A&M Consolidated Tiger Theatre is proud to present A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens on December 8-10, at 7 p.m., and December 11, at 3 p.m.
This Christmas classic about Ebenezer Scrooge and the Ghosts of Christmas gets a new, spooky, twist when combined with Dubstep music and Steampunk fashion.
Dubstep is a genre of dance music that originated in London and its overall sound has been described as tightly coiled productions with overwhelming bass lines and reverberant drum patterns, clipped samples, and occasional vocals.
Steampunk is a genre of speculative and science fiction that involves a era where steam power is still widely used, like Victorian England. Steampunk works often feature futuristic innovations, like H.G. Wells' Time Machine, as Victorians may have envisioned them, based on the Victorian perspective of fashion, culture and technology.
Even though the show may have a few new elements, the heart of the play is still Charles Dickens' work.
"We wanted to make the show accessible and interesting to a younger audience that may think of Dickens' work not applicable to them," director Beth Creel said. "However, we never altered the script or Dickens' words."
The cast and crew includes more than 65 students, including junior Kyle Eddens as Ebenezer Scrooge and Ty Thomas as Tom Cratchit. Tickets are available in advance for $5 for students and $8 for adults. All tickets will be $10 at the door.