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Friday, December 7, 2018

A CHRISTMAS CAROL The Musical returns for 2018 Holiday Season

Posted by: pia on Friday, December 7, 2018 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

 A wonderful Holiday treat to delight all ages! This new musical adaptation of the Charles Dickens Classic features an original score as well as many of the traditional carols we love to sing! See Scrooge and Tiny Tim and all of the timeless characters we’ve all grown to know & love. And this version includes a surprising new twist! With a large cast, look for colorful production numbers and lots of dancing! An uplifting evening of holiday cheer!

Starring David Edwards as Mr. Scrooge!


Book by John Fanelli  And Original Music and Lyrics by George Puello

David Edwards will star as Ebenezer Scrooge. Emma Barishman, Sarah Colt, Joseph Cullinane, Courtney Lynn Curry, Jackson Fanelli, Rachel Gifford, Alex John Johnson, Alexandra Milbrath, Joey Sanzaro, Brandon Shockey, Edward Simon, Daniel Walstad, will star as the other memorable Dickens characters.

Guest starring is a local group of musically talented performers ages 10 – 17, who are trained in Voice, Dance, and Theater.

Directed by John Fanelli, Musical Direction by Julianne Merrill, Musical Staging by Joseph Cullinane, Lighting Design by Andrew Gmoser, Set Design & Technical Direction by Steve Loftus, Sound Design by Mark Zuckerman, Costume Design by Keith Nielsen, Victor Lukas Is the PSM, Props by Grumpy's Props.

DAVID EDWARDS (Scrooge) returns to the stage at the Westchester Broadway Theatre has appeared in 12 productions including as Albin in LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, Don Quixote in MAN OF LA MANCHA, and as Scrooge in several versions of A CHRISTMAS CAROL.  He also directed THE PRODUCERS and HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS at WBT.  Broadway and National Tour credits include THE ROTHSCHILDS, THE PRODUCERS, and BY JEEVES.   He starred Off-Broadway in ROOM SERVICE, BITTERSUITE, and IONESCOPADE among others, and was the final “El Gallo” in the history-making original run of THE FANTASTICKS.  Regionally he has played everything from Moliere to Stoppard, Porter to Sondheim.  His film and TV appearances include BELLY, THE FANTASTICKS: TRY TO REMEMBER, and MESHUGGAH-NUNS.  David is also an award-winning theatre director and can be heard on many cast albums and a solo CD “David Edwards Giving Voice…” available on iTunes and Amazon.

JOHN J. FANELLI is thrilled to be returning to Westchester Broadway Theatre to direct A Christmas Carol. John holds a degree in Theatre Arts from the University of California, San Diego. Mr. Fanelli has had more than twenty successful years directing, teaching and creating programs for thousands of young people in theatre arts from California to New York. John is the Founder/Artistic Director of Lighthouse Youth Theatre and Standing Ovations Studios in Armonk NY.