A CHRISTMAS CAROL – Sage On Stage Class Enrollment

Tuition: $225 (special pricing available – see below section “Special Discount Offers”)
Ages 7-18
Capacity: 50 students
In-Person Enrollment: June 21 at Raue Center, 6-8 PM (6-6:30 RaueNOW Family members only)*
Online Enrollment: June 21 at 8 PM for RaueNOW Family members, June 22 at 10 AM for the general public*
Enrollment Deadline: July 23


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WE’RE BACK, for the third year of this delightful holiday tradition!
Raue Center’s Sage Studio is proud to offer its unique twist on a Dickens classic, in the style of a traditional British “pantomime” with some modern twists and music guaranteed to have you singing along!

Students will spend two weeks honing their musical theatre skills, working alongside our cast of professional Chicagoland actors, and learning all about the “behind the scenes” of what goes into a mainstage Raue Center show. Students will build on the great performance fundamentals we teach in the classroom, then put those skills into practice for an audience as part of the youth cast for our very own full-scale production of A CHRISTMAS CAROL, performing for two weekends on the Raue Center stage!

Your enrollment fee includes two complimentary tickets to the show of your choice, with additional tickets available for purchase for friends and family!

Raue Center for the Arts and Sage Studio are happy to continue a local tradition this holiday season with their smash-hit annual production of “A Christmas Carol: A Holiday Pantomime.” Join Ebenezer Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, and Tiny Tim in this interactive, fun, family-friendly show–full of toe-tapping holiday tunes and laughs aplenty! Audience participation is highly encouraged, so be ready to laugh, sing and clap along with our talented cast of adult professional actors and Sage Studio students, in this musical treat that’s become a beloved part of our audience’s holiday season. Experience the classic and heartwarming story in a way you never have before, with your whole family! 


Placement Auditions for solo singing/speaking roles:
Wednesday, October 13, 6:30-8:30 PM. If unable to attend this date, please email education@rauecenter.org for an alternate audition. Materials will be provided.


  • First rehearsal Monday, November 8
  • Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings (6:30-8:30 PM) November 10, 12, 15, 17, 19, 22, 24, and 29; and Saturdays (12-4 PM) November 13 and 20. There is no rehearsal on Thanksgiving weekend (Friday or Saturday), but there is our Community Cookie Party event!

Community Cookie Party: Friday, November 26, 5-7 PM (before Festival of Lights parade)

  • This event is not mandatory, but is highly encouraged—details to follow!

Tech Rehearsals:
December 1, 2 and 3; 5-9 PM

Performance Dates & Times:

  • Saturday, December 4, 2021 @ 7pm
  • Sunday, December 5, 2021 @ 2pm
  • Thursday, December 9, 2021 @ 10am (school show)
  • Saturday, December 11, 2021 @ 2pm & 7pm
  • Sunday, December 12, 2021 @ 2pm

READ PDF for Prerequisites, FAQ’s and other information.
Please read fully BEFORE enrolling!

**Financial aid available–contact us at education@rauecenter.org for more information!

*PLEASE NOTE: Once we reach 50 enrolled students, enrollment will close.  This may happen before online enrollment is scheduled to open–please check our website and our Sage Studio Facebook for the most up-to-date information on availability.  In the event of a sellout, we will accept students for waitlist spots–to be added to that list, email us at education@rauecenter.org.  Please include your name, your student’s name and age, and the best email address to reach you.  If a spot becomes available we will reach out to you via email–you will have 24 hours to respond before we move on to the next person on the list.