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Academy of the New Church performs “Humbug”


Academy of the New Church Secondary Schools present “Humbug,” a 21st-century twist on Ebenezer Scrooge by John Wooten.

The show will be performed at Mitchell Performing Arts Center, 800 Tomlinson Road, Bryn Athyn, at 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Dec. 5 and 6, and 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7.

As Charles Dickens’s “A Christmas Carol” with a modern-day twist, “Humbug” follows the story of Eleanor Scrooge, a ruthlessly ambitious Wall Street executive who has an aversion to Christmas and an insatiable appetite for power.

Locked in her office on a snowy Christmas Eve, Eleanor is determined to finish a corporate-takeover proposal when three “advisors” provide her with an eye-opening new appreciation for the holidays and the spirit of Christmas.

The cast of high school students from ANCSS brings “Humbug” to the stage as “an upbeat and moving adaptation of the holiday classic” for the whole family.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students and children at, 267-502-4810 or at the door. Use the code “ChristmasSpirit” for $4 off for Thursday’s opening night performance; “like” ANC Performing Arts’ Facebook page for early discounts on other performances.