Message of A Christmas Carol Worth the Sacrifice

The classic tale of Scrooge and his transformation on Christmas Day has come at no small sacrifice by the cast and crew of Vernal Theatre:LIVE’s A Christmas Carol,opening this weekend. There are 41 cast members that have rehearsed 2 to 3 hours a night since November 7th. “That’s 25 days and about 3000 hours of rehearsal combined,” shares show Director Nashelle Jackson. “Cast and crew members have sacrificed family time, party attendance, extra work hours and even other arts opportunities to be in this show.” The message of A Christmas Carol is one, however, that all involved are willing to sacrifice for because it’s one they all believe in. More than 800 people have already bought tickets for what Nashelle calls “a community event in every sense of the word.” And when it comes to the cast and crew, she promises they are about to see all that hard work pay off with an amazing experience to share with the community this weekend. For ticket information, visit


Kristin Baldwin

Kristin never planned to work in news radio but has thoroughly enjoyed being part of the news team at KVEL. Her love of literature and writing developed in high school which led her to study English Literature and Technical Writing at BYU. She received her BA in English from BYU in 2005 and studied at UVU in Orem for 2 semesters to become a Certified Technical Writer in 2006. Two months after completion she began her dream job of being a stay-at-home mom.  As mother of 2 energetic kids, she began writing from home for the KVEL news team in 2011 and considers it the perfect fit as a full time mom and part time writer.