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This dazzling tale mixes comedy, romance, and Broadway magic for an evening filled with ladies, glamour, and the Gershwins’ glorious songs. With a cast of outrageous characters gathered in New York City to celebrate the wedding of rich playboy Jimmy Winter, whose life is turned upside down by bootleggers, rumrunners, and gold diggers, the champagne is flowing and the gin is fizzing. Nice Work if You Can Get It is a funny new screwball comedy that mocks the Prohibition period through a collision of glamorous socialites and obnoxious bootleggers, all set to the glorious songs of George and Ira Gershwin.
A holiday classic from the makers of Beauty and the Beast and The Little Mermaid. Ebenezer Scrooge is a rich scrooge who finds his personal riches to be much more precious than other people’s happiness and comfort. Scrooge sums up his feelings about Christmas tidings and charitable giving with an enraged “Bah! Humbug!” But three ghosts guide him through his Past, Present, and Future on Christmas Eve, forcing him to confront his greedy ways. Scrooge acknowledges his shortcomings thanks to their encouragement and welcomes Christmas morning with a joyful “Happy Christmas,” before spending the day reconnecting with and expressing love with those who matter the most to him.
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Portland, Maine (Maine): The Maine Historical Society will present A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, as written by the author’s great-great grandson, Gerald Charles Dickens, for the second year in a row. On Monday, November 26 at 7:00 p.m., launch your holiday season by reliving this literary classic in a new, masterful performance in Portland’s historic First Parish Church.
Gerald Dickens, an actor and producer from Oxford, England, is touring his show, which is based on Charles Dickens’ 1867 tour of the United States, during which he presented his literary works to enthralled audiences. According to historians, Charles Dickens’ favorite piece to perform was A Christmas Carol.
Gerald Dickens conjures A Christmas Carol with minimal props in his lively one-man show. All 26 characters from the classic tale are brought to life with such dexterity that the audience has no doubt who is who as he hops, sobs, and laughs, creating different postures and voices for each individual.
Peter S. Adams (The Ghost of Christmas Present, Gentleman 1) is delighted to be back as The Ghost of Christmas Present for his third year. In the 1990 production of A Christmas Carol, Peter won his Equity Card as Dick Wilkins/Christmas Future. Peter just finished work on Muscle Bears – The Musical, a new musical. In the National Tour of Ragtime, he visited Canada and the United States (Father, dir. Stafford Arima). For his roles in Sweeney Todd (Sweeney Todd), Miss Saigon (The Engineer), and Evita, he has earned IRNE Award nominations (Juan Peron). Max (Sunset Boulevard); Brian (Static, NYC staged reading with Celia Keenan Bolger); The Plant (Little Shop of Horrors) at New Repertory Theatre; Hector (The History Boys); Captain Hook (Peter Pan) and Old Deuteronomy (Cats) at Theatre By The Sea; Sam (Trouble In Tahiti, Leonard Bernstein Opera); Harold Nichols (The Full Monty); Victor (Moonlight and Magnolia) at Theatre Peter recently wrapped production on Super Troopers 2, a feature film that will be released later this year.
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After a string of disappointments, businessman Ebenezer Scrooge decided to forego all of life’s “humbug” and go it alone. It takes some newly reimagined theater magic to get the famed miser out of his solo bubble in a new adaptation of “A Christmas Carol,” created by Portland Stage.
Joel Leffert’s original reworking of “A Christmas Carol,” in which he plays both the lead and all the other roles, is a fascinating feat of acting compressed into about 80 minutes, according to online reviews. Some detail-oriented audiences can be confused by the theatrics of swift character and scene changes. However, like Scrooge’s stove when he eventually allows some extra coal to be added, the message of this holiday classic is ably expressed and offers a cozy warmth in the end.
All the thrills, chills, and moral messaging that have marked the success of this tale of salvation in a dim 19th-century London are lightened by laughs, both direct from Dickens’ writing and from Leffert’s interpretation. The actor is familiar with the part, having played it in a number of ensemble productions on the same stage in recent years. His depiction of the eventually enlightened Scrooge’s giddy celebration is especially hilarious. He brings a knowing imaginative spirit to each stage of the plot, whether it’s silly or scary.