Patrick Barlow, the author of the Tony winning adaptation of The 39 Steps, brings us Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, a play with music. See Dickens’ cherished story on stage in glistening production that includes Scrooge, Tiny Tim, Mrs. Fezziwig, and Bob Cratchit. A Christmas Carol will make your holiday special.
A Christmas Carol Quiz
With Broadway and Off-Broadway gearing up for the holidays, here’s a quiz on an all-time favorite, A Christmas Carol.
Who was Scrooge’s business partner? (a) Fezziwig (b) Bob Cratchit (c) Fred (d) Marley
The story starts on Christmas Eve. It is also the anniversary of the death of Scrooge’s business partner. How long has he been dead? (a) one year (b) six years (c) seven years (d) 10 years
Who is the girl a young Scrooge loved but lost? (a) Belle (b) Fan (c) Mary (d) Anne
What business is Ebenezer Scrooge in? (a) banking (b) money lending (c) soliciting (d) His business is undefined
What time does the Ghost of Christmas present visit Scrooge? (a) midnight (b) 1 AM (c) 2 AM (d) 3 AM
& The Great Comet of 1812
An Electropop Opera by Dave Malloy
In the musical Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812, the passions of Tolstoy’s brash young lovers from War and Peace become full-blown as the vodka flows liberally and romance blooms with vivacity. It’s an evening of electropop opera by Dave Malloy.
The Answers to Last Week’s
Halloween Themed Quiz
Which one of Shakespeare’s plays is said to be cursed by witches? That is (b) Macbeth. Shakespeare is said to have used real witches incantations in the tragedy and thus it was cursed by those practicing witch craft. The name of the popular 19th century ghost effect used on the stage is (d) Pepper’s ghost. It’s named after John Henry Pepper who made the effect popular. The famous theatrical impresario’s ghost that haunts a Broadway theatre is (c) David Belasco. He is said to still occupy the Belasco Theatre where he worked and lived. At the end of Les Miserables it is (b) Fantine’s ghost that specifically comes back to help Jean Valjean to the other side. Finally, the name of the large, man-eating plant in the musical Little Shop of Horrors is (c) Audrey II. The plant is affectionally named after the character Audrey, and it’s named by Seymour who is in love with the original Audrey.