SCROOGE'S CHRISTMAS TREAT RETURNS with a twist!
Penny-pinching and bad-tempered old miser Ebenezer Scrooge (played by Kieran Connolly) goes on the adventure of his life in this beloved production of the holiday classic at the Dallas Theatre Center. Adapted by Kevin Moriarty, with direction from Alex Organ, choreography by Joel Ferrell and musical direction from Gary Adler.
Ever since Charles Dickens first penned A Christmas Carol in 1843, it has seen myriad stage adaptations and the popularity of this tale of redemption and second chances has seemingly never waned. From stage to screen, opera to one-man show, it is one of the most influential Christmas shows and a traditional holiday outing that defines the joy of the Yuletide period for most of us.
What is the story?
Ebenezer Scrooge doesn't see the point of letting her employees have a day off for Christmas, not even kind Bob Cratchit, whose son Tiny Tim is very sick. Eventually, she is convinced and retires to his room to pass Christmas Eve as she usually does, alone. But this Christmas is different. She has a visitor for a change, the wretched soul of her former business partner Jacob Marley. Doomed to wander the earth for eternity for her sins in life, Marley warns Scrooge of three impeding visitations by a trio of spirits.
First She meets the gentle Ghost of Christmas Past who shows her as a happy young woman, the jolly Ghost of Christmas Present, who shows him what she is missing out on, and the terrifying Ghost of Christmas to Come, who shows her the future if she doesn't mend her ways; all of whom want to teach her a lesson about how her actions affect others, and ultimately, her own fate.