Night Before Christmas Carol: Hill College, TX

Christmas Show Planned At Hill College

Thu, Nov 24, 2016
The second Performing Arts Series event at Hill College com-bines two well-known Christmas traditions into one magical evening of entertainment.

Thursday, December 1, at 7:30 p.m., David zum Brunnen will bring the story of Dickens’ creation of his famous morality tale, “A Christmas Carol,” to life on the Hill College stage.

The production is suitable for all ages and will be presented to students from local school districts on both Thursday and Friday, December 2.

Professor Elliot Engel, who has taught at Duke University, North Carolina State and the University of North Carolina, specializes in the life and work of Charles Dickens and wrote “The Night Before Christmas Carol” to bring to the stage the events that led to Dickens’ writing of the well-known tale, specifically on the night he dreamed up the story.

Those who attend will be treated to the historically accurate and highly humorous staging of these events, a solo performance by a veteran of stage, television and screen, David zum Brunnen.

Also hailing from North Carolina, Mr. zum Brunnen is an activist and advocate for theater, having served as executive director of the North Carolina Theatre Conference and Board Chair for Arts North Carolina.

His performances of “The Night Before Christmas Carol” on national and international stages have earned excellent reviews from critics.

Perhaps more significantly, the great-grandson of Charles Dickens claims, “David absolutely becomes my great-grandfather on stage.”

The production is directed by his wife and business partner, Serena Ebhardt.

As always, this performance is provided to the community free of charge thanks to the generosity of college and community donors and will take place in the Vara Martin Daniel Performing Arts Center, just behind the Texas Heritage Museum on the Hillsboro campus.

No tickets are required, and seating is first-come, first-served. A reception will follow the performance hosted by the Hillsboro Monday Review Club.

Donors are invited to support the Hill College Performing Arts Series by becoming a Benefactor ($100), a Sustainer ($50), a Patron ($25) or a Supporter ($10).

Also, for a donation of $1,000 or more, a donor can become a Lifetime Benefactor.

Names of lifetime benefactors, benefactors, sustainers, patrons and supporters appear in each program.

Donations may be sent to: Hill College Music Dept., Attention: Phillip Lowe, 112 Lamar Drive, Hillsboro, TX 76645.

For more information on the performers and performances and to view promotional videos of each group, visit the Hill College homepage at and click on “Performing Arts Series” found in the drop-down menu under “Quick Links” in the center of the page

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