Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Don Stephenson as 'Scrooge' in Bucks County's 'BIG PLAYHOUSE CHRISTMAS SHOW'
One of the most beloved Christmas stories ever written takes on a decidedly New Hope twist when Bucks County Playhouse premieres the new comedy, "Ebenezer Scrooge's Big Playhouse Christmas Show," December 8 through December 31. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at Broadway's Don Stephenson as the title character below!
Producers Robyn Goodman, Alexander Fraser, Stephen Kocis, and Josh Fiedler announced the new show which is written by the Broadway team of Gordon Greenberg ("Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn") and Steve Rosen ("The Other Josh Cohen"). It is directed by Josh Rhodes (Broadway's "Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella").
Five actors, three ladders, lots of music, laughter and one of the most beloved holiday stories ever told come together for a new 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 while infusing the show with a lot of comedy and harnessing the energetic joy of the season.
The cast stars Broadway veteran Don Stephenson as Ebenezer Scrooge. Don has appeared on Broadway in "The Producers," "A Gentleman's Guide To Love and Murder," "Parade," "Dracula," "By Jeeves," "Titanic," "Private Lives," "Rock of Ages," "Wonderful Town," "Pardon My English," and "The Bandwagon" (Encores!). He is joined by Evan Alexander Smith (Broadway's "Amazing Grace"), Kate Wetherhead (Broadway's "Legally Blonde" and BCP's "Company"), James Ludwig (Broadway's "Monty Phython's Spamalot" - Original Cast) and Tracey Conyer Lee ("BEDBUGS!!! IT'S A MUSICAL" Off-Broadway).
Michael Carnahan is scenic designer. Brian C. Hemesath is costume designer. Cory Pattak is lighting designer and Matthew Given is sound designer. Casting is by Tara Rubin Casting. Christopher Flores is stage manager.
Tickets to "Ebenezer Scrooge's Big Playhouse Christmas Show" range from $40 - $75. For complete details, and to purchase tickets, visit buckscountyplayhouse.org, call 215-862-2121, or visit the box office at 70 South Main Street, New Hope, PA.
Photo Credit: Corinda Bravo