Tacoma Actors Repertory Theatre

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TART’s A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story Plays through December 20

 It’s the holiday season, and you know what that means. A lot of shopping, a lot of cooking, a lot of eating, and a lot of Christmas classics gracing the stages of your favorite theaters.

This season Tacoma Actors Repertory Theater (TART for short and Tacoma’s newest theatre company) brings A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story to the stage. Performed by acclaimed character actor Byron Tidwell, who uses the script Charles Dickens himself wrote and toured, this show is the closest you will get to a “director’s cut “of the holiday classic. Dickens’ influence on our present day Christmas celebrations cannot be denied. As Tacoma Weekly points out, A Christmas Carol hails back to the “bygone era that gave rebirth to Christmas traditions that are now commonplace.” Audiences and critics are raving about this evocative production, calling it “fresh,” “meaty,” and “mesmerizing.” And Byron Tidwell’s performance as Dickens has been lauded as “captivating” and “transformative in its detail.” You don’t want to miss this show!

A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story continues its run through December 20th, with 8 PM evening shows Wednesdays through Saturdays, and 2 PM matinees on Saturdays and Sundays.

Ticket prices are $25.00 for general admission and $22.50 for students and seniors. Group discounts are also available. For more information about TART or A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story, please visit www.tacomarep.org.


Byron Tidwell Performs A Christmas Carol for TART!

Acclaimed character actor Byron Tidwell is gracing the TART stage this holiday season with his one-man show:  A Christmas Story: A Ghost Story. Using the script and performance notes Dickens himself used when he took his now-classic holiday tale "on the road," Tidwell will captivate you with A Christmas Carol like you've never seen it before. The show opens November 18 and runs through December 20.  Details and tickets are now available. Don't miss this holiday TART treat!

[title of show] Delights!

APPLAUSE:  Last week we opened [title of show], a musical comedy about the trials and tribulations of four friends who decide to create musical. [title of show] is already generating some positive buzz, with the Tacoma News Tribune calling it "skillful" and "amusing." Read the entire review here. Better yet, come and see the show and decide for yourself. Buy your tickets today.

Your Name Goes Here!

HELP!  Thanks so much to everyone who has donated to our Buy a TART Chair campaign. Our goal is $3,000 (100 chairs at $30 each) and we're nearly halfway there. We've raised $1,260 so far -- enough funds to cover the costs of 42 chairs. Can you help us pay for the remaining 58? Any donation large or small is appreciated. A donation of $30 gets you a plaque with your name on the chair you "sponsored," a free ticket to any show in our season, and, of course, our undying gratitude. We wouldn't be asking if it weren't for a chair dealer that did us wrong. You can find the details of our chair challenges and a place to make a donation here. Thanks so much for your support.

What a response! We're nearly half-way!

HELP!  We reached out and you responded. When our chair vendor took our money, failed to delivery the chairs he promised, and stuck us with a $3,000 chair rental debt, you stepped up! We've raised $1,200 of our $3,000 goal in just one day. Thank you so much!

If we can keep the momentum going, we can hit our fund-raising goal before the weekend is over.  If you've already given, please spread the word about our GoFundMe campaign to your friends and colleagues. Every donation, no matter what size, really helps. If this is all news to you, please click GoFundMe to read more about the chair vendor who took our money and left us chairless in Tacoma.

Help Us Put 100 Chairs on the Theater Floor!

HELP! It's never easy opening a new theater. But we've had more than our fair share of set-backs -- first a flood on opening weekend and now a fraudulent chair vendor who is failing to deliver the chairs we purchased and sticking us with the chair rental bill he was also supposed to cover. Of course we're pursuing legal action against the crook who took our money (and broke our hearts).

In the meantime, we really need your help! We need to pay for the rental chairs we've been using for our first two shows. A donation of $30 to our GoFundMe campaign will cover the cost of one chair. And when we get our permanent chairs, your name will go on one of them. Thanks in advance for anything you can do.