A Broadway Christmas Carol
created by Kathy Feininger
“A little song, a little dance, a little eggnog down your pants…”
If Charles Dickens had huddled with Rodgers and Hammerstein, Andrew Lloyd Webber, and Matt Stone and Trey Parker to write a holiday show, they just might have come up with A Broadway Christmas Carol. But their efforts couldn’t have been any funnier than the hit musical created by Kathy Feininger.
In this production, The Ghost of Christmas Present is costumed as, well, a giant Christmas present, Tiny Tim appears in a show-stopping turn donning what we call an “Annie fright wig,” and Scrooge’s third phantom is, of course, a send up of the Broadway stage’s most famous Phantom.
In A BROADWAY CHRISTMAS CAROL, the witty song parodies, the split-second costume changes — Dickens wrote a lot of characters and we have three actors and a piano player, mind you — and the old miser singing his way through his ghost-filled night provide the breath-taking fun at a breakneck pace, but the story is all Dickens.
Like all great parody and satire, A BROADWAY CHRISTMAS CAROL is part spoof and part love note to that which it skewers. At the end of the performance, we leave the theatre uplifted by Dickens and laughing all the way home. The combination of love and laughter in A BROADWAY CHRISTMAS CAROL continues to prove that a dose of “a little song, a little dance, a little egg nog down your pants” is the perfect way to begin the holiday season.
Nathan Stith, Director
THIS SHOW IS NOW CLOSED