BWW TV: Watch Highlights of Dolly Parton in Dollywood's A CHRISTMAS CAROL!
Guests love the four million dazzling lights, award-winning entertainment and delicious food for which Dollywood's Smoky Mountain Christmas presented by Humana is known. However, it may be one of Dollywood's newest "performers" which leaves them buzzing. New this year is the groundbreaking production of Dollywood's A Christmas Carol, which uses holographic technology to bring Broadway favorite Dolly Parton to the stage as the Ghost of Christmas Past. This special twist on Charles Dickens' classic story marks the first time holograms have been featured in this family-favorite tale. Thanks to this new technology, Parton will perform, albeit as a hologram, in each performance.
Below, BroadwayWorld brings you highlights form the production, which includes a clip of Parton in action!
"When they told me they were going to make a hologram out of me, I thought they were crazy," Parton said with a laugh. "But when I saw how real it looked on stage, I couldn't believe it. I'm not sure this world can handle two Dolly Partons, but I'm excited folks will be able to see 'the other Dolly' reminding families that it's not what you have but who you have, just like ole Scrooge figures out in the end."
Set amid lavish Victorian scenery, Dollywood's A Christmas Carol is underscored by eight powerful new songs written by Parton especially for this 45-minute musical of redemption and hope. Because the story is set in the U.K., Parton gave the music a classic U.K. feeling by infusing each song with classic Scots-Irish rhythms as well as musical and lyrical structures borrowed from traditional English folk songs.
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