Photo Flash: First Look at A CHRISTMAS CAROL: THE MUSICAL at Theatre at the Center
Theatre at the Center celebrates the holidays by bringing audiences an endearing combination of a treasured tale and soaring music by a Disney musical genius, A Christmas Carol: The Musical. Composer Alan Menken (The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin) infuses the Charles Dickens holiday classic with music the whole family will cherish. Full of cheer for all ages, A Christmas Carol: The Musical opened November 14 and runs through December 22. Theatre at the Center's production will be directed by Artistic Director William Pullinsi and stars five time Jeff-Award nominee Larry Adams as "Scrooge". BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!
Adams recently appeared in Oliver! at Drury Lane, Off-Broadway in the The Hunchback Variations, and was in the Broadway production and National Tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera. He was seen at Theatre at the Center as "Julian Marsh" in 42nd Street, "Captain Von Trapp" in the Sound of Music, "George" in La Cage aux Folles, "Pilot" in Jesus Christ Superstar and in the title role in Maury Yeston's Phantom.
Based on Dickens' beloved novel, A Christmas Carol: The Musical is set in London in the 1800s. On Christmas Eve, a miserly old man named Ebenezer Scrooge is confronted by the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future. The ghosts, hoping to change his destiny and save his soul, reveal the possible results of his selfish, uncaring life. Audiences will travel with Scrooge as he sets off on a strange and magical journey, where he ultimately discovers the true spirit of the holiday season. A Christmas Carol: The Musical is an unforgettable holiday must see that is filled with whimsical melodies and memorable lyrics that will leave families singing all the way home!
Joining Larry Adams as "Scrooge", the cast of A Christmas Carol: The Musical stars Matthias Austin as "Bob Cratchit", Shelley Crawford as "Mrs. Cratchit", David Hathaway as "Fred", Patrick Tierney as "Young Scrooge", Megan Long as the "Ghost of Christmas Past", Jonathan Butler- Duplessis as "Ghost of Christmas Present", Jen Donohoo as "Ghost of Christmas Future", Brian Duncan as "Young Marley", Kristin O'Connell as "Emily", Ron Keaton as "Marley's Ghost", Kathleen Gibson as "Mrs. Fezziwig", Michael Richardson as "Smythe" and ensemble members Rebecca Bradford, Callie Johnson, Nathan Mittleman, Ryan Naimy, Rachel Osting, Michael Potsic, Lauren Villegas and David Zizic. The children's cast includes KillIan Hughes as "Tiny Tim", Peyton Tinder as "Fan", Gabriel Stern as "Boy Scrooge/Peter Cratchit", Sophie Thatcher as "Grace", Noah E. Patton as "Jonathan" and Tessa Newman.
The Artistic Team features Choreography by Linda Fortunato and Musical Direction and Orchestrations by William A. Underwood. The design team includes Scenic Designers Jackie and Richard Penrod; Lighting Designer Shelley Strasser-Holland; Sound Designer Barry G. Funderburg; Costume Designer Brenda Winstead and Props Designers Bridget Earnshaw and Jessie Howe. The Stage Manager is Rebecca Green, Assistant Stage Manager is Matt McMullen, the Child Wrangler is Katie Feichter, the Technical Director is Ann Davis; and TATC's General Manager is Richard Friedman.
Founded in 1991, Theatre at the Center is a year-round professional theater at its home, The Center for Visual and Performing Arts, 1040 Ridge Road, Munster, Indiana. Theatre at the Center is Located off I-80/94, just 35 minutes from downtown Chicago, and has free parking.
Performances are Wednesdays and Thursdays at 2:00 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m.; Sundays at 2:30 p.m.; and select Thursday evening and Saturday matinees. Individual ticket prices range from $38 - $42. To purchase individual tickets call the Box Office at 219.836.3255 or Tickets.com at 800.511.1552. Group discounts are available for groups of 11 or more and gift certificates are also available. New 2014 Season Subscriptions are on sale now. New subscriptions range from $150 - $160 and make the perfect holiday gift! For more information on Theatre at the Center, visit TheatreAtTheCenter.com.
Photo Credit: Michael Brosilow
Larry Adams stars as 'Scrooge' with the ghosts
Larry Adams (Scrooge) and Matthias Austin (Bob Cratchit)
A CHRISTMAS CAROL Ensemble