A Christmas Carol

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Theatre review by Steve Duffy –

Freddie Kimmel as Jacob Marley in A CHRISTMAS CAROL at North Shore Music Theatre – Dec 8 – 23. Photo ©Paul Lyden

The holiday season has officially begun with NSMT’s 27th annual production of A Christmas Carol!

Based on the Charles Dickens classic, A CHRISTMAS CAROL is an original adaptation by former NSMT Artistic Director Jon Kimbell and members of the NSMT staff, following Ebenezer Scrooge through a series of strange and magical ghostly encounters, where he ultimately discovers the true spirit of the holiday season. With dazzling special effects that have grown even more exciting over time, traditional and original songs, and colorful costumes, A CHRISTMAS CAROL has become a holiday favorite throughout New England having been seen by more than one million people since 1989.

David Coffee is fantastic Ebenezer Scrooge alongside an energetic and enjoyable cast. Another fan favorite is Leigh Barrett as The Ghost of Christmas Past and Mrs. Cratchit.

The cast, many who also play multiple roles including carolers or musicians, is rounded out by a lively group of local young actors.

As always the set, perfectly transitions from Scrooge’s office, to a house, to the outside, and to Scrooge’s bedroom.

If you have forgotten the true meaning of Christmas, then this show is a must see to get you back in the holiday spirit.

RUNNING TIME:  Approximately 2 hrs 20 min (includes intermission)

CONTENT ADVISORY:  Contains sudden loud noises, pyrotechnics, and dark images. May not be suitable for very young children.

A Christmas Carol now playing at the North Shore Music Theatre thru December 23rd. Tickets can be purchased at www.nsmt.org or by visiting the NSMT Box Office.

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