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The Christmas Carol Project brings modern twist to Dickens classic

The Christmas Carol Project offers local audiences a refreshing take on the classic tale with folk music. The show plays tonight and tomorrow (Dec. 19-20) at the Cultch in East Vancouver.

An ensemble cast of eight musicians and a storyteller adapted the Dickensian tale for modern times. Featuring original songs, the cast recounts the redemption of Ebenezer Scrooge in a tight 90-minute set.

The show offers a relaxing evening with stellar Canadian musicians that is sure to provide all people of all ages with a memorable holiday experience.

The performance leads the audience through a fusion of well-known genres like roots, blues, country, Celtic and Canadian folk music. All the players are accomplished performers with their individual styles beautifully reflected in solos through the show. 

The band (pictured at top) includes: Tom Roschkov, Kevin Cook, Maria Dunn, Bill Bourne, Dale Ladouceur, Terry Morrison, Bill Hobson and Al Brant.

After an intermission, the carol is followed by a song circle with the musicians for about an hour. Catch up with friends over a special coffee or dinner in the Founder's Lounge, now serving food from Two Chefs and a Table.

Tickets are still available for The Christmas Carol Project on Monday, Dec. 19 and Tuesday, Dec. 20, online and by phone, 604-251-1363. On Dec. 21, the Christmas Carol Project will be in Whistler at Millenium Place. Adult tickets start at $28.

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