Children and Seniors to See "A Christmas Carol"

On Thursday, December 3rd, 2015 at 10:00 a.m., the Ulster Ballet Company invites students and senior citizens to a special performance of its spectacular Charles Dickens’ holiday classic, A Christmas Carol,” at the Ulster Performing Arts Center (UPAC) in Kingston, N.Y.  Tickets are available at a discounted rate of $5.00 per person. One free admission is provided for every 10 tickets purchased.  For information, or tickets for the school performance, contact Michele Szynal at [email protected] or call 845-283-3809.  (Snow date: Friday, December 4th at 10:00 a.m.)  Teachers:  be sure to check the School Educational Programs Page on our website for lesson plans.


UBC is proud to announce its 21st season of this spectacular production, which has

become a holiday tradition amongst Hudson Valley audiences.  Featuring a cast of 60+

dancers, actors and stage professionals from the Hudson Valley, “A Christmas Carol”

presents this heartwarming and emotional tale of redemption through the use of voice-

over narration, mime and dance. Spectacular lighting and special effects, colorful

costumes, and stunning set designs make this production touch the hearts and capture

the attention of audiences of all ages.  “A Christmas Carol” boasts breathtaking props and

sets, including backdrops designed and painted by Leslie Bender, a highly acclaimed local

artist who has worked extensively with Ulster Ballet.


Additional performances and Ticket Information:  The dates for the upcoming production of “A Christmas Carol” are  Friday, December 4th, 2015   at 7:30 p.m.;  Saturday, December 5th  at 4:00 p.m. (Note this new earlier time will make it more convenient for families to enjoy the show, and then have dinner at one of Kingston’s fine restaurants); and Sunday, December 6th  at 2 p.m. at UPAC, 601 Broadway, Kingston, New York.  Tickets are $22 for adults; and $18 for senior citizens, and UPAC/Bardavon members.  For groups of ten or more, and children 12 and under, tickets are $15.  To purchase tickets, call the UPAC box office at 845-339-6088; visit Ticketmaster at, or call 800-745-3000. 


In an effort to reach out to the community, the Ulster Ballet Company is offering a discounted ticket price of $15 to employees of HealthQuest;  Health Alliance; Mid-Hudson Regional Hospital of Westchester Medical Center; Marist, Bard and Vassar Colleges; City of Kingston and County of Ulster employees,  and members of the YMCA.  Present your employee/student  ID, or membership card to the UPAC box office when purchasing tickets.


The Ulster Ballet Company is a non-profit organization that has been bringing area residents innovative and creative dance entertainment since 1977.  For additional information, visit our website at, or contact [email protected].


A Christmas Carol is sponsored in part by Health Quest Neugarten Family Birth Center at Northern Dutchess Hospital and iHeart Media


Photo Credit:  Perry Sarkisian