A Christmas Carol – Syracuse Stage
- By Charles Dickens
- Adapted by Richard Hellesen
- Music by David de Berry
A Christmas Carol
If you need an elixir for seasonal melancholy or a boost of holiday cheer, Syracuse Stage offers a spiced punch of a show with an exuberant and spectacular retelling of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. This all-new production invigorates the classic tale with original music, lavish costumes, jaunty dancing and dazzling acrobatics while maintaining the story’s Victorian charm.
If you need an elixir for seasonal melancholy or a boost of holiday cheer, Syracuse Stage offers a spiced punch of a show with an exuberant and spectacular retelling of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. This all-new production invigorates the classic tale with original music, lavish costumes, jaunty dancing and dazzling acrobatics while maintaining the story’s Victorian charm. ... A Christmas Carol is bursting with warmth, fun and convivial delight. It is holiday entertainment for the whole family.
Stage has taken an adaptation by Richard Hellesen and David de Berry, and created a whole new “Carol” under the direction of Melissa Rain Anderson that retains all the good stuff that Dickens provided all those years ago, yet reimagined it ... Who says “A Christmas Carol” has to be done the same old way as long as the “good stuff” is still there? And it is. In abundance. ...the three centerpieces of this well-worn tale, whether on the page, the stage, or on film, are the three ghost sequences, which are masterfully executed to great audio and visual effect, utilizing a variety of theatrical tricks from floating fog, to yawning graves, to loud blasts of sound.
Opinion: Syracuse Stage’s ‘A Christmas Carol’ fit for the NYC stage
It was one of the best plays, if not the best, I’ve seen in my 30 years of attending Syracuse Stage. Those local people who put this together, and the fantastic 37 cast members from Ebenezer Scrooge to Tiny Tim, caused me to wonder if we’d been transported to Broadway. While the actors did their parts superbly, all the people behind the scenes created an environment that absolutely fit the theme of the story. It was a total standing ovation when the final curtain came. A very good start to our Christmas season.
- Circus Choreography by 2 Ring Circus
- Set Design by Kimberly Powers
- Costume Design by David Mickelsen
- Lighting Design by Lonnie Rafael Alcaraz
- Orchestrations by Gregg Coffin
Cast: Annabelle Abramov, Mayde Anastasio, Nathan Ayotte, Emily Castillo-Langley, Jaemon Anthony Crosby, Joshua Dean, Gwendalyn Rose Díaz, Ally Ebert, Jaala Ellis, Kaala Ellis, Max Elmer, Connor English, Ben Franklin, Mackenzie Furlett, Ahitana Garcia, Sam Gregory, Lydia Hall, Jojo Harper-McNeal , Kevin Ilardi, Sydney Kamel, Milo Ladd, Morgan Lewis, Thomas Locke, David Lowenstein, Madison Manning, Ayana Momoki, Morgan Perry, Erick Pinnick, Hayden Poe, Oliver Potorac, Jim Poulos, James Ragen, Austin Rose, Malachy Ruddy, Erin Ryan Byrnes, Anthony Schmidt, Ethan Shavelson, Chloe Mendoza Smith, Katy Tang, Tatum Taylor, John Tufts, Rileigh Very, Malaika Wanjiku, EJ Zimmerman