CGT announces holiday production, “Christmas is Comin’ Uptown”

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Common Ground Theatre, in collaboration with SDCCD Continuing Education Division, will present its holiday production of “Christmas Is Comin’ Uptown” – December 6-22, 2013, at 7pm. (Friday and Saturday) and 2pm. (Sunday matinees) at the Educational Cultural Complex Theater.  The theater is located at 4343 Ocean View Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92113


The entire family will enjoy this 1979 Broadway musical, “Christmas Is Comin’ Uptown,” which is loosely based on Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.” Gregory Hines played Scrooge in the original Broadway cast. The Scrooge in this adaptation is an inner- city slumlord about to foreclose on an apartment house, a recreation center and a church. He gets the usual visits from his late partner Marley; and the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future take him on their rounds. All of those Dickensian characters are dancing, jiving and swinging to a Harlem beat. Celebrate this 50th Anniversary holiday performance with Common Ground Theatre.

“I am very excited to be bringing one of my favorite musicals back to Common Ground Theatre and the ECC stage,” said Charles W. Patmon, Jr., Executive Artistic Director of Common Ground Theatre and the production’s director. “With this updated version of such a holiday classic, I am sure that the San Diego audience will make this a holiday tradition for years to come.”

Each production will be performed at the Educational Cultural Complex – Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7pm and Sunday at 2pm. Tickets are $25 General Admission; $20 for Students/Military/Seniors/Groups of 10; and $15.00 for children 12 and under and groups of 20 or more.  For more information and to purchase tickets, please contact the CGT Box Office at 619-272-3209, or go online to

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