Scrooge: The Musical – 10th Anniversary Production

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NTPA’s “Scrooge the Musical” is “brilliant … robust and passionate”
– Dallas Morning News

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Roles for this show are triple-cast and each individual cast is limited in size and rehearsal calls, with no more than 25 actors allowed on stage at any time. All actors, staff, and patrons are required to wear masks and adhere to safe social distance guidelines on-stage and off. Ensemble vocals are pre-recorded, and no group singing will take place during the production. Theatre seating is limited to enable distancing between groups in compliance with the Governor’s guidelines, and streaming is available to those preferring to view these performances online in the safety and comfort of their own homes. We hope you can join us this year for our 10th annual holiday tradition and that “Scrooge” can bring you a little holiday cheer in this Christmas season. Free tickets for online viewing are available to veterans, first responders those afflicted by the pandemic, and families on government assistance.

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“Scrooge – The Musical” 

Books, Lyrics, Music by Leslie Bricusse

10th Anniversary of An NTPA Christmas Celebration Tradition!

This Plano Christmas Tradition features a fast-paced and fun full-length live musical production, Pre-show Christmas Carols, and 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 10th 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.

Performances

Location: Willow Bend Center of the Arts, Rodenbaugh Theatre

Wednesday, December 9 GIFT TO THE COMMUNITY Performance 7:00pm
Thursday, December 10, 7:30pm
Friday, December 11, 7:30pm
Saturday, December 12 2:00 and 7:30pm
Sunday, December 13, 2:00pm and 6:00pm

Wednesday, December 16 GIFT TO THE COMMUNITY Performance 7:00pm
Thursday, December 17, 7:30pm
Friday, December 18, 7:30pm
Saturday, December 19 2:00 and 7:30pm
Sunday, December 20, 2:00pm and 6:00pm

Gift to the Community

NTPA will offer again it’s “Gift to the Community” performance for Veterans and underprivileged and disadvantaged children, families and groups by offering two special “No Admission” shows on December 9 and 16, 2020. Last year over twenty organizations and individuals connected guests and NTPA, resulting in over 500 attendees to this special event. Individuals or organizations interested in participating in this year’s “Back to the Community” Christmas Celebration should reach out to scrooge@ntpa.org.

This year, we know that just like us, our surrounding community is facing challenges like never before, so we want to give back to even more families and spread a little holiday cheer this Christmas season. We are honored to provide free livestream tickets to all first responders, unemployed actors/artists, families who have lost their job due to COVID-19, families severely effected financially/medically by COVID-19, and families on foodstamps or other government assistance programs.

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In-Person and Livestream Tickets Available!

In-Person Viewing

Keep the holiday tradition alive with a ticket to view this performance live onstage. Tickets are available following our Performance Safety Protocols.

Online Livestream

View the performance in the comfort and safety of your own home with our multi-camera HD livestream! Ticket purchasers will receive an electronic link to view the performance in real-time onstage! This is a GREAT option for those unable to join us in the theatre or distant fans, friends or relatives.

Scrooge Cast Features NTPA Senior Staff!

This year’s Scrooge the Musical will feature your favorite NTPA Senior Staff Members! Don’t miss this rare chance to see your favorite directors perform on stage.

Darrell Rodenbaugh Lindsey Lederer Mike Mazur Cibby Bowden Christian Black Hannah & Andrew Makepeace Nick Mann
Scrooge Mary Bob Cratchit Mrs. Cratchit Ghost of Christmas Present Mrs. & Mr. Fezziwig Nephew
All Dec. 9
Dec. 12
Dec. 13
Dec. 12
Dec. 19 (mat)
Dec. 20 (mat)
Dec. 12
Dec. 13 (eve)
Dec. 19 (mat)
Dec. 20 (mat)
Dec. 18
Dec. 19
Dec. 20
Dec. 11
Dec. 16
Dec. 19
Dec. 16
Dec. 17
Dec. 18
Dec. 19
Dec. 20
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About Charles Dickens 

Scrooge – The Musical is based on the Charles Dickens timeless story of A Christmas Carol. Born in 1812 in London, Charles Dicken’s often drew upon his own life for the grist 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.