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Theos Theatricals will present ‘The Forgotten Carols’ on Nov. 11 at Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church in Marietta. Above: From left are Michael Young, producer and actor, and Mary Lane Haskell.<br>Special
Theos Theatricals will present ‘The Forgotten Carols’ on Nov. 11 at Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church in Marietta. Above: From left are Michael Young, producer and actor, and Mary Lane Haskell.
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Theos Theatrical cast members from Los Angeles and New York will be performing in the Marietta production. Above: Will North acts in a scene. <br>Special
Theos Theatrical cast members from Los Angeles and New York will be performing in the Marietta production. Above: Will North acts in a scene.
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MARIETTA — Los Angeles and New York cast members of the Theos Theatricals touring company will present “The Forgotten Carols,” a contemporary story of an empty life changed by a personal encounter at Christmastime, at Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church on Nov. 11 at 6:30 p.m.

The production tells the story of Constance, a young nurse who sees the holidays as a meaningless distraction until she is assigned to care for an aged gentleman who believes that he has been alive for 2,000 years and has met people from the Christmas story such as the innkeeper who turned away Joseph and Mary, those characters who have been forgotten. As he chronicles his encounters with his “forgotten carols,” he eventually touches the part of her heart that she had long ago forgotten. Mt. Bethel’s choirs will be joined by the kidz2leaders Student Choir and an ensemble called “The Kingsmen” for the production.

“This amazing event is a benefit presentation to support kidz2leaders Camp Hope for children of incarcerated parents and Mt. Bethel’s very robust Homeless Ministry serving the Atlanta Metro area and Cobb County,” said Randy Hudon, Mt. Bethel Director of Missions.

“We are always looking for growth opportunities for our campers. Affording them the chance to perform with a professional show will be life-changing,” said the Rev. Diane Parrish, founder and president of kidz2leaders.

Michael Young, an award-winning television producer from Los Angeles, obtained permission from composer Michael McLean to produce a Southeastern tour after seeing a performance on the West Coast. Young partnered with longtime friend, Greg Smith, to produce the first tour, and this year Smith has written a Bible study to accompany the musical.

Ticket are $20 for adults and $10 for students. They can be purchased online at http://mtbethelumc.brownpapertickets.com and can also be purchased at the Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church Book Store located at 4385 Lower Roswell Road.
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