Former Music City actor Mark Cabus brings his acclaimed one-man stage version of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol back to Nashville for one public performance this December. The veteran actor plays 18 characters from the classic tale of transformation and redemption at First Unitarian Universalist Church (1808 Woodmont Blvd.) Dec. 11 at 7 p.m.
“This is the third year I’ve brought A Christmas Carol to First Unitarian,” says Cabus, who now lives in Atlanta. “But this year, I’m dedicating the performance to the memory of my dear friend, Rita Frizzell, who passed away earlier this year. Rita was instrumental in bringing Carol to this church, and I think it fitting she be remembered for her generosity and friendship with this inspirational story.”
In lieu of admission, a love offering will be taken at the end of the performance. In addition, a portion of the proceeds from this performance will go to the Agape Animal Rescue and the Sarah Cannon Cancer Research Institute.
Cabus has toured this critically acclaimed production throughout the state of Tennessee and Georgia for the past nine years, performing for more than 20,000 children and adults. “Cabus delivers a tour de force, acting out all the parts in Charles Dickens’ Holiday classic and making it seem as if that’s the only way it should be done…” wrote Kevin Nance, the former theater critic for The Tennessean. “This Christmas Carol is one of the smallest yet most sensational shows of the year. Don’t miss it.”
Cabus is a skilled actor and director who was classically trained in England and in New York. He has performed all over the world in film, television and theater. He’s recognized in his home of Atlanta for his work with Georgia Shakespeare and Theater Emory as well as his new position as the Director of Education at Theatrical Outfit. In January Cabus makes his debut at the Tony Award-winning Alliance Theatre with the world premiere of The Geller Girls. His movie and TV credits range from the Warner Bros. blockbuster The Client and HBO’s Emmy-winning film Against the Wall and Nashville-produced cult musical Existo to the CBS pilot High Lonesome.
This performance is appropriate for the whole family but suggested for children 12 and over. For more information, call the church at (615) 383-5760. Here’s the terrific promotional trailer for the event:
*Photos by Warren Westcott courtesy Mark Cabus.