"Itâ€™s a thrill for us to bring The Forgotten Carols tour
back again this year for its 30th Anniversary and to introduce Emmy
Award-winning actor Michael Young as Uncle John.â€
since 1991, this timeless Christmas tradition brings to life the story
of Constance Louise Chamberlain, a nurse who hasnâ€™t laughed or cried in
over 30 years. But that all changes when she meets, and cares for, a
homeless man with dementia (Uncle John, as he likes to be called) who
insists heâ€™s been alive for over two thousand years. Uncle John
recounts the story of Christâ€™s birth through these Forgotten Carols sung
from the perspective of his â€œfriendsâ€ the Inn Keeper, a Shepherd,
Handel and others, taking Connie Lou on a life-altering journey. As
Uncle John struggles to remember all the reasons why he feels compelled
to share these unknown carols with his nurse, she discovers what her
heart has forgotten about the true power and meaning of Christmas!
This year's Cast
- Michael McLean (the Narrator)
- Michael Young (Uncle John)
- Adrien Swenson (Connie Lou)
- Gili Getz (Dr. Halifax)
- TBA (Mr. Rutherford, Uncle Ted and James Chamberlain)
- Christy Summerhays (Lily Chamberlain)
- Kyle Olsen (the Inn Keeper and our featured vocalist)
- Lynne McLean (as Sarah)
Important Venue Specific Information - Cottonwood High School
Are there elevators in Cottonwood High School?
- There are NO elevators in this venue.
If you are purchasing tickets in the balcony, you must be able to walk
up several flights of stairs to get to the balcony and then walk the
stairs to your seat. Please be sure that all members of your party are
physically able to walk up the stairs.
Are there wheelchair accessible ramps?
coming in to the lobby from the bank of glass doors in the center of
the building (whether parking and entering from the north or from the
south parking lots) there is a ramp down to the lobby and then another
wheelchair ramp on the west end of the auditorium.
Where should I park and enter the building?
best place to park is on the north side of the building and enter in
the bank of glass doors in the center of the building.
- You can also park on the south side and enter in the bank of glass doors in the center of the building.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the 2021 Covid protocols for the Forgotten Carols cast, crew and patrons?
will be monitoring local Covid protocol requirements prior to our
shows. We encourage the use of masks while in the facility but will not
require it unless local mandates change.
- Please provide an
email address that you regularly use so that you will receive all
notifications regarding Covid safety, possible Covid mandated
- We have required our cast and crew to be vaccinated in order to go on tour.
would also greatly appreciate it if you would pay with a credit card
for any merchandise you purchase at the show, rather than with cash, to
further minimize transaction contact. We will also make merchandise
available through our online store, if you prefer that option. Shipping
charges will apply based on the quantity purchased. Please note that
NOT all merchandise will be available online due to size or weight
Are there casting changes to the show in 2021?
to major health issues, Michael McLean will not play the part of Uncle
John in this yearâ€™s performances. Depending on his health at the time
of the show, Michael may be on stage in some capacity. We are, however,
excited to bring in seasoned television and stage actor Michael Young
to play the role of Uncle John.
- Kyle Olsen, who was last seen onstage in the 2019 tour, will return as our featured vocalist for the 2021 tour.
- All other actors will remain the same.
What time do the doors open?
into the auditorium will open 30 minutes prior to show time. Doors to
the lobby, the box office and merchandise sales will open 1 hour prior
to show time.
How long is the show?
- 2 hours and 20 minutes with intermission.
Can I bring my nursing baby or young child to the show?
Forgotten Carols is recommended for ages 5 and older. If you choose to
bring a slightly younger child, each person entering the hall must have
a ticket. In order to provide a favorable experience for all
attendees, NO children 2 and under, including babes-in-arms, will be
allowed. Please make arrangements to leave all children 2 and under at
home. And, please consider the ability of a 3 or 4-year-old to quietly
enjoy the show before purchasing a ticket for him/her. We want The
Forgotten Carols to be a family event, when the time is right for our
young friends to join.
Do you have ASL interpreters for any of The Forgotten Carols shows?
the two arena shows at UVU and Weber State, we can arrange ASL
interpreters upon request. Please submit requests at least 2 weeks in
advance of the show. After that time, we cannot guarantee that we can
accommodate the request. For shows in venues that run more than one day
(the UCCU Center in Orem,) we will only select one show at which we
will offer an interpreter. Please contact us via email,
firstname.lastname@example.org, BEFORE purchasing your tickets to be
certain we can offer interpreters for the show you wish to attend.
Do you offer hearing assistance devices at any Forgotten Carols shows?
- No, we do not offer these devices.
If I can not use my ticket, can I get a refund?
- We do not offer refunds on ticket purchases.
a show is cancelled by the Producers due to illness or inclement
weather, you will receive a refund for your ticket purchase. If the
show, however, runs as scheduled and you choose not to attend because of
weather conditions or your own illness, you will not receive a refund.
Note that shows are very rarely cancelled.
- If local Covid
mandates shift and begin to require that patrons wear masks and/or
require that patrons be vaccinated, we will uphold those requirements.
Please note that we will not refund ticket purchases due to a change in
these requirements. You are welcome to sell your ticket to someone else
if you choose not to attend due to a change in Covid protocol by your
Are there discounts available for children, military or seniors?
- There are no military or senior discounts for The Forgotten Carols.
Are group discounts available for The Forgotten Carols?
our group discount rate is 15% off when a patron purchases 10 tickets
for the same show in one order. Please send an email to
email@example.com to receive an automatic response with
the detailed instructions, the group code, etc.
Will Forgotten Carols merchandise be available at the performance?
tour exclusive merchandise and select Forgotten Carols items will be
available before the show, during intermission and after the show. Note
that lines are shorter before the show and the lobby opens 1 hour prior
to the show start time.
How can I receive behind the scenes information?
- Follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram to receive information on contests and behind the scenes information.
How do I contact The Forgotten Carols Customer Service Team?
- You may either email us at firstname.lastname@example.org OR
you may call 385-487-6109. Please remember that we have a very small
Customer Service team, with minimal and varied hours. If you will send
your email or leave a voice mail, someone from our team will get back
to you within 24 hours (excluding Saturdays and Sundays). Your business
is important to us and we will make every effort to get back to you as
soon as we can. Thank you for your patience with our team and thank you
for your support of The Forgotten Carols!