Dec. 14, 2011 - Issue #843: New Year’s Eve Style
A Christmas Carol
That story, of one well-named Scrooge transforming from festive grinch to holiday cheerleader is pretty flawless in its execution. McMillan's Scrooge, in his second year in the role, is a careful curmudgeon; he can shift from crotchety Mr Burns-like man to a more invested, stone-faced figure being confronted with the ugly and beautiful details of his life, in a moment's turn. Backed by a passionate supporting cast and a well-constructed set and well-imagined scoring—and all kept moving by Bob Baker's direction—Scrooge's arc, and the sights and spectacle of it all still pull gasps from the people who know it well. It's far from broken, and proves that after 12 years, there's no hurry to alter any iota of this Carol.
Until Fri, Dec 23 (7:30 pm)
Directed by Bob Baker
Citadel Theatre, $20 – $103.95 vueweekly.com comments: powered by Disqus
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