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Ross Petty’s “A Christmas Carol” onstage Nov 24 to Dec 31, 2017 (Toronto)
Ross Petty Productions presents the world premiere of A CHRISTMAS CAROL, THE FAMILY MUSICAL WITH A SCROOGE LOOSE! Holiday hilarity will ensue as this timeless tale is fractured to Ross Petty specifications.
A CHRISTMAS CAROL marks the first time Ross Petty Productions, a twenty two-year Toronto tradition, has tackled a classic of the holiday season. With visions of Pantos dancing in his head, Charles Dickens will be rolling in his grave . . . with laughter. Christmas Eve, 1850s London (Ontario) and Scrooge has discarded his humbug credo for some new big plans to own the holiday season. “I MUST HAVE THE HOLIDAYS! I MUST HAVE THEM!! I MUST!!!”Cratchit, Marley and all the Ghosts of Christmas are joined by newly minted lovebirds Jane and Jack, a girl group, and a gang of Ghostdusters to teach Scrooge the real meaning of Christmas. With hit songs, high-energy dancing, silly jokes, up-to-the-minute topical references, and hilarious ad-libs, Mr. Scrooge may indeed be won over to the bright side.
Cyrus Lane will make his Petty Panto debut as everyone’s favourite Christmas curmudgeon, Ebenezer Scrooge. Cyrus, a member of the repertory company at Stratford Festival, most recently appeared in The Changeling, Timon of Athens andThe Madwoman of Chaillot; as well as Twelve Angry Men (Soulpepper), and has a recurring role on the hit television series Murdoch Mysteries.
Returning after a one year absence is audience favourite and farceur extraordinaire Dan Chameroy (Miss Trunchbull, Matilda) as the wacky and wonderful Plumbum. Last year’s Sleeping Beauty AJ Bridel (Anne, Anne of Green Gables/ Charlottetown Festival 2017) returns to create the role of Jane, Scrooge’s executive assistant. Panto perennial nice-guy, Eddie Glen is back for his 15th Ross Petty Production to play Bob Cratchit, the long-suffering sidekick to an evil master that will scrooge over everyone! Panto returnees include Kyle Golemba (Jesus Christ Superstar, The Grapes of Wrath/ Stratford Festival) as Jack, and David Lopez (Passing Strange/ Acting Up Stage & Obsidian Theatre, Kinky Boots/ Mirvish) as Marley.
A CHRISTMAS CAROL – THE FAMILY MUSICAL WITH A SCROOGE LOOSE!
Elgin Theatre, 189 Yonge Street, Toronto
November 24 – December 31, 2017
OPENING NIGHT: Thursday, November 30, 2017 @ 7pm
TICKETS ON SALE NOW
Most evening performances begin at 7pm and matinees at 2pm
For a complete performance schedule visit rossspetty.com
Ticket prices range from $27-$99 Adults • $27-$69 Children under 12 • $256 Family 4-Pack
Tickets can be purchased online at rossspetty.com, by phone at 1.855.599.9090
or in person at the Elgin Theatre Box Office, 189 Yonge Street, Toronto
For group discounts call THE Group Tix Company at 647.438.5559 or Toll Free at 1.866.447.7849
Directed & Choreographed by Tracey Flye
Music Direction by Bob Foster
Written by Matt Murray
Set Design by Cory Sincennes
Costume Design by Dana Osborne
Lighting Design by Kimberly Purtell
About the Author
Bryen Dunn is a freelance journalist with a focus on travel, lifestyle, entertainment and hospitality. He has an extensive portfolio of celebrity interviews with musicians, actors and other public personalities. He enjoys discovering delicious eats, tasting spirited treats, and being mesmerized by musical beats.