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A Walking Christmas Carol

November 28 TO December 23 | Central West End

Produced by St. Louis Shakespeare Festival – Designed by PaintedBlack STL – Audio Companion by Q Brothers


The NEWEST safe AND joy-filled family event of the season.


Inspired by the tradition of taking in the grand holiday windows at Stix and Famous-Barr – “A Walking Xmas Carol” is a 20-stop, audio-musical and window-display reimagining of the classic tale by Charles Dickens. Local artists from PaintedBlack STL (“Stroll”) will create large-scale window installations interpreting Scrooge’s journey from a never before seen perspective while the musical adaptation Q Brothers Christmas Carol from the Q Brothers (Dress the Part) will guide guests throughout the walk along Euclid Avenue and Maryland Plaza.




S3an Alexander, Kaila Austin, Bino, Tiélere Cheatem, Destini Clark, Taylor Deed, Alexis Evans, Kyla Hawkins, Mee Jey, Destiney Lomax, De Nichols, Edo Berger Rosenblith, Jayvn Solomon, Charlie Tatum and Cameron Williams.


Inspired by the tradition of holiday window displays from luxury retailers off 5th Avenue in New York City, these 15 local artists of color chosen by PaintedBlack STL will create unique and elaborate installations in storefronts at the heart of the CWE. The 2D and 3D multimedia works of art will take over vacant and existing business windows in the CWE.


Environmental Design by Faridah Burnett.




Q Brothers Chrstimas Carol will make its St. Louis premiere as the audio companion and story guide for the walk. The musical was written by the Q Brothers Collective (members include GQ, JQ, JAX, and POS) with music by JQ developed with Rick Boynton at Chicago Shakespeare Theater. The Chicago Sun Times called it “…unlike anything you might imagine Dickens could be. And that’s a very good thing.”

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