The Columbus Area Arts Council is announcing this year’s slate of shows for its First Fridays for Families program held at the Commons.

The first show is “A Dickens Tale” to be held Dec. 1st. The arts council says that the show will feature Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, the ghostly visitors and a hilarious beggar woman.

Other scheduled shows:

  • Dr. Seuss’s The Cat In The Hat, Jan. 5
  • Adzooks Puppets: Circus of Imagination, Feb. 2
  • Beethoven’s Wig, March 2
  • Peter & The Wolf, April 6

The family-friendly shows are held on the First Friday of the month, December through April, starting at 6 in the evening at The Commons. The shows are free to the public through the support of Old National Bank.

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