Outstanding performances, exquisite set design and unexpected twists and turns breathe new life into an old favorite.
A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens’ Christmas tale of Ebenezer Scrooge’s miserly life and ultimate redemption, opened at McCarter Theatre on Friday and will run through Dec. 28. The audience’s standing ovation on opening night was a testament to a performance that breathes new life into all too familiar characters. It can be difficult to perform the same show year after year, especially a story so familiar that most need not buy tickets to know its characters and message. Under the direction of Michael Unger, McCarter’s cast of 40 actors, dancers and singers manages to avoid the trap of redundancy or boredom. Broadway veteran Graeme Malcolm leads the cast as Scrooge, an actor who brings as much humor and vulnerability to the role as he …
Adam LeCompte and Olivia Sheridan of Lawrence Township appear in the McCarter Theatre production.
Monday, December 3, 2012
Editor's Note: The following is a news release issued by McCarter Theatre. The highlight of every McCarter Theatre production of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol is the 14 area children who light up the stage in a variety of roles. This year’s production will welcome back Broadway veteran Graeme Malcolm as Ebenezer Scrooge, leading a talented cast of 40 actors, dancers, and singers through Dicken’s magical holiday tale. This season’s production will mark the 200th performance in McCarter’s A Christmas Carol for James Ludwig, as well as the 100th performances for Justin Blanchard, Michele Tauber, Price Waldman, and Young Ensemble member Annika Goldman of Princeton. The production runs through Dec. 28. Tickets to A Christmas Carol start at…