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A CHRISTMAS CAROL at A Noise Within

 

Photo by Craig Schwartz

Photo by Craig Schwartz

David C. Nichols – LA Times

Christmas Carol” is upon us, and its winning A Noise Within production is a keeper.

Amid worthy area stagings of Charles Dickens’ immortal classic about miserly Ebenezer Scrooge’s Christmas Eve journey to redemption, this deftly performed, meta-theatrical edition stands out for fidelity to text, witty stagecraft and heartfelt embrace of message. Read more…

A CHRISTMAS CAROL at the Sierra Madre Playhouse

Deborah Klugman – LA Weekly

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Photo by Christina Harris

What made Ebenezer Scrooge such a miserable old coot? Adapter-director Christina Harris elaborates on this aspect of Dickens’ cautionary tale in Sierra Madre Playhouse’s amiable musical production of A Christmas Carol, embellished with songs and upbeat ensemble dancing. Scott Harris portrays the tight-fisted miser as less an icy capitalist than a bad-tempered old man with chronic indigestion (my take).
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Now running through December 22.