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Watch the trailer below and enjoy a behind the scenes look at the making of this magical musical.
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Alastair Sim is perhaps the most iconic Ebenezer Scrooge of all time. He took up the mantle for the 1951 adaptation, which is often considered the quintessential film version of A Christmas Carol. Sim also reprised the role in voice-over for the 1971 animated version.
“What we have in this rendition of Dickens’ sometimes misunderstood ‘Carol’ is an accurate comprehension of the agony of a shabby soul. And this is presented not only in the tortured aspects of Mr. Sim but in the phantasmagoric creation of a somber and chilly atmosphere”—The New York Times
In 1983, Disney presented the Academy Award–nominated animated short Mickey’s Christmas Carol. This version featured Scrooge McDuck, who would later star in his own animated adventure series, Ducktales—mandatory after school viewing in the 1980s. Ask anyone who grew up at that time and they could likely sing the catchy theme song for you!
1988 saw two comedic retellings of A Christmas Carol. In the great tradition of BBC Christmas specials, Black Adder’s Christmas Carol reversed the formula to explain how the series’ lead character developed his mean-spirited nature. Then, in the modern update Scrooged, Bill Murray plays a television executive, Frank Cross, who is forced to learn from his own holiday programming.
The Muppets returned to the traditional format of the story in 1992, with Sir Michael Caine as Ebenezer Scrooge and Jim Henson’s entire cast of characters guiding him on his Christmas Eve journey. The black heart of Caine’s prickly Scrooge has no hope against the warm and fuzzy Muppets.
As luck would have it, both Scrooge and puppets are at Arts Club stages this holiday season! A Twisted Christmas Carol offers a new take on the holiday classic, with a newly improvised version for each performance at the Revue Stage, and the puppets and people of Avenue Q are learning some grown-up lessons of their own over at the Granville Island Stage.