A Connecticut Christmas Carol Puts a New Spin on a Holiday Favorite
Performances begin tonight at Goodspeed Musical's Terris Theatre.
Featuring a book by L.J. Fecho, with music and lyrics by Michael O'Flaherty, the show is described as follows: "Some of the most beloved storytellers in Connecticut history come alive for a yuletide gathering you won't forget. Famed actor and local legend William Gillette leaves his castle on the Connecticut River to adapt Dickens' holiday classic in the 1920s. Local heroes Mark Twain, Harriet Beecher Stowe and P.T. Barnum make spirited appearances opposite Gillette's Scrooge in a highly theatrical twist on a family favorite. Custom-made for Goodspeed with all-original music, here's a tuneful, heartfelt confection spiced with enough Nutmeg State flavor to sweeten your season."
Hunter Foster directs the cast led by Lenny Wolpe as Scrooge/William Gillette. Also featured are Matt Gibson as Bob Cratchit and Michael Thomas Holmes as The Ghosts. The ensemble includes Samantha Bruce, Mark DiConzo, Patrick Graver, Lee Harrington, Celeste Rose, Jeff Sears, and Daisy Wright.
Orchestrations are by Dan DeLange, with music by Dan Pardo and choregraphy by Lisa Shriver. The creative team also includes Adam Koch (scenic design), Nicole V. Moody (costume design), Jen Schriever (lighting design), Jay Hilton (sound design), Mark Adam Rampmeyer (wig and hair design).
Performances continue through December 24.