Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Celebrating Dickens


This holiday season, Mid-Continent Public Library is celebrating Charles Dickens with a special series of programs featuring his classic A Chirstmas Carol. The series includes library favorite David zum Brunnen's performance of A Night Before... A Christmas Carol, a lecture from Dickens scholar Dr. Elliot Engel, and a return to the area from Gerald Dickens, the great-great-grandson of Charles Dickens. The performances run November 29 - December 15. Registration is required for all events.

Night Before Christmas Carol

Branch: Antioch
November 29, 2010 - 10:00am
Branch: Boardwalk
November 29, 2010 - 7:00pm Branch: Midwest Genealogy Center
November 30, 2010 - 10:00am Branch: Colbern Road
November 30, 2010 - 7:00pm
Join Charles Dickens in his study for a very special night. On this evening in 1843, he creates his holiday classic, "A Christmas Carol". Renowned Dickens scholar, author, playwright and lecturer, Elliot Engel has crafted a work that allows David zum Brunnen to portray the 17 Christmas Carol characters and Charles Dickens himself. Recommended highly by the Dickens family, MCPL is privileged to offer this performance to continue its Dickens' tradition!

Discovering Dickens with Dr. Elliot Engel

Graceland University Auditorium, 1401 W. Truman Road
December 8, 2010 - 7:00pm

Come hear from one of the most engaging Dickens scholars around delve a bit deeper into the man who wrote "A Christmas Carol". Dr. Engel has written ten books published in England, Japan, and the United States. His mini-lecture series on Charles Dickens ran on PBS television stations around the country. His articles have appeared in numerous newspapers and national magazines inducing "Newsweek". He has lectured throughout the United States and on all the continents including Antarctica. Four plays which he has written have been produced during the last ten years. For his thirty years of academic work and service in promoting Charles Dickens, he was nominated and inducted into the Royal Society of Arts in England. Dr. Engel now lives in Raleigh, North Carolina, where he has taught at the University of North Carolina, North Carolina State University, and Duke University. Since 1980, Dr. Engel has been President of the Dickens Fellowship of North Carolina, the largest branch of this worldwide network of clubs. The sales of Dr. Engel's books, CDs, and DVDs have raised funds for "The Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital" which Dickens helped found in London in 1852.

A Christmas Carol With Gerald Dickens, A Special Engagement

Branch: Raytown
December 15, 2010 - 2:00pm Branch: Blue Springs South
December 15, 2010 - 7:00pm
Returning to MCPL is Gerald Dickens, the great-great grandson of Charles Dickens for a special engagement. A professional actor in England, the energetic Gerald Dickens leaps, laughs, and sobs as he portrays the voices of A Christmas Carol. His striking resemblance to his great-grandfather and his dramatic rendition of A Christmas Carol bring the classic to life.
Refreshments will be served.
These performances are offered in partnership with The Elms Resort in Excelsior Springs. Library performances are free. Gerald is also performing at a special tea or dinner on December 16th. Contact The Elms at (816) 630-5500 for those tickets.

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Dickens event Dec. 9 at arts center - Lake Wales, Florida

http://www.lakewalesnews.com/articles/2010/11/24/entertainment/doc4cec255691ba0232790143.txt

Dickens event Dec. 9 at arts center


Published:
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 10:08 AM EST
The Lake Wales Arts Council, Inc. invitesarea residents to a holiday performance of “The Night Before Christmas Carol” on Dec. 9, at 7:30 pm.

Renowned Dickens scholar, author, playwright and lecturer, Dr. Elliot Engel has crafted this entertaining one-man work that has provided holiday family entertainment for thousands. The performance will be held in Updike Hall, Lake Wales Arts Center, 1099 SR 60 E, Lake Wales.
Alone in his study, facing a deadline, Charles Dickens gets the idea for his famous holiday favorite.
As the story emerges from his imagination, each of the characters comes to life in this witty and entertaining portrait of the writer creating one of the best-loved stories of all time.


