A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

Happy Tuesday! A couple of weeks ago, I had the pleasure of going to the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta, Ga, and seeing a live production of “Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol”!

I’m sure most of you are familiar with this classic tale. But to see it brought to life on stage is something in itself. The costumes, the props and settings were a tribute to the Alliance Theatre, located in Atlanta, Ga…you can check out their website at http://www.ALLIANCETHEATRE.ORG.

Performances were awesome by all to say the least, but “Ebenezer Scrooge” played by Chris Kayser, in my opinion was superb! He was so into character and made you believe he was Ebenezer Scrooge.

According to the booklet given to each attendee upon entrance to the theater, this is Chris’ last season as “Ebenezer Scrooge.” At the end of this season, he will have spent 20 consecutive Decembers in the Alliance Theatre’s A Christmas Carol – 16 as Scrooge, two as Bob Cratchit and two as Jacob Marley. He was quoted as saying, “Last year, was the first time it ever occurred to me: ‘How much longer can I keep doing this?’ And right away it occurred to me that I didn’t want to walk away because I had a bad year. I wanted to have one more good year and stop it on a high note.’

Chris also says, “I want to make clear I am not retiring from theater, or even A Christmas Carol, just Scrooge.

All in all, this is a remarkable play. If you live in the Atlanta, Ga. area, it is well worth the time and effort to go see it. It runs through December 29, 2013.

Credits: Photography above by Greg Mooney

Adapted by David H. Bell

Susan V. Booth Jennings – Hertz Artistic Director

Costume Design – Mariann Verheyen

Sound Design – Clay Benning

Assistant Stage Mgr. – R. Lamar Williams

Music Director – Michael Fauss

Set Design – D. Martyn Bookwalter

Lighting Design – Diane Ferry Williams

Production Stage Mgr. – Liz Campbell

Casting – Jody Feldman

Director – Rosemary Newcott

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