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How A Christmas Carol Changed My Spirit of Christmas Present

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My love of musical theatre began at The Fabulous Fox back when I was 8 or 9. It was a trip with Girl Scouts to see A Christmas Carol. Oh how I loved everything about that trip. The lights, the music, the decorations and the sheer majesty of the theater itself called to me. As the lights dimmed I was able to leave the world behind and was transported into a magical setting. One full of grown-up splendor that was previously unknown to my young years. A Christmas Carol at The Fabulous Fox in St. Louis was where it all began and it was such a pleasure to return some 32 years later.

A Christmas Carol changed my spirit of Christmas present.

A Christmas Carol At The Fabulous Fox – A Beautiful Tradition

It’s the 40th year for this beautiful rendition of Charles Dickens’ novel. So much magic comes to life on the stage. Everything from the beloved story, but performed beautifully for the audience.

Charles Dickens performance of A Christmas Carol.image source: A Christmas Carol

 

The Fabulous Fox is always breathtakingly beautiful, but even more so at Christmastime.

Christmas decorations at the Fox Theatre in St. Louis for A Christmas Carol.Just what I needed to feel the Spirit of Christmas. 

It’s no secret that the last several months have been hard ones. In fact, I’ve felt quite like Scrooge this holiday season. Not that I’m not giving to others or unkind. I’m just sad with all that has went on in my life since turning 40. Having a miscarriage and losing a grandparent within weeks of each other has changed me. I don’t feel like the same person anymore and I’ve been trying so hard to get back what I have lost. A Christmas Carol is not new to me, but the story touched my heart tremendously last night. I found myself tearing up when Scrooge went through the different stages of past, present and future. Much as I have tears streaming down my cheeks at this very moment.

This holiday tradition of A Christmas Carol is exactly what I needed in my life right now. To remember the past, the present and the future, and to remember that the shadows of the past cannot be changed. But the present, the present is what is most important. It defines what is to come. I’ve been so focused on the future and whether or not I will still be carrying this pain. So focused that I’ve forgotten to experience and enjoy the present. I have so very much to be thankful for. My eyes have been opened to a different scene of Christmas present. A scene that involves my husband and my beautiful family. One that has my extended family and friends in it. One that I hope to always remember.

 

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A Christmas Carol at The Fabulous Fox is playing here in St. Louis until Sunday, December 9th.

For showtimes and to get tickets GO HERE.

Be sure to check out more about the Fox Theatre on the blog HERE.



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