AN AMERICAN CHRISTMAS CAROL // PHOTO: STEPHANIE URSO + BOB WILLIAMS

Live 40's jazz: Halie Loren
Ballet Fantastique's all-original full-length holiday concert

Eugene, OR performance dates: 
Fri, Dec. 15, 2017 @ 7:30 pm (Hult Center, Eugene) *get tickets
Sat, Dec. 16, 2017 @ 7:30 pm (Hult Center, Eugene) *get tickets
Sun, Dec. 17, 2017 @ 2:30 pm (Hult Center, Eugene) *get tickets

Bandon, OR performance date:
Fri, Dec. 8, 2017 @ 7 pm (Sprague Community Theater, Bandon) *tickets link coming soon

Florence, OR performance date:
Sat, Dec. 9, 2017 @ 7 pm (Florence Events Center, Florence, OR) *ticket link coming soon

Outreach performance: 
Thurs, Dec. 14, 2017 @ 10 am (Hult Center, Eugene, OR) *ticket link below

Live music: Halie Loren (Hult Center performances)

All-original choreography: Donna + Hannah Bontrager, choreographer-producers

Ballet Fantastique’s sparkling holiday tradition, An American Christmas Carol, returns for 2017! Donna and Hannah Bontrager have re-imagined Charles Dickens’ beloved story in iconic post-WWII America with their original choreography set to the velvet voice of international chart-topping jazz singer—and Oregon sweetheart—Halie Loren. Retro-glam choreography fuses drama and humor as it weaves the story of penny-pinching Ebenezer Scrooge’s transformative quest.

Loren (double-nominated for multiple Independent Music Awards) sets the score with her winsome original arrangements of standards by Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald and Nat King Cole. Actor Adam Goldthwaite joins the company as “Smokey Joe” Marley. Ballet Fantastique’s flagship American Christmas Carol is for the young and young at heart (post-sugarplum set included), and it promises to charm even the stoniest of humbug hearts.

Project support: Veronica Hennessey, Country Financial