This year is crucial, especially for those who make their living off creativity in the holiday season. This time, due to the pandemic, the creative thinkers have planned to take their talent to another level.
The Dallas Theater Center was forced to cut nearly half of its $10 million budget and run no shows.
This year their team is coming up with the modern-day imagination of 'A Christmas Carol', adding more meaning to the team's lives than ever.
Kevin Moriarty, artistic director for the Dallas Theater Center, said, "Just the act of being back in the rehearsal room, making a play, it's been nine months."
Moriarty couldn't put on performances since March, so he knew they have to think out of the box to bring audiences a production of 'A Christmas Carol.'
He added, "It's one of the most popular things we do. It plays to sold-out audiences all throughout the holiday seasons."
But this year, the challenge is more.
He explained his statement and said, "They said, 'Sure Kevin, no problem. The restrictions are no ghosts, no special effects, no kids, no singing and dancing, and no live audiences.'"
Just as some ballet companies, like the Royale Ballet Dance Academy in Dallas, have decided to reinvent productions like 'The Nutcracker,' Moriarty has reimagined Charles Dickens' 'Christmas Carol.'