Theatre at the Center to Present A CHRISTMAS CAROL, 11/14-12/22
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 opens November 14 and runs through December 22 at 1040 Ridge Road, Munster. The press performance will be Sunday, November 17 at 7 p.m. 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". 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.
A Christmas Carol: The Musical was a smash hit in New York for nearly 10 years, presented annually at Madison Square Garden every December from 1994 until 2003. The New York Times raved A Christmas Carol: The Musical is "a tonic for adults, and for children a transfixing journey."
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.