Whidbey Island Center for the Arts presents SCROOGE! THE MUSICAL tonight, November 30 through December 15, 2012.
Charles Dickens’ A CHRISTMAS CAROL is one of those timeless stories that has been told and retold in many different ways. SCROOGE! THE MUSICAL is a 1992 stage musical with book, music, and lyrics by Leslie Bricusse. Its score and book are closely adapted from the music and screenplay of the 1970 musical film SCROOGE starring Albert Finney. Bricusse was nominated for the Academy Award for the song score he wrote for the film, and most of those songs were carried over to the musical.
Everyone’s favorite holiday “Grinch” tells us the story about dramatic life changes as a result of witnessing scenes from the past, present, and future; a story so well known by so many—made fresh and captivating all over again. Most know the story of miserly Ebenezer and his ghostly evening of self-reflection, but this adaptation is full surprises. SCROOGE! THE MUSICAL has enjoyed a hugely successful tour of England, is still in performance at the London Palladium, and has been produced around the world. Included are six new songs not performed in the film.
WICA’s production of SCROOGE! THE MUSICAL is directed by Tristan A.B. Steel, musical direction by Sheila Weidendorf and features Rich Doyle as Scrooge, also featuring Tony Caldwell, Jim Carroll, Tom Churchill, Clara Larson-Clifford, Ben Germano, Cameron Gray, Liam Henny, Rose Hughes, Jill Johnson, Gwen Jones, Kent Junge, Antonia Knox, Melanie Lowey, Susan “Sage” Maloch, Paul Matthews, Michelle McGowan, Kaylie McRea, Nicholas Muller, Margaret Rose Nattress, Molly Nattress, Carson-Keeley Orr, Margeaux Scholz, Rob Scott, Aleah Stacey, Ken Stephens, Sarah Swanberg, Andy Walker, Juliana Larson-Wickman, Sophia Wickman, and Dwight Zehm.
Tickets range from $15 - $24 and are available by contacting the WICA Ticket Office (360) 221-8268 or (800) 638-7631. Show times are Friday - Saturday at 7:30pm and Sunday at 2:00pm. The Whidbey Island Center for the Arts is located at 565 Camano Avenue, Langley, Washington 98260. Additional information at www.WICAonline.com.