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VIDEO: Jai Srinivasan and Sebastian Ortiz of A CHRISTMAS CAROL Discuss What it Means to Play Tiny Tim as Disabled Kids

Two boys share the role of Tiny Tim in Broadway's new production of A Christmas Carol. But that's not all they share.

Jai Srinivasan and Sebastian Ortiz both have Cerebral Palsy. The boys recently spoke to NBC about what it means to play a disabled character.

"He really is like me," said Srinivasan. "Very happy, very hopeful, but he has a disability."

"I just want to tell the kids that think they can't do it, but actually can: believe in yourself," Ortiz said.

Watch the full feature below.

A Christmas Carol, opened on Broadway on November 20. Playwright Jack Thorne and director Matthew Warchus offer a magical new interpretation of Charles Dickens' classic story. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the big night and we're taking you to inside the festivities below!

This timeless - and timely - tale of redemption welcomes theatergoers of all ages into an immersive experience that's brimming with Christmas spirit. The production features dazzling staging, moving storytelling and 12 of the most cherished Christmas carols, including "Joy to the World," "Silent Night," and "It Came Upon the Midnight Clear."

In addition to Sebastian Ortiz and Jai Ram Srinivasan sharing the role of Tiny Tim, A Christmas Carol stars Campbell Scott as Ebenezer Scrooge, two-time Tony Award-winner Andrea Martin as Ghost of Christmas Past, and Tony Award-winner LaChanze as Ghost of Christmas Present/Mrs. Fezziwig. They are joined by Erica Dorfler as Mrs. Cratchit, Dashiell Eaves as Bob Cratchit, Hannah Elless as Jess, Brandon Gill as Fred, Evan Harrington as Fezziwig, Chris Hoch as Father/Marley, Sarah Hunt as Belle, Matthew Labanca as George, Alex Nee as Ferdy/Nicholas, Dan Piering as Young Ebenezer, and Rachel Prather as Little Fan.





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