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posted: 12/4/2012 3:51 PM

One-actor musical 'Humbug!' premieres in Batavia

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Submitted by Batavia Fine Arts Centre

Charles Dickens' timeless seasonal favorite, "A Christmas Carol," comes to life in "Humbug!," a one-actor musical, which will be premiered at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at the Batavia Fine Arts Centre, 1201 W. Main St., with the entrance off Wilson.

With an original score by Sheldon Harnick ("Fiddler on the Roof") and Michel Legrand ("Yentl"), "Humbug!" is sure to be an audience favorite.

Alan Safier, who has won accolades for his portrayal of George Burns in the solo performance play "Say Goodnight Gracie," transforms himself into Dickens' memorable characters: Ebenezer Scrooge; Tiny Tim; Bob Cratchit; the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet-to-Come; Jacob Marley; Old Fezziwig; Mrs. Cratchit; Belle; Fanny, 27 characters in all.

"Humbug!" features a lively original score, high production values, evocative lighting, and video projections that bring the audience into Dickens' classic tale of redemption and eternal hope.

Online tickets range from $24-$33 for adults or $19-$27 for children under age 10. Tickets purchased via phone or the box office range from $26-$35 for adults or $21-$29 for children under age 10.

Call (630) 937-8930 for tickets or order online at