Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol is coming to Tomah Baptist Church.

More specifically, an adaption of the classic story will performed.

On Dec. 8 A True Christmas Carol will premiere at the church with dinner catered by BP Smokehouse and a dessert buffet to follow the show.

Kate Buehner, church member and director of the musical, said the show is similar to the original but it focuses on the spiritual aspect of Scrooge’s life.

“It’s such a great Christmas show, the whole story ... it really makes you think about the whole Christmas spirit, and it has a great message,” she said. “It makes you think back on how have I lived my life ... pleasing God or am I being selfish? It all ties back into that.”

The dinner and show is a great experience, Buehner said, and everyone is welcome to attend.

“The church gets decorated very elaborately − this year it’s turned into London,” she said. “There are sidewalks on the ground, London storefronts on the walls and lanterns ... It’s a cool experience, and every year is different, but the whole ambiance of the church is very warm and welcoming for Christmas and everyone that comes thoroughly enjoys it. For the church it’s a time to invite people to come in and just enjoy a great night, plus it’s cheaper than a dinner and a movie.”

The show will premiere Saturday, Dec. 8 with dinner at 6 p.m. The show begins at 7 p.m., and dessert will be served at 8 p.m.

The cost for dinner and dessert is $10 for adults and $7 for children ages three to 12; children two and under are free.

The menu is BP Smokehouse brisket, pulled chicken, cornbread, mashed potatoes, green beans and salad. Dessert is an assortment of pies and cheesecakes.

An encore presentation will be held Dec. 9 at 10:30 a.m. with free admittance and no meal.

Call Tomah Baptist Church at 608.372.2071 or or to make reservations.

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