BCTC Theatre presents the world premiere of "A Bluegrass Christmas Carol" by Treyton Blackburn | BCTC

BCTC Theatre presents the world premiere of "A Bluegrass Christmas Carol" by Treyton Blackburn

Published on Nov 15, 2023

a snow mountain view that fades into guitarLexington, KY - Bluegrass Community and Technical College (BCTC) presents the world premiere of “A Bluegrass Christmas Carol” by Treyton Blackburn which runs from December 7 – December 9, 2023. 

This is a NEW twist on an old favorite, which takes place in Kentucky in the 1940s. Christmastime, 1949. In and around the Howdo Valley Entertainment Center in Kentucky. Old E.B. Scrooge is a miserly, maligned music producer with a hearty disdain for the saccharine Christmas tunes that have taken over the radio this time of year. Even the band headlined by his nephew Freddy and his new down-on-his-luck collaborator Bobby Cratchit are desperate to get in on the holiday music, pointing to the earnest joy of the season as inspirational. E.B. dismisses this notion with his classic expression of discontent: Humbug! With the band's bookings steadily declining, Scrooge issues an ultimatum: turn it around by the new year without the Christmas frills or he's pulling his funding. Then... Well, you know what comes next! Or do you?

"Our program is very excited to bring the world premiere of this new spin on an old classic,” said Tim Davis, Theatre Program Coordinator. “I think our audiences will really love this Kentucky-themed version of the story, including some brand-new songs composed just for this production," said Davis.

BCTC produces four mainstage productions per year and offers summer opportunities.  The students in this program have degree, diploma, or certificate options.  There are numerous career choices with completion of these credentials.  If you are interested in the Theatre Program, Associate in Fine Arts, please contact Tim Davis at tim.davis.@kctcs.edu.

“We are very fortunate to have a Theatre program at BCTC,” said Dr. Greg Feeney, Acting President at BCTC. “It is amazing to see the talent of our students, faculty and staff who participate in these productions. Tim is doing a fantastic job in preparing our students for their career choices in this field of study. The production of “A Bluegrass Christmas Carol” based in Kentucky will be a must see and I hope many people take the opportunity to see what Scrooge does in the end,” said Feeney.

“A Bluegrass Christmas Carol” will open Thursday, December 7 and run through Saturday, December 9 at the Pam Miller Downtown Arts Center, 141 E. Main St., Lexington, KY.  Tickets are $12 for students and $15 for general admission. 

Visit the Pam Miller Downtown Arts Center website or call 859-425-2550 for tickets.