Dickens' timeless holiday fave undergoes a radically entertaining remaking courtesy of the famed Wanderlust Circus and scored by quirky local chamber-music ensemble 3 Leg Torso. Acrobats, aerialists, jugglers, jazz-bos, crooners and clowns combine to create a completely new take on the Scrooge story, though the cranky old gent still learns the true meaning of Christmas. 3 Leg Torso formed in 1996 as violin, cello and accordion trio with the mission of creating original modern chamber music for their unique instrumentation. Over the following years the band has expanded both its musical mission and its size to become a quintet that now performs its eclectic synthesis of chamber music, tango, klezmer, latin and world music. Their well-known fans range from Penn & Teller's Teller to director Morgan Spurlock (Supersize Me).
This should be a lot of fun. I saw the Circus's "White Album Christmas" show a couple of years ago at Alberta Rose and it was incredible. I will be in the lobby at the appointed time, and we'll go in to get seats. If you get there later but already have a ticket, you'll get in but you may not be able to sit with the group, as it's general admission. Holiday-themed attire is encouraged. If there's interest, we may stop for a post-show nightcap at a local establishment.
Tickets are $20 Advance in advance (GA) and $25 At the Door. You can also get $30 front center seating if you don't mind not sitting with group. If you go to Goldstar.com (and register if you don't already belong -- it's free), you can get GA tickets for half price, plus a $3.50 service charge, for $13.50 total. The service charge is per ticket, not per order, so you can't gang up to save any more.
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