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Harbison Theatre Invites the Midlands to Experience the Essence of the Holidays

November 15, 2022

An exciting lineup awaits visitors to Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College (HT@MTC) as the venue announces its theatre shows for the upcoming holiday season. Arriving this winter are “A Christmas Carol,” presented by Columbia Children’s Theatre, “The Christmas Angel,” original ballet by Nova Ballet Theatre, and “Holiday POPS,” Morihiko Nakahara featuring the South Carolina (SC) Philharmonic.

This winter, the Columbia Children’s Theatre’s Mainstage company will recreate the story of “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens. In “A Christmas Carol,” an elderly man learns the true spirit of Christmas through some unlikely visitors and thus becomes transformed. Mainstage company will awe viewers with their version of legendary composer Alan Menken’s and Tony Award-winning writer and lyricist Lynn Ahrens’ interpretation of the classic holiday tale at HT@MTC. “A Christmas Carol” hits the Harbison Theatre stage Dec. 3, 2022, with showings at 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. Purchase tickets for $15 here.

Also presenting at HT@MTC this December, Nova Ballet Theatre invites audiences on a magical journey with the captivating storyline and stunning scenery displayed in “The Christmas Angel.” Nova Ballet Theatre is a subset of Celestial Stars Arts Academy, a dance company aiming to enhance the quality of individuals’ lives through the art of dance. “The Christmas Angel” will appear Dec. 16-18, 2022 at Harbison Theatre. Please see show times and pricing details here.

Executive director of Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College, Kristin Cobb, praised the upcoming theatre shows, saying, “It is our honor to have a work of art by Alan Menken displayed by Columbia Children’s Theatre as well as feature the exceptional Nova Ballet Theatre at HT@MTC.” Alan Menken’s impressive repertoire includes film scores for classic works of art such as “The Little Mermaid” and “Beauty and the Beast,” in addition to composing original music for “A Christmas Carol.” Regarding “Holiday POPS,” Cobb mentioned how “grateful the theatre is to welcome Morihiko Nakahara and SC Philharmonic back to HT@MTC to evoke the holiday spirit in Columbia and Irmo residents.”
Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College offers discounted, group, and multi-show rates. Tickets and additional information are available at or by calling the box office at 803.407.5011.