Join us for an Ozark "What the Dickens?!" Christmas - December 9th-18th

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Directors Chuck King, Audra and Shane Bocksnick, Marti Salisbury, and Steven Sellers combine creative forces to bring you an unforgettable evening of immersive theatre. Presented at the beautifully restored Beard and Lady Inn in Chester AR, walk through each scene of this classic tale of redemption, come face to face with Scrooge and his ghostly companions, and dine on classic Victorian period fare with the other guests at Fezziwig’s Feast.

Step 1: Choose your preferred performance date and number in your party.

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE The Matinee/Sunday shows will be based on demand 


FRIDAY, December 9 - 7:30pm SOLD OUT
SAT, December 10  4pm SOLD OUT
7:30pm SOLD OUT
SUN, December 11 - 4pm SOLD OUT 7:30pm SOLD OUT
THURS, December 15 - SOLD OUT
FRI, December 16 - 7:30 pm SOLD OUT
SAT, December 17 - 4pm SOLD OUT/7:30pmSOLD OUT
SUN, December 18 - 4pm SOLD OUT

Step 2: Select your entree.

Catering by Homegrown Native Foods: Our menu is inspired by the beauty and delicious flavors of Northwest Arkansas and the Arkansas River Valley. Chefs Timothy Hammer II and Nena Evans have a passion to support the local farm economy by working directly with farmers in Northwest Arkansas and the River Valley and supporting organic farm practices. Expect a deliciously unique Ozark dining experience!


Smoked Turkey: Hardwood, slow-smoked turkey served with a sweet and sour berry sauce.

Pumpkin Bolognese: Linguine pasta topped with ground bison, wild boar, carrots, onions, and celery in a creamy, pumpkin-based sauce. (can also be prepared as a vegan option) 


Toasted Winter Squash: Thinly sliced, locally sourced winter squash brushed with sunflower oil and native spices then baked to crispy perfection. 

Cornbread Stuffing: House-made cornbread stuffing with onions, celery, carrots, and dittany (wild oregano).

House-made Sourdough Bread made with a starter from the 1908 Worlds' Fair.

Dessert: A variety of miniature house-made pies served with hot apple cider.

Pumpkin pasta dish

Beard and Lady Dining Room

Step 3: Read through this important information before booking

"What the Dickens?!" Christmas is an immersive theatrical experience that will involve walking and standing at various locations throughout the hotel and grounds. One scene requires climbing one flight of stairs. For those who cannot climb the stairs, we hope to provide a live video monitor to capture the action.

Guests will be seated banquet style for dinner, and limited seating may be available for guests at some of the scene locations.

There are 2 outdoor scenes. Please dress warmly and bring an umbrella in the event of inclement weather. The show will go on!

Tickets are $75.00 per person, including dinner and the show. 

Recommended Audience: Age 10 and up. Small capacity seating will not allow us to issue refunds.

Step 4:
Ready to book?

Advance reservations only. To book, call the Skokos Performing Arts Center Box Office at 479-632-2129. Payments will be accepted over the phone with a debit or credit card, or stop by the box office to pay with cash or check.

Want to make it a completely immersive experience? Why not stay overnight at the historic Beard and Lady Inn? Book separately by calling 919-971-0059

411 E. Front Ave.
Chester, Arkansas

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Pink Room at Beard and Lady