About A Christmas Carol
Ebenezer Scrooge, obsessed with solitude and greed, collides in a nightmare with his own youth and his lost love. In this traditional theatrical adaptation of Charles Dickens’s story, Scrooge is visited by the spirits of Christmas Past, Christmas Present, and Christmas Yet to Come in A Christmas Carol. Carolers sing fragments of joyous Christmas songs in the corners of Scrooge’s mind as the audience accompanies him on the street and joins him on his dream-journey. The visiting spirits of Christmas force Scrooge to confront people and scenes from his life that remind him of his friendlessness – he even sees his home and his future corpse being rifled by his own servants. Finally, he awakens to the reality of Christmas morning and discovers the joy of giving, loving, and caring for others. The costumes, based on fashions of nineteenth-century London, provide color and texture against the abstract setting of Scrooge's life of greed and isolation.
Stage Door Productions, Inc.
Stage Door Productions, Inc. has provided theatre opportunities in the Fredericksburg, Virginia community since 1999. Through main stage shows, youth productions, camps, and other educational programming, Stage Door has touched countless individuals in the area who seek the unique experience that is live theatre. Our Stage Door family includes theatre professionals, late-blooming novices, talented amateurs, aspiring youth, enthusiastic supporters, and appreciative audiences.
Our season includes between nine and twelve main stage plays per year, produced by Stage Door or other area production companies under a partnership agreement, as well as an original One Act Play Festival, and two youth performances and multiple workshops for both young and old. We provide performing arts camps for youth and workshops for all ages. Our program also includes Stage Door Stars, a theatre enrichment experience for our special needs' community. As a thriving arts organization, our goal is to continue to grow and develop in new ways, seeking to increase theatre opportunities for all facets of our community.
Come join us in our new 6,000 square foot facility with both a 44-foot main stage seating two hundred on eight tiered levels and our playhouse theater for smaller productions. Stage Door is living up to our core value statement as we now offer under a shared basis the facility to other local theater groups, partnering with all, to truly bring the THEATER TO ALL, and keep the arts alive in our community through shared resources.
Thank you to Lifetime Corporate Benefactor Manfredi Insurance Group - Allstate of Northern Virginia who generously provided over $60,000 to help build the new THEATER FOR ALL, and the on-going via a $60,000, and the ongoing annual Good Hands Grant - supporting the Allstate Community Theater of Fredericksburg project.
Stage Door Productions, Inc. entertains and inspires audiences, provides an outlet for artistic expression and creative passion, educates and enriches area youth, serves children with special needs, and preserves locally the art of live theatre through performances, programming, education, and outreach in our community.
Stage Door Productions, Inc. envisions a thriving theatre community in Fredericksburg, Virginia where the theatre arts are celebrated, community members of all ages and backgrounds are engaged in the local theatre scene, and creative collaborations and partnerships are encouraged to foster a greater appreciation for the arts in our area and beyond.
The Core Value
Stage Door Productions believes in Theater For All!
Come Break A Leg with us – Volunteers of all experience levels are desired and welcomed with open arms. Whether you want to be a star or stay behind the scenes, we have some great opportunities for you to learn more about the theater and arts. Join us today.