A MIRACLE IN LONDONTOWN: DICKENS MUSICAL BROUGHT TO LIFE
LESLIE BRISSCUE’S SCROOGE THE MUSICAL TO OPEN AT BOILER ROOM THEATRE
FRANKLIN, TENN. – The Boiler Room Theatre (BRT), Williamson County’s original and longest-running professional theatre company, is excited to announce that it will stage Leslie Brisscue’s Scrooge the Musical featuring a classic score and everyone’s favorite holiday skinflint. This charming musical will have audiences singing each night as they leave the theatre. This production will run from December 6th until December 22nd with shows on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sundays.
Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol is one of those timeless stories that has been told and retold in many different ways. Scrooge! The Musical is a stage musical with book, music, and lyrics by Leslie Bricusse. Its score and book are closely adapted from the music and screenplay of the 1970 musical film “Scrooge” starring Albert Finney. Bricusse was nominated for the Academy Award for the song score he wrote for the film, and most of those songs were carried over to the musical. Some favorites include, “Happiness,” ”Love While You Can,” ” The Minister’s Cat,” and “Thank You Very Much”.
Director Sondra Morton said, “This show has the expected elements of sweetness, it also has a reality and a strong message. Naturally, it has something for the whole family.” This is a delightful musical adaptation of Charles Dickens’s novel. This timeless heart-warming tale once again returns for the holidays, only this time it is set to music.
Scrooge the Musical is Directed by Sondra Morton, with Co-Direction by Jayme Smith and Musical Direction by Jamey Green. Choreography by Lauri Gregoire and Set design is by Corbin Green and Costume Design is by Katie Delaney and Assistant Stage Management by Virginia Lodholz. The company of 21 actors, who will play the musical’s 40 roles, includes many of Middle Tennessee’s finest talent. Having recently performed in the acclaimed production of Les Miserables for the BRT, Matt Baugher stars in the title role of Scrooge. Also starring are Megan Chambers as The Ghost of Christmas Past, Jordan Ravellette as Tom Jenkins, Josh Lowery as Harry, Patrick Kramer as Bob Cratchit, Vicki White as Mrs. Cratchit, Dan McGeachy as Mr. Fezziwig, Sondra Mortonas Mrs. Fezziwig, Tyson Picken as Ghost of Christmas Present, Christina Candilora as Helen, Luke Dyra as Young Ebenezer, Ann Houston Campbell as Isabelle, Hayden Gill as Tiny Tim, Kristen Currie as Kathy Cratchit, and also featuring Lisa Gillespie, Paige Brouillette, Hope Dyra, Blake Marshall, Abigail Levy, Abram Guice, and Maggie Morreale.
Performances will be held every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening during the run at 8 p.m. There will also be two Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. on December 15th and 22nd. Ticket prices are $27 for adults, $25 for seniors (age 60 and up) and students (age 13 through college with valid ID), and $21 for children ages 3 through 12. Matinee prices are $2 less respectively. All Tuesday shows are two-for-one ($27 for two tickets; no other discounts apply). Thrifty Thursdays allow guests to beat the weekend crowds and grab tickets at the bargain price of $17. Tickets may be purchased by calling the Boiler Room Theatre at 615-794-7744 or ordered online at www.boilerroomtheatre.com.
In other big news, The Boiler Room Theatre also announces its 2014-2015 Season: “Bonnie and Clyde”, “Same Time, Next Year”, “Annie”, “Young Frankenstein”, “History Boys”, “Legally Blonde”, and “McBeth, The Musical.” The Managing Director, Corbin Green, released the following statement about the future of the Boiler Room Theatre, “As part of The Factory at Franklin’s commitment to making the Boiler Room Theatre the best theatre experience in Franklin, The Boiler Room Theatre is pleased to announce exciting changes coming to our venue. Among many changes to come next year, BRT audiences will enjoy better in-theatre lighting and sound as well as a newly designed lobby. Performers will also be treated to better dressing rooms and facilities. To allow for these renovations, The Boiler Room Theatre will be on hiatus starting in January 2014 with a planned completion and reopening in May of 2014. It will be the same Boiler Room you have grown to love with some wonderful changes. We look forward to building upon our tradition of excellence in Franklin and its surrounding areas.” Season tickets are currently onsale. There are only a limited number available. Season tickets and memberships make great stocking stuffers! Give the gift of Live Theatre this Holiday Season!
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The Boiler Room Theatre (BRT) is Williamson County’s first and longest-running resident professional theatre company, established in 2000, launching its inaugural season in March 2001. A 501(c)(3) non-profit Arts organization, BRT’s mission is to present intimate stagings of classic Broadway musicals, area premieres of recent off-Broadway plays and musicals, and original works by local playwrights and composers. BRT’s Youth Educational Programs (YEP!) and its performance group the ACT TOO Players have provided theatre arts instruction and performance opportunities to more than 10,000 children since its inception in 2001.