December 2019 Field Trips

A Christmas Carol

at A Noise Within


December 17, 2019           

9:00 am – 12:00/1:00            


  •  $19.00 per person
  •  Non-Refundable 


  • A Noise Within
  • 3352 E Foothill Blvd.
  • Pasadena, CA 91107

PARKING:  Free parking is available directly behind the theater at the Sierra Madre Villa Metro Parking Structure, which is located at: 149 N. Halstead St. Pasadena, CA 91107

Walking Directions from the Metro Parking Structure:

Exit the parking structure at Level 1 on the Sierra Madre Villa Ave side where the elevators are located (see map). Follow the walkway between the apartment complex and the theatre building and you will find ANW on your right.

Registration Deadline: Thursday, November 24, 2019 (or until full  

A Noise Within’s delightfully festive, musically merry holiday tradition returns! Families love the inspirational story of Bob Crachit, Tiny Tim, and Scrooge—the perfect burst of boundless good cheer for the season, and beyond!  There will be a pre-show activities as well as a post-show activity which provides the students an opportunity to ask the actors questions.

A Christmas Carol is a novella by Charles Dickens about Ebenezer Scrooge, an old man, who is well-known for his miserly ways.  On Christmas Eve, Scrooge is visited by a series of ghosts, starting with his old business partner, Jacob Marley. The three spirits which follow, the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Christmas Present and Christmas Yet to Come, show Scrooge how his mean behavior has affected those around him. At the end of the story he is relieved to discover that there is still time for him to change and we see him transformed into a generous and kind-hearted human being.

Social & Historical Context:  Dickens wrote this story in 1843. At the time there was a tradition for reading ghost stories at Christmas, hence the numerous spirits that Scrooge encounters. The themes of wealth and injustice are clear comments on the inequalities of wealth distribution in Victorian England.

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Bridges Auditorium


December 19, 2019

9:00 am–11:30/12:00 pm

(we will not be seated until everyone has arrived –   Please be on time)                                  


  • $10.00 per person      
  • (no refunds)


  • Bridges Auditorium
  • 450 N College Way
  • Claremont, CA 91711


 Registration Deadline: Thursday, November 21, 2019 (or until full) 

 Critically acclaimed Inland Pacific Ballet’s The Nutcracker comes to life in this magnificent holiday ballet with dazzling sets, beautiful costumes, and more than 80 dancers on stage. This annual yuletide favorite tells the story of a young girl named Clara who receives a magical nutcracker doll on Christmas Eve, and sets out on a wondrous journey to the Land of the Snow and the Kingdom of Sweets. Toy soldiers, life-sized dancing dolls, and a fantastic dream with battling mice, dancing snowflakes, waltzing flowers, and the delightful Sugar Plum Fairy stir the imagination. IPB’s The Nutcracker is the holiday tradition your family will treasure!

Bridges Auditorium is a premier college venue for the best in music, theatre, andperforming arts. Located on the Pomona College campus in beautiful Claremont,

California, the 2,500-seat theatre, built in 1931, is a historic venue modeled afterEuropean concert houses of that time.

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