"Through the ages, comes the story, of the promise of that night. When the heavens filled with glory and a bright star burning bright. Star of wonder, softly shining, hear the message of its divining: a new day dawns, today for you. A new day dawns, today for you." —original lyrics, set to the traditional carol "Infant Holy, Infant Lowly"
Cast: 29 singers/dancers/actors, playing multiple roles
Sets: Multiple sets, including Dickensonian Street with revolving units for the bedroom, Scrooge's office, Cratchit house, as well as a school room, graveyard, hat shop, and Fred's house. Flying of 3 actors is recommended.
Recommended for: high schools, colleges, general audiences
Music: scored for 5 musicians: keys/conductor, violin, cello, 1 reed (flute, piccolo, clarinet, recorder), percussion
This production of Dickens's classic features dazzling special effects including ghosts that fly through the air, spectacular scenery, period costumes, and original orchestrations. Julian Wiles's acclaimed adaptation expands the traditional story to include an alive and kicking Jacob Marley who "out Scrooges" Ol' Scrooge himself. Featuring a professional cast of 29 singers, dancers, actors, A Christmas Carol, A Ghost Story of Christmas is an epic holiday treat for the whole family.