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Ebenezer Scrooge: A Christmas Carol
December 8, 2018 from 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 16, 2018
An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until December 15, 2018
One event on December 16, 2018 at 2:30 pm
Twelve years after its last delightful appearance in Groton, MA and thirty-one years since its thrilling American premiere in Concord MA, “Ebenezer Scrooge: A Christmas Carol,” New Life Fine Arts’ moving musical adaptation of the 1843 Charles Dickens story, comes again to Groton for nine appealing performances, December 7th to 16th.
The musical theater company’s powerfully orchestrated musical retelling of the radical, Christmas-Eve transformation of ageing Ebenezer Scrooge—the “Bah-humbug”-ing miser who hates Christmas—has become a New England tradition, gripping audiences since 1987. The show features a gifted cast complete with a small orchestra, colorful sets, costumes and special effects that will lift audiences back to a long-ago, wintry Victorian London for Scrooge’s unforgettable encounter with the Christmas Spirit. The retelling of Scrooge’s unhappy past and present preoccupations, with predictions of his woeful future, is interwoven with original songs by Concord composer and playwright David MacAdam as well as with well-known Christmas carols, including “O Little Town of Bethlehem,” written by Boston’s own Phillips
Brooks. The cast, with marvelous songs, leads theatergoers to the moment of the startling change that overtakes Scrooge—and by the show’s climax even the audience might be tempted to join in singing, “We hear the Christmas Angels / the great glad tidings tell, / O come with us, / Abide with us, / Our Lord Emmanuel!” MacAdam wrote Scrooge in 1984 while he was living in England, where it also was first staged.
Performances will be held at the Groton Dunstable Performing Arts Center, 344 Main St. Groton, MA.
December 7,8,12,14 & 15 @7:30p.m.
December 8 & 15 @2:00 p.m.
December 9 & 16 @2:30 p.m.
Admission price for all ages will be a $25 flat charge for this year’s production.
Come to Groton this holiday season and discover the true joy of Christmas at New Life Fine Arts’ production of Scrooge—a show that musically reminds audiences, as Dickens would put it, “Christmas can be every day of the year.”