Award-winning actors/producers Sterling K. Brown (This Is Us, Frozen 2) and Ryan Michelle Bathe (Sylvie’s Love, All Rise) join Emmy nominee Ellie Kemper (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, The Office) and more than 25 outstanding St. Louisans as readers for Metro Theater Company’s virtual holiday event, "A Christmas Carol: A St. Louis Virtual Holiday Reading" December 10 at 6:30 p.m. and December 13 at 2:30 p.m.
The beloved holiday story of redemption, transformation, and goodwill comes to life in this all-St. Louis reading with a lineup of celebrities, artists, athletes, first responders, media personalities, and local leaders in literature.
NATIONAL ARTISTS FROM ST. LOUIS: Ellie Kemper, Sterling K. Brown, Ryan Michelle Bathe, Judith Ivey, Ken Page, Christine Brewer, and Justin Willman
ATHLETES and SPORTS: Paul Goldschmidt, John Mozeliak, and Jamie Rahn
MEDIA: Charlie Brennan, Ruth Ezell, Tim Gore, Aisha Sultan, and Julie Tristan
LOCAL LEADERS IN CHILDREN'S LITERATURE: Julius B. Anthony, Miranda Rodriguez Rosbach, and Deborah Jackson Taffa
FIRST RESPONDERS: Dr. Jennifer Horst, Jessica Jackson, Dr. Erin Kane, Dr. Mark Levine, and Lamarr Mosley
BELOVED METRO THEATER COMPANY PERFORMERS: Soupy Alan David, Alicia Reve Like, Carl Overly, Jr., Jacqueline Thompson, Roxane McWilliams, and Carol North
Metro Theater Company Artistic Director Julia Flood abridged Charles Dickens’ novel, with each reader’s excerpt on camera stitched together, to create a final 60-minute program. "A Christmas Carol: A St. Louis Virtual Holiday Reading" streams Thursday, December 10 at 6:30 p.m. and Sunday, December 13 at 2:30 p.m.
The virtual event is free to view. Donations are appreciated. Registration is required to receive the link for streaming. A commemorative DVD is available through January 1, 2021 with a donation of $50 or greater.
"A Christmas Carol: A St. Louis Virtual Holiday Reading" is 60 minutes and recommended for ages 6 and up. Metro Theater Company, St. Louis’s premiere theater for youth and families, presents this special virtual event for families to help keep the community connected during a holiday season that has been transformed by the COVID-19 pandemic. The reading also serves as a fundraiser for Metro Theater Company.
Price: General Admission: USD 0.00
Artists: Sterling K. Brown, Ryan Michelle Bathe, Ellie Kemper, Christine Brewer, Ken Page, Judith Ivey, Justin Willman
Time: 6:30 pm to 3:30 pm