The Growing Stage, The Children’s Theatre of New Jersey, located in the Historic Palace Theatre on Route 183 in Netcong, New Jersey will celebrate CAROL the Musical from November 18th through December 18th with performances Friday evenings at 7:30 PM, Saturday and Sunday matinees at 4 PM. A CHRISTMAS CAROL the Musical is based on the story by Charles Dickens with music by Alan Menken (Disney’s The Little Mermaid), lyrics by Lynn Ahrens (Seussical) and book by Mike Ockrent and Lynn Ahrens. A CHRISTMAS CAROL the Musical is under the direction of Stephen L. Fredericks, The Growing Stage’s Executive Director with choreography by Jillian Petrie and musical direction by Stephen Fox.
A CHRISTMAS CAROL the Musical tells the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, a prosperous curmudgeon who believes personal wealth is far more valuable than the happiness and comfort of others. With an infuriated “Bah! Humbug!” Scrooge summates his feelings of Christmas tidings and charitable giving, but he’s forced to face his selfish ways when three ghosts on Christmas Eve lead him through his Past, Present and Future. Thanks to their guidance, Scrooge recognizes his faults and greets Christmas morning with a cheerful “Happy Christmas” before spending the day reconnecting and sharing love with those that mean the most to him. A CHRISTMAS CAROL the Musical is a spectacular adaptation of Charles Dickens’s most well-known story.
A CHRISTMAS CAROL the Musical features the talents of five professional equity performers in the cast. Returning in their roles are John Patrick Cleary of High Bridge, as Scrooge; Danny Campos of Kearny (photo) and Lori B. Lawrence of Hackettstown, as Mr. and Mrs. Fezziwig respectfully; Nikole Rizzo of Netcong, as Mrs. Cratchit; and Cara Ganski of Avenel, as the Ghost of Christmas Past. Rounding out the cast are 28 young performers and community artists of all ages who are sharing their talents to make this a very special holiday treat for the entire family.
The Growing Stage continues FUN-tastic Fridays with all tickets $15! Saturday and Sunday tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors and $15 for children. To purchase tickets, visit our website at www.growingstage.com or contact the Box Office at (973) 347-4946. Group rates and Birthday Party packages are available.
A CHRISTMAS CAROL the Musical is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI, 421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019, Phone: 212-541-4684, Fax : 212-397-4684, www.MTIShows.com.