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The Hanover Theatre's A Christmas Carol to Bring Help and Hope to the Worcester County Food Bank This Holiday Season   By PRWEB

Worcester, MA (PRWEB) December 17, 2012

Inspired by the holiday spirit of A CHRISTMAS CAROL, The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts, in partnership with 96.1 WSRS, the Worcester County Food Bank and Price Chopper, has committed to donate ticket proceeds of the Sunday, December 23 performance of A CHRISTMAS CAROL to the 20th Annual Feed Worcester County Food Drive. Consumers are asked to show their Price Chopper Advantage Card at the box office or mention it on the phone when purchasing tickets to the Sunday, December 23 performance of A CHRISTMAS CAROL at 1pm, and 50% of each ticket price will benefit the Worcester County Food Bank. The fifth annual production of A CHRISTMAS CAROL is generously sponsored by Bank of America.

Tom Holt, WSRS program director and longtime supporter of the Food Drive, commented on the stations involvement with both organizations stating, WSRS is proud to be a part of two great Worcester traditions. First, A CHRISTMAS CAROL at The Hanover Theatre, and second, The Worcester County Food Bank. Both are holiday favorites relied upon by the great people of Worcester County!

Hunger affects an individual, then a family, and ultimately a community, said Jean McMurray, Executive Director of the Worcester County Food Bank. The Hanover Theatre is a member of the community that cares about ending hunger. Our partnership with the theatre on a performance of A CHRISTMAS CAROL is a creative way to support the arts while also providing help and hope to our neighbors throughout Worcester County.

The Hanover Theatres annual production of A CHRISTMAS CAROL, adapted and directed by Siebels, has quickly become a holiday tradition, warming the hearts of many throughout Worcester County with its Broadway quality. This classic tale tells the story of a curmudgeonly miser, Ebenezer Scrooge, who is visited by the ghosts of Christmases Past, Present and Future, hoping to change his destiny and save his soul. This brilliant musical, packed with dazzling effects, timeless music, colorful costumes, lighting and scenery, follows Scrooge through a series of strange and magical journeys, where he ultimately discovers the true spirit of the holiday season.

Share the joy of live theatre and help Worcester fight hunger this holiday season with A CHRISTMAS CAROL at The Hanover Theatre on Sunday, December 23 at 1pm. Full price tickets are $28, $38 and $48, and 50% off for kids and students so the whole family can enjoy. A 10% discount is available for members of The Hanover Theatre, groups of 10 or more, seniors, AAA members and WOO Card holders. Additional performances of A CHRISTMAS CAROL include Saturday, December 15 at 2pm and 7pm, Sunday, December 16 at 1pm, Friday, December 21 at 7pm, and Saturday, December 22 at 2pm and 7pm. Tickets are available online at, by phone at 877.571.SHOW (7469) and at The Hanover Theatre box office located at 2 Southbridge Street in downtown Worcester.

About The Hanover Theatre
The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts, located in downtown Worcester, New Englands second largest city, is recognized by Pollstar as one of the top 50 theatres in the world. After undergoing many name changes and renovations over the decades since its 1926 birth, The Hanover Theatre reopened in March 2008 following a $32 million historic restoration. Since then, the theatre has established its place as a rich entertainment and cultural venue, winning numerous awards, including The National Trust for Historic Preservation Award in 2010. Now in its fifth season, The Hanover Theatre continues to expose over 170,000 annual patrons to world-class entertainment in the form of Broadway, concerts, comedians and much more. For more information, visit Worcester Center for the Performing Arts, a registered not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization, owns and operates The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts. All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.

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