Live at the Stanley | Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Christmas Carol

Sunday Dec 12 at 2 pm and Friday Dec 17, 2021 at 8 pm Pacific Time in-person at the Arts Club Stanley, 2750 Granville Street, Vancouver | Map

VocalEye and the Arts Club Theatre have been working together to make theatre more accessible for audience members who are blind and partially sighted since 2010. After an absence of 22 months, we’re thrilled to resume our in-person audio description of live performances, starting with this fun, fabulous and festive new musical at the Stanley Industrial Alliance Theatre!

Set during the 1930s in the Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee, this joyful musical imagines Ebenezer Scrooge as the owner of a mining company town, where his callous greed blinds him to the joys and gifts of the season. As a Christmas Eve snowstorm approaches, Scrooge is visited by his deceased business partner and three ghosts who compel him to see life and love anew. Dickens’s classic characters and Parton’s one-of-a-kind songwriting expertise are certain to make this a holiday event to share with friends and family.

Based on A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
Adapted by David H. Bell, Paul T. Couch & Curt Wollan
Book by David H. Bell
Music & Lyrics by Dolly Parton

Tickets start at $43 for VocalEye users in the front rows (Zone C), plus a limited number of seats in the balcony near the describer at the special low price of $52 (taxes not included). Not available online, these tickets must be purchased by calling the Arts Club Box Office at 604-687-1644. Get yours before they’re gone!

VocalEye’s Ticket Access Program provides rebates of 50% off the ticket price for those in financial need. Please contact to register before purchasing your tickets. 

Described by Eileen Barrett

Arts Club Season Announcement 2021-22 (YouTube)
VocalEye described performance dates at the Arts Club 2021-22


“A blast of holiday warmth and musical theatre pizzazz”The Vancouver Sun

“Elaborately staged musical is an earnestly heartfelt tribute to the country icon’s old-timey roots”Stir Magazine


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We can’t wait to welcome you back to the theatre!

Let’s support each other, protect each other and stop the spread of COVID-19:

  • Please stay home if you are ill.
  • Respect personal space and social distance.
  • Wash your hands and/or use the handy hand-sanitizing stations.
  • The wearing of masks is mandatory for everyone age 12 and over.
  • As of October 24, 2021: Proof of full vaccination (2 doses, at least 7 days prior) is required.
  • All VocalEye equipment is cleaned and sanitized before use.
  • We recommend bringing your own personal earbuds or headphones to use with our receivers.
  • New and sanitized earbuds will also be available for purchase or loan.

Read the full list of COVID-19 Safety Measures at the Arts Club

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