A Christmas Carol
From the book by Charles Dickens.
Adaptation for the stage by Barbara Field.
Sadly eternally relevant, this show can nevertheless become inert due to repetition. Using Ms. Field's superlative adaptation, I let it became a society of modern day re-enactors who live the story together. Using puppets and puppet elements for the ghosts provided the show with the required magic and an unexpected emotional resonance.
Charles Dickens’ classic story about Ebenezer Scrooge, who avoids all of humanity in favor of solitary wealth. Visited by his long dead business partner, Scrooge receives a second chance in the form of three Christmas ghosts. They remind him of his past, introduce him to the people in his present world, and reveal a future he would rather avoid. Scrooge’s rediscovery of his humanity helps us find the spirit of Christmas yet again!
directed/choreographed by Noel MacDuffie
puppets by Deborah Hertzberg
music direction by Justin Boyd
costumes by Ayano Ganaha
set and lights by Noel MacDuffie
sound by Cameron McIntosh
properties by Jami-Lea Cook
stage management by Corrine Contrino
Featuring: Stephen deFluiter as Scrooge, Jacob Clark Boggs, Amanda Enriquez, Larry Gutman, Marie Ingrisano Isner, Joseph Marshall, Henry Porthieu, Kate Theis, Heidi Tolson, Scott Watson, Amelia Weaver.
With: Angel Aviles, Jessica Chang, Anna Cherkezishvili, Elizabeth Oliveri DiSalvo, Leah Elm, Sacha Paul Kirion, Dylan Isner, Tyler Macia, Eileen Nicolosi, Lorena Maria Ortiz, Linda Vega, Maureen Vidal, Roni Zilberman.
And Violinists Zoe Olsen and Laura Zawarski.