A Musical Christmas Carol Tickets
A Christmas Carol the Musical is adapted from the famous novel written by Charles Dickens in 1843. Book for the musical and lyrics were penned by Lynn Ahrens and Mike Ockrent. The music was produced by Alan Menken. For the first time, the musical premiered at Madison Square Garden’s Paramount Theatre in December of 1994. The production ran for almost a decade, closing down in December of 2003. If you wish to catch its upcoming production, book your A Musical Christmas Carol tickets in advance.
Original production of A Christmas Carol the Musical was directed by Mike Ockrent and choreographed by Susan Stroman. The set was designed by Tony Walton, with William Ivey Long being the costume designer. The lighting of the set was by Jules Fisher, sounds by Tony Meoloa and directional music by Paul Gemignani. The production featured some of the most talented actors who played the role of Scrooge from time to time. Some of these actors include Tony Randall, Tim Curry, Jim Dale, Frank Langella and Hal Linden.
The musical was adapted for TV by NBC under the production of Hallmark Entertainment in 2004. The television production was directed by Arthur Allan Seidelman. Kelsey Grammer played the role of Scrooge. A Christmas Carol the Musical has become a tradition of the holiday season. It is the best show to attend with your loved ones, especially children during Christmas time. Children and adults wait for its special staging across the world. Any company that wants to run a theatrical production of Christmas Carol has to get registered with Music Theatre International and take the rights before doing so.
A number of songs from the musical have become famous internationally. The story of A Christmas Carol is enchanting, magical and terrifying with a moral. It tells about a miser who is in his old age. One night as he returns home after counting his money, he is visited by three ghosts. One is a ghost from his past; one is from his present and the third, from his future. Opening scenes include the track "Jolly Good Times." One of the most popular tracks from the show, "Link By Link" follows it with a number of performers dancing along with bright stunning lighting effects.
Then comes the ghost of "Past" with the track "The Lights of Long Ago." The track introduces the audience with Scrooge’s viewpoint of the world around him. Dozens of heavily made up spirits dance along with the ghost. The ghost of "Present" sings two songs, "Christmas Together" and "Abundance and Charity." In these tracks the ghost teaches Scrooge the lesson that Christmas is a time to get together, share happiness and cherish loving moments. It is also a time to give out charity and feel blessed.
The ghost of the future, which happens to be the scariest of all, comes with the tracks "Dancing on Your Grave" and "Yesterday, Tomorrow and Today." The track ends with Scrooge waking up on the Christmas morning and realizing his past mistakes. The story unfolds beautifully as Scrooge is given the lesson of his life and is changed into a whole new person. The day rises with the track "What a Day, What a Sky." The musical ends with the whole cast gathered, performing on "Christmas Together."
The spirit of Christmas is truly captured by Dickens in his masterpiece. As difficult as it may sound, but the musical has done a great job in bringing that spirit to the stage. If you wish to get into the holiday spirit, then you should attend the show with your family. In order to do that, book A Musical Christmas Carol tickets before there are none left!