Big Bear Lake, CA, November 4, 2011, noon – The Community Arts Theater Society of Big Bear Valley (CATS) announces that it will present its original stage adaptation of A Christmas Carol, beginning Friday, November 18th at the Big Bear Lake Performing Arts Center with a special discount preview. The show plays a total of 11 performances with evening shows and matinees. All performances are reserved seating and prices range from $9 to $27. This version of the Charles Dickens classic was specially adapted for CATS, by its director, Karen Sargent Rachels and was originally presented in 2009. Much of Dickens’ original narrative is retained in this version, and is brought to life on stage by a cast of over 60 actors of all ages. Robin Field will play the part of Scrooge. Tickets are on sale now at or at the PAC Box Office at 909-866-4970.