Award-winning actor, David zum Brunnen portrays Charles Dickens and seventeen familiar characters from the famous Christmas Carol. Cedric Charles Dickens, great-grandson of Charles Dickens, praised zum Brunnen’s performance, “David absolutely becomes my great-grandfather on stage!”
All are invited after the performance to a wine and cheese reception and the opportunity to meet zum Brunnen.
Tickets are $20 members, $25 non-members; students with ID $5. To reserve seats, call the Lake Wales Arts Center at (863) 676-8426, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
This performance is made possible in part by the generosity of Mrs. Bruce Newell and The Ruth V. Marchione Fund.
Dear David, 

I don’t think you need me to tell you how much your concert was enjoyed.  I think the audience made their feelings known with their response.  The feedback we have had has been remarkable.  This is a note from one lady

Dear Committee, I noticed the listings of memorials in your program for the wonderful “War Bonds” show.  My husband Lt. Col. Earl J. Bass, died 30 September, 2010, he would have so enjoyed the evening.  Please include this WW11 Veteran in your next listing.  He is also known as a crop duster called Sam.  Please accept this check in gratitude for your wonderful concert.  Sincerely, Clara Bass.

It is so heartwarming to have a couple such as you and Serena, endeavor to bring to life through your show and the letters you have included in it, the bravery and and the soul of the young men and women who fight our wars.  Many of our veterans are old and feeble now, just shadows of their former selves, but your show gives them renewed vigor and a sense of pride that their sacrifice has not been forgotten.  The Warfield Concerts was surely honored by your performance, we thank you and Serena and your orchestra for an unforgettable evening.

Maureen Jones
Warfield Concerts
Helena, Arkansas

Victorian England comes to life in ‘Christmas Carol’ at Lawrence Public Library

http://www2.ljworld.com/news/2010/nov/21/victorian-england-comes-life-christmas-carol-lawre/

Victorian England comes to life in ‘Christmas Carol’ at Lawrence Public Library

November 21, 2010
Upcoming Event
The Night Before Christmas Carol
  • When: Sunday, November 28, 2010, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Where: Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont St., Lawrence
  • Cost: Free
  • More on this event....
The spirits of the holiday season will be in the air when EbzB Productions presents “The Night Before Christmas Carol” at 3 p.m. Nov. 28 at Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt.
Victorian England comes to life In this acclaimed one-man performance when the audience joins Charles Dickens in his study on Friday the 13th, 1843. David zum Brunnen portrays Dickens and 17 familiar characters as he re-enacts Dickens’ creation of the classic “A Christmas Carol.” Written by renowned Dickens scholar and author Eliot Engel, the performance provides personal, social and historical context to the ghostly classic.
“David (zum Brunnen) — absolutely becomes my great-grandfather on stage,” says Cedric Charles Dickens, great-grandson of the author.
EbzB Productions Inc. was founded in 1998 by Serena Ebhardt and David zum Brunnen. This award-winning husband-wife team brings more than 40 years of experience to the stage.
The program is free and open to the public, but it is not suitable for very young children.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

UNC-TV ONLINE: What's On

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Night Before Christmas Carol - Ashe County Arts Council, NC

Night Before Christmas Carol
Friday, December 10, 2010
7:30 pm Ashe Civic Center

The Night Before Christmas Carol - Join Charles Dickens in his study for a very special night. On this evening in 1843 he creates his ghostly little classic,  A Christmas Carol. David zum Brunnen portrays Charles Dickens and seventeen familiar characters from the famous Christmas carol  Renowned Dickens scholar, author, playwright, and lecturer, Elliot Engel has crafted a work that is historically accurate, highly humorous. and full of Happy Holiday fun!

