Tuesday, December 10, 2019
NEBRASKA THEATRE CARAVAN’S “A CHRISTMAS CAROL”
by Charles Dickens
Adapted for the stage by Charles Jones
Musical arrangements by John Bennett
See Charles Dickens’ most beloved holiday story, A Christmas Carol, as you’ve never seen it before.
This celebrated Charles Jones adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carolfrom Nebraska Theatre Caravan is rich with thrilling ensemble music, alive with color and movement and is created to tell this great and enduring tale in a manner that people of all ages will enjoy. Woven throughout this classic tale are beautiful new arrangements and moving renditions of holiday songs such as God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Wassail Wassail, Good Christian Men Rejoice, Away in a Manger, Greensleeves, The Boar’s Head Carol and many more. Featuring a cast of 23 performers, live musicians, and Broadway-style scenery and costumes, audiences cherish this sumptuous holiday classic.
In this adaptation for the stage, one actor plays Ebenezer Scrooge. Each of the 24 member ensembles supports both the story and the music with exceptional ensemble singing and dancing, while each taking on a significant character as the story unfolds. The current directors and designers of this production do not attempt to stray from Charles Jones’ original concept. As stewards of the production, they strive to convey to each company of players the integrity and the magic that are intrinsic to the piece.