The first annual “Two Crutch Christmas Double Bill” presents Amahl and the Night Visitors and A Christmas Carol in one show Dec. 1-3 at Salt Lake Community College’s Grand Theatre, 1575 South State Street, Salt Lake City. Shows are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday nights and a 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday.
Amahl and the Night Visitors
Music and original English Liberetto by Gian Carlo Menotti
Main Stage, Opera, Limited Engagement in partnership with the University of Utah School of Music & Sinfonia Salt Lake
An opera in one act, the show was commissioned by NBC and first performed by the NBC Opera Theatre on December 24, 1951, in New York City at Rockefeller Center, where it was broadcast live on television from that venue as the debut production of the Hallmark Hall of Fame. The story centers around Amahl, a disabled boy who can only walk with a crutch and has a problem with telling tall tales. One night he is amazed when he sees three splendidly dressed kings, the Magi on their way to witness the birth of the Christ child, standing outside his door. This charming and heartwarming story, told through the eyes of a child, is a delight for audiences of all ages.
A Christmas Carol
Book by, Charles Dickens. Music and Lyrics by Anthony Buck & Mike Leavitt
Join us for the world premiere of Leavitt and Buck’s “A Christmas Carol,” a new adaptation of the classic Dickens novel presented in one act. You won’t want to miss this beautiful performance.
No refunds. Limited Exchanges. No Children Under 5. Doors open 30 minutes prior to start time.