Night Before Christmas Carol - Turnage Theatre, Washington, NC

Night Before Christmas Carol - Turnage Theatre, Washington, NC
http://turnagetheater.com/index.php?option=com_events&task=view_detail&agid=224&year=2010&month=12&day=03&Itemid=28 

Night Before Christmas Carol

Dates From Friday, December 03 2010, 8:00 PM
To Friday, December 03 2010, 10:00 PM
"David [zum Brunnen] --  absolutely becomes my great-grandfather on stage!"
  -- Cedric Charles Dickens

The Night Before Christmas Carol is a historically accurate and highly humorous holiday production by renowned Dickens Scholar, Elliot Engel.  It takes place in 1843 on the night that Charles Dickens dreams up his idea for a ghostly little Christmas book that becomes world famous.  As he composes his winter morality tale, the audience gets a glimpse into the life of the real Dickens and his true inspirations.  
David zum Brunnen cleverly performs the role of Dickens and over seventeen Dickensian characters in this 90-minute performance.  His performance has been described as lively, physical and energetic, and director Serena Ebhardt has honed this production into a spirited holiday present that is just right for ages 8 to 88.
Tickets for this December 3rd production are $25 downstairs and mezzanine ($22 for seniors 62+ and children 12 and under) and $15 in the balcony. 


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Night Before Christmas Carol - Smithville Library, MO

The Night Before Christmas Carol at the Smithville Library, MO
http://eventful.com/smithville_mo/events/night-before-christmas-carol-/E0-001-007159774-5

Night Before Christmas Carol Airs On Idaho Public Television

Night Before Christmas Carol Airs On Idaho Public Television
http://idptv.state.id.us/schedules/listingDetails.cfm?TZ=MT&SeriesID=16995&thisChannel=KAID&VersionID=217904&ThisDate=12-24-2010&thisTime=21:00:00

Night Before Christmas Carol - Milwaukee Public Television

Night Before Christmas Carol - Milwaukee Public Television
http://www.mptv.org/schedule/a-z/program/?id=18901644

The Night Before Christmas Carol Airs On Kentucky Educational Television

The Night Before Christmas Carol  

Kentucky Educational Television

 

Details

Episode description: Renowned Dickens scholar and author Dr. Eliot Engel, crafts this entertaining study of A Christmas Carol. Actor David zum Brunnen portrays Charles Dickens - and 17 other familiar characters from the ghostly classic. [cc]
Rating: [TV-G] (General Audience)

TV Schedule

Upcoming Airdates:
  • KETKY: Wednesday, December 1 at 4:00 am EST
  • KETKY: Tuesday, December 14 at 4:00 am EST
  • KET2: Sunday, December 19 at 4:00 pm EST
  • KET: Tuesday, December 21 at 4:00 am EST
  • KETKY: Wednesday, December 22 at 4:00 am EST
You can select your time zone if it's not EST. First aired: Wednesday, December 1, 2010 (excluding any air dates prior to June 1999)

Products

DVD:
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The Night Before Christmas Carol Airs on KQED San Francisco, CA

The Night Before Christmas Carol Airs on KQED San Francisco, CA

http://www.kqed.org/tv/programs/index.jsp?pgmid=19459

Upcoming Broadcasts:

Duration: 57:29 CC STEREO TVG
Renowned Dickens scholar and author Dr. Eliot Engel, crafts this entertaining study that complements every holiday schedule. Filmed in the spirit of a classic BBC-style presentation, actor David zum Brunnen portrays Charles Dickens -- and seventeen other familiar characters from the ghostly classic, A Christmas Carol.

Channels and Airdates:

KTEH
Mon, Dec 20, 2010 -- 7:00pm email reminder
Tue, Dec 21, 2010 -- 1:00am email reminder

EbzB's The Night Before Christmas Carol airs on Colorado Public Television

http://www.cpt12.org/tv_schedule/program_details.cfm?series_id=37243898

Night Before Christmas Carol, The

Colorado Public Television

Saturday, December 18 at 11:30 pm on Channel 12.1
Renowned Dickens scholar and author Dr. Eliot Engel, crafts this entertaining study that complements every holiday schedule. Filmed in the spirit of a classic BBC-style presentation, actor David zum ... [See more]

Repeats

Friday, December 24 at 6:00 pm   on Channel  12.2
Monday, December 27 at 1:00 am   on Channel  12.2

NETA Educational Services

EbzB's The Night Before Christmas Carol on Public Television: NETA Educational Services

War Bonds: Scottsville, KY

War Bonds: Scottsville, KY

http://www.facebook.com/pages/War-Bonds-presented-by-Allen-County-Scottsville-Arts-Council/153218164702905?ref=mf