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A Christmas Carol Comes to Lexington

  • For students in grades 4-12.

  • No prior acting experience necessary. Part of our training includes learning to tell a story on stage. 

  • Only 20 applications accepted.  A link for camp payment of $250 will be sent upon acceptance and should be processed within 48 hours.  

  • Fee covers classes, script, props, venue, costume accessories, programs, advertising, performance rights.

  • Families must provide simple costume related to their student’s character. 

  • Campers must attend all rehearsals and performances at a Lexington location near UK campus.

  • Camp runs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays:  Nov. 4; Nov. 11; Nov. 18; Dec. 2: Dec. 9.

  • Dress rehearsal is Thursday, Dec. 14. Time TBA.


Performances run 3:  Friday evening, Dec. 15; Saturday matinee and evening, Dec. 16;.

Audition on Thursday afternoon, Nov.  2 . Time and place TBA.  Lexington location near UK campus. This is two days before the first rehearsal.  Roles announced at first rehearsal. Family allowed to attend auditions, but not camp.

Each camper receives eight comp tickets. Show tickets are kept affordable at $5 each.

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About Mizz JJ

Jacqueline Hamilton (known to students as Mizz JJ) has been acting; adapting and writing scripts; and directing productions since high school. 


For the past 10 years, she has travelled the state doing one-woman shows as part of the Chautauqua program for the Kentucky Humanities Council. 


She taught dramatic expression for three years with the Governor’s Scholars Program. Every performance that she staged in four weeks received instant standing ovations. Productions include Our Town, The Mousetrap, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. 


The recent unique success of the fast-paced Shakespeare experience (July 2023) has prompted her to stage another adaptation of a classic favorite—Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.  She wants this tears-to-cheers classic story to be an important annual tradition for families—as much as other great Central Kentucky traditions like The Nutcracker and Southern Lights.

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