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COVID Cases Cancel Several 'A Christmas Carol' Performances At Ahmanson Center

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Several performances of the iconic play "A Christmas Carol" at the Ahmanson Theatre in downtown Los Angeles were canceled through December 26 after multiple members of the company were diagnosed with COVID-19.

An initial announcement from the group had canceled performances through Saturday, December 18, but additional breakthrough cases within the company prompted the extended closure.

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L-R: Bradley Whitford, Kate Burton and Evan Harrington in "A Christmas Carol" playing at Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre November 30, 2021 to January 1, 2022. (Credit: Joan Marcus/Center Theatre Group)

The Center Theatre Group, which manages the Ahmanson, announced that performances for the next 10 days were canceled due to "breakthrough COVID-19 cases" that were "detected within the company."

The 8 p.m. Thursday show, 8 p.m. Friday show and 2 p.m. Saturday show were all initially canceled "for the wellness and safety of our guests, cast, and crew," the Center Theatre Group said in a statement.

Ticketholders will be either able to rebook for a different performance or receive a refund.

"A Christmas Carol," which stars Bradley Whitford and Kate Burton, will continue its run through Jan. 1.

There has been a surge in coronavirus cases in L.A. County over the past few weeks, likely linked to holiday season travel and family gatherings, as well as the new Omicron variant, which may be more transmissible than previous variants, such as Delta.

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