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Fantasy Playhouse's 'A Christmas Carol' goes virtual

The Fantasy Playhouse Children's Theater & Academy goes virtual during its 60th season.
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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — The pandemic has changed how local theaters and the performing arts operate in the Tennessee Valley. The Fantasy Playhouse Children's Theater and Academy has remained closed to the public since mid-March.

The academy has gone "virtual" with stage plays. This is their 60th season, but of course, things look a lot different this year.

"I'm incredibly proud of the way that our staff and volunteers and our board of directors have really come together to think creatively and kind of look at an obstacle, and problem solve," says Fantasy Playhouse Children's Theater & Academy Executive Director, Karen Mockensturm.

Production is now underway for 'A Christmas Carol'. Staff members say the play will start airing live on November 27th.

"I was interested to kind of write my own version, and so we did. We wrote a shortened version with all of the characters. All of the actors are playing different characters. It's just been a really cool experience, says 'A Christmas Carol' Writer and Director, Stephen Tyler Davis.

Tickets for the play are now on sale at $10. For more details on 'A Christmas Carol', click here, and for the academy's upcoming puppet show, "Amelia & Harriet's Magical Adventure" puppet show, click here.

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