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A Christmas Carol (musical) (Kornhauser and Barnett)

"Zooms clear off the joy meter."

Intelligencer Journal

  • Full Length Musical
  • Christmas/Holiday, Drama
  • 135 minutes

  • Time Period: 19th Century
  • Target Audience: Appropriate for all audiences
  • Set Requirements: Unit Set/Multiple Settings

  • Performance Group:
  • Community Theatre, Church / Religious Groups, College Theatre / Student, High School/Secondary
There is no need to recount the story of Ebenezer Scrooge and his redemptive discovery of the true Christmas spirit. It is as familiar to us as Santa Claus himself.

Written in 1843, and an immediate success, A Christmas Carol has in the years since become what one editor described as "the spirit of Christmas forever!" This musical adaptation honors Dickens' purpose of creating "a whimsical masque... to awaken some loving and forbearing thoughts, never out of season."

It is intended as a means of chasing away the "humbugs" and saying, as only theatre can, "God bless us, everyone!" 


"A dazzling adaptation... Scrooge's redemption is so powerful I am still, several weeks after seeing it, moved by the memory of it... A fresh, vibrant, funny and moving evening of theatre (filled with) the true meaning of the holiday season and what it means to live with love and joy in your heart."

New Era

"I've always wanted to write a review that simply said "Wow!" All I needed was a flawless, well-written production full of humor and poignancy. After seeing the opening performance at the Fulton Opera House, I knew the time had come."

Sunday News

"Zooms clear off the joy meter."

Intelligencer Journal

  • Casting: 8M, 9F, 14M or F
  • Casting Attributes: Reduced casting (Doubling Possible), Roles for Children