A Brand New Holiday Musical
Hope you had a joyful Thanksgiving, despite all our new restrictions.
In keeping with the need to stay safe, while yearning for entertainment for the whole family, I want to tell you about a wonderful thing to do to kick off the holiday season. Watch Estella Scrooge: A Christmas Carol with a Twist, a brand-new musical, custom made for this time of year:
This is an updated version of the holiday classic, with a unique new plot line.
The book is by John Caird, with music and lyrics by Paul Gordon, and it is directed by John Caird.
Pivoting from a stage musical to a filmed presentation, the producers employed innovative technology to keep all actors and creatives safe from Covid.
This important note is posted on the show’s website:
When theater shuttered on March 12, 2020, no one could have predicted that stage doors would be locked and onstage works would cease, for a term of time that no one could have anticipated.
This past summer, we came together to see if we could re-imagine the process of realizing a musical theater production.
Knowing the challenges and restrictions that came with the arrival of Covid19, we assembled a team of award-winning creatives to bring Estella Scrooge: A Christmas Carol With A Twist to life, by digitally capturing the production in a unique and unprecedented way, one actor at a time.
We hope that the finished project brings vitality into a distressed industry and will inspire the exploration of new ways to bring the life-changing power of theater to all.
Estella Scrooge stars Betsy Wolfe, Clifton Duncan, Lauren Patten, Patrick Page, Carolee Carmello and Danny Burstein.
To view the exciting trailer:
Tickets to see the show are now on sale. Go to: https://www.estellascrooge.com/
You can hear my interview with acclaimed director and writer John Caird on this Sunday’s Bagels and Broadway radio show beginning at 2 PM ET.
Available on podcast following the broadcast.