Arts preview: 'Matchgirl'

Jim Fischer

For the 17th year, Columbus Dance Theatre will present its holiday production of "Matchgirl." Artistic Director Tim Veach created this adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen tale "The Little Match Girl," bringing together the dancers of the professional company and the dance school.

A story with a message of hope and forgiveness, "Matchgirl" follows a young girl tasked with selling matches to help support her family and the visions she sees as she lights them to keep herself warm.

A full orchestra accompanies the production.

Lincoln Theatre

8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9; 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10

769 E. Long St., King-Lincoln

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