 

First, what’s Christmas without visits from the ghosts of past, present, and future? The Queensborough Theatre Project’s production of Charles Dicken’s A Christmas Carol is running at the Ophelia Theater through December 18th, with tickets available for purchase here. About the show:

 

The powerful words of Dickens are seamlessly woven into and around the songs of the season in this dark, joyous, raw, and altogether winning adaptation that makes its return after a four-year hiatus.  Enjoyed by NYC audiences since 2002, and Boston in 2013, this haunting celebration of humanity promises to thrill and move audiences like never before with its unique blend of chills, music, and heart.  Featuring a cast of 20, this is one “Carol” you and your family should plan to enjoy this season.

 

Second, for the kid in all of us: Peanuts Christmas: Reanimated Live! This casual, pop-up show does not require tickets; patrons can simply arrive at The LetLove Inn and are encouraged to give a $5 suggested donation. There are two remaining performances: a family friendly matinee this Sunday at 4:30pm, and an evening performance at 7:30pm. Sounds like an adorable good time!

 

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And now, for a fun Christmas quiz! Take a look at the questions below, and send your best guesses to Management@thequeensboroughtheatreproject.com. A perfect score gets a free glass of wine at an upcoming show, as well as entry into a drawing to win 2 tickets to A Christmas Carol’s Saturday evening performance at 8pm AND 2 reserved seats for Peanuts Christmas at The LetLove Inn on Sunday. Lots of holiday cheer in one contest!

 

What other Yuletide staple also made its debut in 1843?

Christmas Trees
Streetcorner Santas
Mistletoe
Christmas Cards
Christmas Cookies

What prompted Dickens to pen his Christmas gift to the world?

An encounter with a miserly neighbor
He lived in a haunted house
His publishers demanded extra material
He wanted to create a one-of-a-kind gift for his wife
He really needed the money

Which TWO of the following was NOT a subsequent Christmas book by Dickens?

The Cricket on the Hearth
Now Thrice Welcome Christmas
The Chimes
The Haunted Man
I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day

What are the chapters of “A Christmas Carol” called?

Spirits
Staves
Bells
Parts
Chapters

When was the first stage adaptation of the “Carol” performed?

December, 1843
July, 1848
February, 1844
June, 1870
December, 1844

For more information on The Queensborough Theatre Project, check out their website and Facebook page.

About Lindsay Goyette

Lindsay has been eating and drinking her way through Queens since 2011. A casting director by day and Astoria explorer by night, you can usually find her checking out live music, theatre, or the newest neighborhood spot to enjoy a craft beer.

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