A Christmas Carol
Composer: Gregory Sandow
Librettist: Gregory Sandow
Other Artistic Personnel: Donald Westwood (General Manager)
Richard Getke (Director)
Harry Lines (Set Designer)
Debra Stein (Costume Designer)
Joel Brehm (Lighting Designer)
Original Cast: Evan Bortnick
Douglas Dunnell
Glenn Martin
Joyce Gerber
Sara Rice
Stephen Mosel
Carl Tramon
James Henson
Premiere Date: December 21, 1977
Producing Company: Eastern Opera Theatre
Description: A poignant and tuneful adaptation of the classic Dickens tale, for audiences of all ages.
courtesy of Theodore Presser Company
Character List (Major): To be performed by an ensemble of 11 people:
Actor(Scrooge)
Soprano(Scrooge's fiancée, Martha Cratchit, Nephew's wife's sister, 3rd Woman)
Mezzo I(Ghost of Christmas Past, Nephew's wife, 1st Woman)
Mezzo II(Mrs. Fezziwig, Mrs. Cratchit, 2nd Woman)
Tenor I(Scrooge's newphew, 2nd Apprentice, 3rd Businessman)
Tenor II(Bob Cratchit, 3rd Apprentice, Guest, 2nd Businessman)
Baritone(1st Gentleman, 1st Apprentice, Ghost of Christmas Present, 1st Businessman)
Bass(2nd Gentleman, Marley's Ghost, Fezziwig, Fiancée's husband, Topper, Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come)
Boy I(Caroler, Former schoolmate, Tiny Tim)
Boy II(Caroler, Former schoolmate, Fiancée's child, Peter Cratchit, Ignorance, A boy)
Girl(Caroler, Former schoolmate, Fiancée's child, Belinda Cratchit, Want)
Reviews: An Old Favorite With a New Melody - The New York Times 1/1/1978
New Haven Register, John Morgan, 12-23-1977; Milford Citizen, Sandra Isaacs, 12-23-1977
Length: 01:15
Total Acts: Not Available
Chorus: Extra children may be added as carolers, and to the children's part in the finale. A chorus of adults may be added to the finale; to the scene at Scrooge's nephew's house; and to the Fezziwig scene; a version for SATB is available
Orchestration: fl, ob, cl, bsn - hrn - 1 or 2 perc(chimes & timp) - 2 vln, vla, 2 vc, db
Contact: Theodore Presser Company
Address: 588 North Gulph Road
King of Prussia, PA 19406
E-mail Address: promotion@presser.com
Phone: 610-592-1222
Publisher Web Site: http://www.presser.com
Schedule of Performances Listings
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Friday, November 8, 2002 - Virginia Opera
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