December 06. 2017 12:57PM

On the road...

Scrooge returns to Exeter armed with songs of hope

Prescott Park Arts Festival has adapted its production of the famous Christmas tale of Ebeneezer Scrooge. This year's production will be a musical. 

EXETER — Prescott Park Arts Festival is taking Mr. Scrooge on the road again, but this year the production may sound a bit different.

The festival’s 2016 show was a straight play version of the classic holiday story. This time around, though, cast and crew have made the leap to a musical rendition of the Charles Dickens tale.

“We’re really excited and grateful for the chance to use Exeter’s Historic Town Hall for the second year in a row,” PPAF President Ben Anderson said of the touring show. “Last year’s production was an absolute honor and gift for the performers and community at large. The support we’ve received along the way has been so incredible. We’re looking forward to once again bringing the magic, joy and musical theater experience to this communities for the holiday season.”

The schedules includes performances of “A Christmas Carol” at 7 p.m. Fridays, 1 and 7 p.m. Saturdays and 1 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 17 at Exeter Town Hall, 9 Front St.

Academy Award-winning composer Michel Legrand and Tony Award winner Sheldon Harnick originally set the story to music.

Tickets range from $10 to $25. VIP tickets are $40. For information, visit