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Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come. (Courtesy Photo)

There is still one last chance to celebrate the season of Christmas at the Ocotillo Performing Arts Center!

“A Christmas Carol” will be performed at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 21.

This group has been touring the country this holiday season bringing Charles Dickens’ story to life. A powerful story of redemption, “A Christmas Carol” has enchanted audiences the world over with its simple message of holiday joy.

Ebenezer Scrooge, that most unrepentant and miserly of fellows, is made to see the light as he survives a merciless battery of revelations by the ghosts of his own life: Jacob Marley and the Christmas Spirits of Past, Present and Future.

With script adaptation, direction, and a flawless performance as Scrooge by award-winning, 40-year theatre veteran Scott H. Severance, this new adaptation of Dickens’ ever-popular classic fills the stage with first-class professional actors, lush costumes, stunning sets and puppetry, song and dance, a heavy dose of humor, and a timeless message.

With music of 26 beloved traditional carols of the season woven throughout this classic tale, “A Christmas Carol” is the perfect way to begin your family holiday festivities.

Tickets are $35 for adults, $15 for children, and may be purchased online or at the OPAC box office.

Merry Christmas!!!!

(EDITOR’S NOTE: Laurie Schotz is the executive director of the Artesia Arts Council. Contact her at 746-4212.)