History of The Christmas Carol Project

Dec 19, 2006

The Christmas Carol project premiered at the Catalyst Theatre in Edmonton in December of 1996.  Despite a bitterly cold (- 40 C) evening, the show was a sold out success.
The second run in 1997 was highly acclaimed by audiences and media, alike.
Once again at Catalyst in 1998, the Christmas Carol Project quickly sold out 2 shows on December 18th & 19th and a third show was added on December 20th.
The Saturday night performance was recorded by Rick Fenton and broadcast by CBC Radio One on December 23rd & 25th.
The 4th Annual Christmas Carol Project 1999 was presented by THEATrePUBLIC on Saturday evening, December 18th and Sunday afternoon, December 19th at the Citadel’s McLab Theatre in Edmonton, AB.
In the year 2000, the Christmas Carol Project moved to the Roxy and was presented by THEATrePUBLIC and Brass Monkey Productions.
The 6th Annual Christmas Carol Project ran from December 19th – 22nd ~ Live at the Roxy.
The weekend shows were oversold.
For the 7th year, an extra show was added on Sunday and the 5 night run saw full houses every evening.  Three new songs were added to the show courtesy of Maria, Dale & Ken.
December 18th – 22nd, 2002
Many thanks to Mike Bradford (and Noel & Bob) for great sound and many thanks to Colin Lay for mixing opening night.
Since its inception, this Project has been generously assisted by MB Productions & Tribal Treats Photography
The 8th Annual Christmas Carol Project was the most successful run to date with 5 evening shows & a Saturday matinee
December 17th – 21st, 2003
Over 1000 people attended the performances and all 6 shows were mixed and recorded by Colin Lay, Big Weather Productions.  Many thanks to Mike Bradford at Allstar for the gear.
The 9th annual Christmas Carol was attended by over 1100 people over 7 shows between December 14th – 19th, 2004.
2005 10th Anniversary Performances:
Yukon Arts Centre, White Horse, YT
December 13th & 14th 7:30 pm each night
Roxy Theatre, Edmonton, AB
Evening shows December 16th – 18th & 21st – 23rd 8 pm each night
Afternoon matinee Saturday, December 17th at 2 pm
In 2006, Bellstruck Productions Inc. produced The Carol Project, a television version of the Christmas Carol Project