November 2, 2023 - Santa Rosa, CA, The Santa Rosa Junior College Theatre Arts Department presents the musical A Christmas Carol, based on Charles Dickens' 1843 novella of the same name. Music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, and book by Mike Ockrent and Lynn Ahrens. It played annually at New York City's Theater at Madison Square Garden from December 1994 to December 2003 and continues to be a holiday theatre favorite, both on Broadway and off.
This brand-new musical retelling of Charles Dickens’s holiday classic follows the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge as he is visited by the ghost of his late business partner Marley, and three spirits on Christmas Eve. In the course of one night, they take him on a tour of his past, present, and future in order to change the man he is into the man he must become. Will Scrooge catch the holiday spirit and save himself in the process? Find out by attending this special holiday show with a story so warm it will melt the cold heart of even the grumpiest Scrooge!
The lushly orchestrated Broadway-style score by Steve Parsons and witty lyrics by John Popa breathe new life into the beloved tale. This brand-new adaptation is even more epic, magical, and joyous than the story of Christmas redemption you thought you knew.
“… completely captures Dickens vision …” – The New York Times
“… A generous holiday gift” – nytheatre.com
Directed by James Newman
Music Direction by Nate Riebli
Choreography by Tamara Grose
Vocal Direction by Mark Kratz and Nate Riebli
Evening: Nov 17, 18, 24, 25, 29, 30 / Dec 1, 2 – 7:30pm
Matinee: Nov 19, 25, 26 / Dec 2, 3 – 2:00pm
Burbank Auditorium Main Stage Theatre
Santa Rosa Junior College
1501 Mendocino Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA
Photo credit: Photo by Thomas Chown.