A CHRISTMAS CAROL
- By KEN WERTHER
- Photo By JOAN MARCUS
Think you’ve seen Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol presented in every style possible? Think again! Two visionary Tony Award winners — playwright Jack Thorne (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) and director Matthew Warchus (Matilda) — have created a magical new interpretation of the beloved, timeless story. Now playing at the Ahmanson Theatre through January 1, this Tony Award-winning production (five nominations, five wins!) stars three-time Emmy Award-winner Bradley Whitford (The Handmaid’s Tale, The West Wing, Get Out, The Post) as Ebenezer Scrooge; Tony and Emmy Award-nominee Kate Burton as Ghost of Christmas Past; and Grammy, SAG, Critics Choice, and Hollywood Critics Association Award-nominee Alex Newell as Ghost of Christmas Present/Mrs. Fezziwig.
This New York Times Critics’ Pick welcomes theatregoers of all ages into an immersive experience that is brimming with Christmas spirit. Of the Broadway production, The Hollywood Reporter raved, “An enchanting spectacle designed to enrapture all ages with a sense of childlike wonder and delight.” We are talking dazzling staging, moving storytelling, and 12 cherished Christmas carols, including Joy to the World, Silent Night, and It Came Upon the Midnight Clear! Said Entertainment Weekly, “It is so infectious you’ll leave the theatre with a heart full of joy and light!” I’d say we can all use a little of thatright now! And just because I can, I’m giving a shout-out to two other cast members who happen to be friends of mine — Alex Nee and Brett Ryback!
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