Musical. Book by Barry Kornhauser. Music and lyrics by Ron Barnett.
Cast: 8m., 9w., 14 children with doubling. There is no need to recount the story of Ebenezer Scrooge and his redemptive discovery of the true Christmas spirit. It is as familiar to us as Santa Claus himself. Written in 1843, and an immediate success, A Christmas Carol has in the years since become what one editor described as "the spirit of Christmas forever!" This musical adaptation honors Dickens' purpose of creating "a whimsical masque … to awaken some loving and forbearing thoughts, never out of season." It is intended as a means of chasing away the "humbugs" and saying, as only theatre can, "God bless us, everyone!" Unit set. Approximate running time: 135 minutes.
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