A creative and stirring adaptation of Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol, starring Michael Aaron Lindner as “Scrooge”, E. Faye Butler as “The Narrator”, Scott Coulter as “Fred/Bob Cratchit & others”, Kyle Scatliffe as “Marley/The Ghosts & others”, and Arya Daire as “Belle”. Filmed before a live audience using a full symphony orchestra, a choir made up of members of the Elmhurst College Choir and the Children’s Choir of Chicago, and a rock/pop rhythm section.A Newport Classic release.
Color, 16:9 Widescreen, Surround Sound / Stereo, 85 minutes
A CHRISTMAS CAROL
Music composed and arranged by Bob Christianson
Lyrics and book adaptation by Alisa Hauser
From a novella by Charles Dickens
“Bob Christianson's score for this new incarnation of Dickens' classic has both bombast that brings to mind John Williams' film scores and delicacy that hearkens to songs of the Victorian era, and he filters them through a pop/rock sensibility. It's a surprisingly satisfying combination, as is Alisa Hauser's distillation and adaptation of Dickens' words for the both the narration and songs in the show. This could prove to be a holiday time tradition.” – Andy Propst, TheatermaniaTo read a Huffington Post review of this program, click here.