MATTHEWS – At the Matthews Playhouse of the Performing Arts, “Scrooge! The Musical” is a vivid adaptation of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.”
The popular musical film “Scrooge! The Musical” starring Albert Finney is set in 19th century London. The stingy Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by the ghost of her deceased business partner, and one Christmas on her eve she is visited by three spirits.
The cast is led by veteran Charlotte actor and local radio personality Jeff Knight in the title role and newcomer Leo Walton as Tiny Tim.
Charlotte audiences will also recognize actor/director/playwright Charles LaBoard (Jacob Marley) and acclaimed director Paula Baldwin, who just directed last summer’s hit Sister Act.
Sarah Baumgardner, Executive Director of Matthew’s Playhouse, makes her Charlotte Theater debut as the Ghost of Christmas Past.
‘Scrooge! The Musical, written by Grammy and Academy Award winner Leslie Bricusse, features uplifting music directed by musical director Harrison Baumgardner and dance numbers choreographed by Sarah Atwell. .
The family-friendly Broadway musical version of the world’s best-loved Christmas story opens December 8 with a special “Pay-What-You-Can” preview performance that benefits COSKids.
The show will continue until December 18th. Performance times can be found at www.matthewsplayhouse.com/scrooge.
Tickets range in price from $18 to $26 and can be purchased at app.arts-people.com.