'A Christmas Carol' at the Midland canceled

A three-day engagement of a touring production of "A Christmas Carol" at the Midland by AMC has been canceled.

The show had been slated to run Dec. 21-23. According to information on the AMC Midland website, the production starred Debbie Gibson, George Wendt and Reginald VelJohnson and featured narration by the late Sir John Gielgud.

Tickets were sold through Ticketmaster as well as the Midland box-office. Midland officials advised ticket holders to request refunds at the point of purchase. According to Midland officials, producer Kevin Von Feldt made the decision to cancel.

Von Feldt in 1994 booked an earlier version of "A Christmas Carol" into the Midland -- featuring such advertised stars as Jon Voight, Brian Keith and Peter Boyle – as well as recorded narration by Gielgud. But that show was also cancelled.

At the time, Von Feldt said he did not have signed contracts for most of the actors named in advertising for the show. His troubled business history includes a number of shows and tours that were announced but in some cases never performed.

Contacted by email, Von Feldt declined to answer specific questions about the cancelled tour, saying only: “The theatre has all of the information on processing refunds and in fact they probably have already done so with their customers through Ticketmaster.”