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The New Life Fine Arts Musical Theater presentation “Ebenezer Scrooge: a Christmas Carol” is BACK!!

December 10 @ 7:30 pm - December 19 @ 6:00 pm

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Three years after its last delightful appearance in Groton, MA and thirty-four years since its thrilling
American premiere in Concord MA, “Ebenezer Scrooge: A Christmas Carol,” New Life Fine Arts’
moving musical adaptation of the 1843 Charles Dickens story, comes again to Groton for eight
appealing performances, December 10th to 19th.

The musical theater company’s powerfully
orchestrated musical retelling of the radical, Christmas-Eve transformation of ageing Ebenezer
Scrooge—the “Bah-humbug”-ing miser who hates Christmas—has become a New England tradition,
gripping audiences since 1987. The show features a gifted cast of 65 actors, dancers and singers
complete with an orchestra, colorful sets, costumes and special effects that will lift audiences back
to a long-ago, wintry Victorian London for Scrooge’s unforgettable encounter with the Christmas
Spirit. The retelling of Scrooge’s unhappy past and present preoccupations, with predictions of his
woeful future, is interwoven with original songs by Concord composer and playwright David MacAdam
as well as with well-known Christmas carols, including “O Little Town of Bethlehem,” written by
Boston’s own Phillips Brooks. The cast, with marvelous songs, leads theatergoers to the moment of
the startling change that overtakes Scrooge—and by the show’s climax even the audience might be
tempted to join in singing, “We hear the Christmas Angels / the great glad tidings tell, / O come with
us, / Abide with us, / Our Lord Emmanuel!”

MacAdam wrote Scrooge in 1984 while he was living in
England, where it also was first staged. Come to Groton this holiday season and discover the true joy
of Christmas at New Life Fine Arts’ production of Scrooge—a show that musically reminds audiences,
as Dickens would put it, “Christmas can be every day of the year.”

 

Details

Start:
December 10 @ 7:30 pm
End:
December 19 @ 6:00 pm
Cost:
Varies
Website:
www.NewLifeFineArts.org

Organizer

Glenn Gray
Phone:
978-371-2727
Email:
10grays@gmail.com
Website:
https://newlifefinearts.org

Venue

Groton Dunstable Performing Arts Center
344 Main Street
Groton, MA 01450 United States
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Phone:
800-838-3006