presented by Transamerica
Free Ticket Cards & Free Passes are NOT eligible for use in this production except those that specifically list this show.
At Courtyard Theater
Thursday, December 12, 7:00 p.m.
Friday, December 13, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 14, 1:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 14, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 15, 2:30 p.m.
At North Texas Performing Arts — Plano (The Shops at Willow Bend)
Thursday, December 19, 7:00 p.m.
Friday, December 20, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 21, 1:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 21, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 22, 2:30 p.m.
An NTPA Christmas Celebration Tradition in its 9th BIG YEAR!
This Plano Christmas Tradition features a fast-paced and fun full-length live musical production, visits from Santa Claus, Pre-show Christmas Carols, special Christmas Treats, and MUCH, MUCH, MORE!
North Texas Performing Arts Repertory Theatre proudly announces its Christmas Tradition “Scrooge, The Musical,” a show by award-winning songwriter, Leslie Bricusse, creator of the musical versions of “Jekyll & Hyde” and “Willie Wonka”. Receiving four Academy Award nominations and five Golden Globe nominations in its movie version, “Scrooge” closely follows the plot of Charles Dickens’ acclaimed book, A Christmas Carol.
This wonderful Plano Christmas Tradition now in its 9th BIG YEAR has been critically acclaimed and plays to sell-out crowds. The Dallas Morning News called the production “brilliant … robust and passionate” and it regularly tops Plano Profile’s “Must See” event for the Christmas Season.
About “Scrooge – The Musical & Charles Dickens:
“Scrooge – The Musical” was written by award-winning songwriter, Leslie Bricusse, creator of the musical versions of “Jekyll & Hyde” and “Willie Wonka”. The movie version received four Academy Award nominations and five Golden Globe nominations.
The show closely follows the plot of Charles Dickens’ acclaimed book, A Christmas Carol. Born in 1812 in London, Charles Dicken’s often drew upon his own life for the basis of his novels.
In 1822, Dicken’s father was imprisoned because of his debt. Dicken’s mother pulled Dickens from school and sent him to work at the age of ten in a Blacking Factory which made shoe polish.
Eventually, Dickens returned to school and began his career working for a firm of solicitors. Dickens was known to be skilled mimic and gregarious personality. He started writing as a freelance reporter for law cases and then published his first short story in 1833, His national reputation grew when he published his Pickwick Papers. Next came Oliver Twist, Nicolas Nickleby. A Christmas Carol, the story that inspired Scrooge – The Musical, was written in 1843.
Ebeneezer Scrooge has spent all his life accruing gold and allowing all his loved ones to slip through his hands. On Christmas Eve 1843, Scrooge is given the gift of one more chance to redeem himself for mankind and for his soul. The musical adaptation of A Christmas Carol reminds us to love one another and to hold each other close!