There’s been a bit more hustle and bustle in downtown Vernal and a community oriented business venture is to thank. Since the first rehearsals and auditions got underway last summer, Vernal Theatre:LIVE is single-handedly responsible for bringing thousands of visitors to the center of town. The theatre’s third production since opening, A Christmas Carol, ran four shows in three days over the weekend amounting to well over 1000 visitors to the venue, many taking the time before or after to eat at restaurants and pop into neighboring stores. “The show was a sellout all three nights and is creating a real positive buzz downtown,” says Vernal Area Chamber Director Joel Brown. “In addition to all the amazing restaurants that we have, the theatre is giving our community another opportunity to come downtown and see the great talent that we have.” The theatre’s next show, a comedy called Charley’s Aunt, will run January 13th through the 21st. Tickets are available at www.vernaltheatre.com.