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Magical Starlight Theatre is set to present ‘A Shopper’s Christmas Carol’ Dec. 11 and 12 outdoors


Magical Starlight Theatre will present “A Shopper’s Christmas Carol,” Dec. 11 and 12, during free, outdoor performances at 2PM and 5PM at the Riverwalk Amphitheater along Jackson Avenue near Eagle Street. (PN Photo, Nov. 20, 2021)

Update, Dec. 11, 2021 / Under the direction of Kris Visher, the stage is being set for the first presentation of four performances of “A Shoppers Christmas Carol” at the Riverwalk Amphitheater… Afterward, enjoy shopping, dining and all the bright lights in downtown Naperville!

Original Post, Nov. 22, 2021 / Magical Starlight Theatre will present four outdoor performances of “A Shopper’s Christmas Carol” at the Naperville Riverwalk Amphitheatre on Sat., Dec. 11 and Sun., Dec. 12. The script follows the Charles Dickens story, “A Christmas Carol,” with adaptations by Paul Mapes, a local writer.

“We are so excited to be spreading holiday cheer to the community with this enduring story of transformation and the power of kindness and charity,” said Kris Visher, director. “To have the opportunity to share this classic Dickens tale through drama and music is truly a privilege.”

Free performances at 2PM and 5PM Dec. 11 and Dec. 12

The community is invited to attend the free performances, which will run for approximately 45 minutes. Seating is limited, and will be available on a first come, first served basis. Please dress for the weather and bring a chair and/or blanket.

A sign language interpreter will be present at both Sunday, December 12 performances.

The 40-member cast features talented actors from the community, including both new and returning participants in Magical Starlight Theatre’s family-friendly productions.

Note regarding Magical Starlight Theatre

As announced this past summer, the Naperville Park District has decided not to offer a Magical Starlight Theatre production in January 2022. Although COVID restrictions in Phase 5 of the Restore Illinois Plan allow more freedom for the performing arts, uncertainty still remains regarding the availability of auditorium space in the Naperville school districts.

Magical Starlight Theatre is a program of the Naperville Park District, providing family-oriented community theater since 1994.


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Created in 1966, the Naperville Park District is an independent, municipal agency serving the recreation needs of its residents. An Illinois Distinguished Agency since 1994, the District is one of only 1% of park districts across the country to be nationally accredited through the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA). The Naperville Park District’s mission is to provide recreation and park experiences that promote healthy lives, healthy minds and a healthy community. The District maintains and operates more than 2,400 acres with 137 parks and provides more than 1,500 recreational, arts and environmental programs and special events annually. Included within the District’s operations are two championship golf courses, a multitude of playgrounds, trails, athletic courts and sports fields, Fort Hill Activity Center, Knoch Knolls Nature Center, two inline skating and skateboarding facilities, the Millennium Carillon, a paddle boat quarry, historic Centennial Beach, and the beautiful Riverwalk.

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