2017-2018 SPECIAL HOLIDAY FARE

TINY TIM’S CHRISTMAS CAROL

by Ken and Jack Ludwig – directed by Wesley Longacre

12/21/17 – 12/30/17

Tiny Tim hatches a plan to get his father home for Christmas day. With the help of some kindly sellers at the market and his friend Charlotte, Tiny Tim stages a spectacle filled with ghosts and Christmas cheer to convince Scrooge to give his father the day off. It all seems to be going according to plan until a little bit of real Christmas magic catches everyone by surprise . . . .

Review: “This exciting new adaptation by Ken and Jack Ludwig engages children of all ages into the fantastical Christmas tale written by Charles Dickens so many years ago.” – Theatre Bloom

director, Wesley Longacre

What drew you to want to direct Tiny Tim?


This is a really wonderful version of a story we’ve heard many times before. A Christmas Carol is a classic holiday story, for good reason, and here we have a Tony Award winning playwright providing a new, family-friendly, and incredibly entertaining spin on it. The core message of what A Christmas Carol is all about is something we need to hear over and over again–to treat each other with kindness, to care for those around us, and to look for the good in others.


What have been some of the highlights of rehearsing?


This is a true ensemble piece and the cast has been truly wonderful to work with. We’ve been having a fantastic time; it’s a beautiful story and they’re all doing incredible work.


What are some of your favorite lines from the script?

 -Tim: “…we have got what you might call spirit, and faith, and confidence that something good’s gonna happen before you know it–and that’s an awfully good way to live your life and I recommend it very highly.”
 -Scrooge: “O Spirit, tell me! Is it too late for me? Assure me that I yet may change these shadows by an altered life. I would live so differently with another chance. I would be kind and good and live a life for others. I would not turn my back on my fellow man, and I would do what I could for those in need. Tell me, Spirit: Can I be saved so that I may save others?”

What do you hope audiences take away from the show?


Our hope is that audiences will feel hopeful about what is to come. No one is beyond hope; we all have the potential for great change and for the good in each of us to come through, no matter who we are or where we might come from.

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