West Reading Avenues Winter 2017 - 16
A Christmas Carol
(formerly a christmas carol on the trolley)
saturday, december 2-23 * various departure times
A presentation of the interactive Pennsylvania Dutch
"Christmas Carol" event will begin Dec. 2 and continue
through Dec. 23 in West Reading.
Take a ride back in time as this delightful interactive family
presentation of Charles Dickens' famous classic "A Christmas
Carol" unfolds with a Pennsylvania Dutch twist within the holiday
glow of charming West Reading, Pa.
Since its debut in 2014 this wondrous traveling show has played
to standing room only crowds, delighting audiences of all ages.
In an attempt to keep this unique, roving theatrical Christmas
presentation fresh, we've upgraded transportation to a comfy
36-passenger coach/bus, which will create a futuristic way to
transport our audiences, as they go "back to the future" on this
Christmas Carol journey.
In addition, the entire event will now occur ONLY in West
Reading, with departure and return from the charming West Reading
shop Curious Consignments, located at 605 Penn Avenue. Wine
tasting, provided by the award-winning Starving Artist Winery,
will be available on-site before and after the tour.
Upon boarding the coach, the audience is transported back
in time to the streets of Olde West Reading Towne. Scrooge
himself plays the surly emcee of this delightfully fun and
wonderfully homespun treatment of the Charles Dickens' classic.
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Children and adults love it, giggling between the comedy and
the dramatic twists, as they also get a mini-tour of historic West
Reading and Wyomissing. Ebenezer Scrooge begins to spin the
time-honored tale for the audience as the coach makes several
stops at various West Reading businesses to meet other characters
to further the storyline. At each participating business, guests will
be offered complimentary snacks or non-alcoholic drinks. As old
Scrooge begins to find some faith and trust in his fellow man,
and is reminded what a blessing each day of life is, the Christmas
Coach wends its way back to Curious as Scrooge, Cratchit and the
audience sing Christmas carols in the spirit of the holiday.
A Christmas Carol on the Coach is the brainchild of producer
L.J. Fecho, owner and founder of Fecho Productions and Artistic
Director of Genesius Theatre. Fecho adapted the script from the
book by Charles Dickens. The interactive show has a cast of 6
actors, who play multiple roles. Even audience members are called
upon to portray various characters.
The Christmas Coach runs Dec. 2 through Dec. 23, 2017
with the following schedule:
* December 2, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23 - Performance times are
4:40 pm, 6:10 pm, and 7:40 pm
* December 8, 14, 15, 21, 22 - Performance times are
6:00 pm and 7:30 pm
The Christmas Coach departs from and ends at Curious
Consignments, 605 Penn Avenue, West Reading (610-685-3996).
Doors open at Curious 30 minutes before each show time.