Skip to main content Skip to footer site map

Photo Flash: Bucks County Playhouse Presents EBENEZER SCROOGE BIG PLAYHOUSE CHRISTMAS SHOW

Back by popular demand, one of the most beloved Christmas stories ever written takes on a decidedly New Hope twist when Buck County Playhouse presents the popular comedy, "Ebenezer Scrooge's Big Playhouse Christmas Show," through December 30, 2018.

Five actors, lots of music, laughter and this wonderful holiday story come together for this Christmas show that is perfect for the entire family. Terrorizing the good citizens of Bucks County, Ebenezer Scrooge rediscovers the spirit of Christmas in this riotous Dickens mashup set in New Hope. All the traditional elements of Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" are intact - including the iconic ghosts of Christmases Past, Present and Future - comically reimagined in this holiday frolic. The authors have rebooted the story - charging five talented actors with the task of playing nearly three dozen roles, as well as instruments, while infusing the show with a lot of comedy and harnessing the energetic joy of the season.

Written by Gordon Greenberg ("Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn") and Steve Rosen ("The Other Josh Cohen"), this year's version of the show is directed by Greenberg and features some new exciting twists and turns plus an extended musical finale.

The cast stars Broadway and film veteran William Youmans as Ebenezer Scrooge. Mr. Youmans has appeared on Broadway in the original casts of "Wicked," "Carousel" (2018 revival) and "The Little Foxes" (with Elizabeth Taylor). He is joined by James Ludwig (Broadway's "Monty Python's Spamalot" - Original Cast and BCP's "Million Dollar Quartet), Sarah Manton (Broadway's "One Man, Two Guvnors" and National Theatre, London's "South Pacific"), James David Larson (National Tour of "Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story" and BCP's "Million Dollar Quartet"), and Tina Stafford (National Tour of "Once").

Michael Baxter is the Assistant Director. Michael Carnahan is scenic designer. Tristan Raines is costume designer. Travis McHale is lighting designer and Bart Fasbender is sound designer. Ashley Rae Callahan is the Wig Designer. Casting is by Geoff Josselson, CSA.

In coordination with the production and as part of the Playhouse's education program, Bucks County Playhouse is once again offering the opportunity for local theater-lovers and aspiring thespians to join a cast on the historic Playhouse stage as "Scene-Stealers." Designed as an educational opportunity, the "Scene-Stealers" will be featured in the musical finale in "Ebenezer Scrooge's Big Playhouse Christmas Show!" Seated in the audience, participants will also be able to watch and enjoy the show until it is time to take the stage. Following curtain call, "Scene-Stealers" will lead audience members into the Courtyard to sing Christmas Carols.

"Ebenezer Scrooge's Big Playhouse Christmas Show" will run through December 30 and will play matinees on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. and evenings on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. There is an added show on Wednesday evening, December 27 at 7:30 p.m.


Tickets to "Ebenezer Scrooge's Big Playhouse Christmas Show" begin at $40. Special rates for groups of 10 or more. For complete details, and to purchase tickets, please visit buckscountyplayhouse.org, call 215-862-2121, or visit the box office at 70 South Main Street, New Hope, PA.

Photo Credit: Margaryta Kenis


BroadwayWorld Logo Vote Now for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Central Pennsylvania Awards
Vote Nowvoting ends in



Millbrook Playhouse And The Millbrook Playhouse Youth Ensemble Present THE BEST CHRISTMAS  Photo
The Board of Directors, Artistic Director David Leidholdt, General Manager David Gritzner, along with show sponsors Brigandi, Gleghorn, and Haffley, and Keystone Clearwater Solutions LLC, has announced the upcoming production of The Best Christmas Pageant Ever: The Musical with book and lyrics by Jahnna Beecham, music and lyrics Malcolm Hillgartner.

Latest Standings Released For The 2022 BroadwayWorld Central Pennsylvania Awards; Ephrata  Photo
The latest standings as of Monday, December 5th, have been released for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Central Pennsylvania Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.

PETER AND THE STARCATCHER Opens This Week at DreamWrights Photo
Join DreamWrights Center for Community Arts this year for a different type of Holiday production. 'Peter and the Starcatcher' is the Tony Award Winning Broadway Play by Nick Elice and Wayne Barker that follows a nameless Boy who eventually grows up to become the infamous Peter Pan.

Review: A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Open Stage Photo
There is not a single weak link in this production. The entire cast and production team of Open Stage’s A Christmas Carol deserve a standing ovation for this performance. Get your tickets before it sells out.


More Hot Stories For You


Millbrook Playhouse And The Millbrook Playhouse Youth Ensemble Present THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER: THE MUSICALMillbrook Playhouse And The Millbrook Playhouse Youth Ensemble Present THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER: THE MUSICAL
December 7, 2022

The Board of Directors, Artistic Director David Leidholdt, General Manager David Gritzner, along with show sponsors Brigandi, Gleghorn, and Haffley, and Keystone Clearwater Solutions LLC, has announced the upcoming production of The Best Christmas Pageant Ever: The Musical with book and lyrics by Jahnna Beecham, music and lyrics Malcolm Hillgartner.

Full Cast Announced for HITS! THE MUSICAL Featuring 29 Young Singers and DancersFull Cast Announced for HITS! THE MUSICAL Featuring 29 Young Singers and Dancers
December 7, 2022

“HITS! The Musical” has announced the cast of 29 singers and dancers who will deliver an unforgettable 90 minutes of non-stop, foot-tapping fun and excitement for music lovers young and old.

PETER AND THE STARCATCHER Opens This Week at DreamWrightsPETER AND THE STARCATCHER Opens This Week at DreamWrights
December 5, 2022

Join DreamWrights Center for Community Arts this year for a different type of Holiday production. 'Peter and the Starcatcher' is the Tony Award Winning Broadway Play by Nick Elice and Wayne Barker that follows a nameless Boy who eventually grows up to become the infamous Peter Pan.

SYREN Modern Dance Announce 20-City Tour For 20th AnniversarySYREN Modern Dance Announce 20-City Tour For 20th Anniversary
November 30, 2022

SYREN Modern Dance, New York City based company co-founded by Lynn Peterson and Kate Sutter, will share a split bill with kamrDANCE on December 2, 2022 at 6:30pm & 8:30pm at Arts on Site, Studio 3R, 12 St. Mark's Place, NYC.

Photos: First Look At NUTCRACKER! And A CHRISTMAS CAROL At The State TheatrePhotos: First Look At NUTCRACKER! And A CHRISTMAS CAROL At The State Theatre
November 29, 2022

State Theatre Center for the Arts in Easton welcomes the return of two classic shows for their 2022 holiday season. See photos from the production.