Feature photo: Liz Filios, Zonya Love, Olivia Gregorio, Asel Swango, Lily Lexer, Eliot Berkman-Lamm. By Mark Garvin
Live performances of A Christmas Carol at People’s Light SOLD OUT at Malvern’s People’s Light Theatre! But you can still enjoy it from home with a stream that’s available now! Buy one ticket, enjoy with your family and watch over and over again through January 6th.
I’m sure many of you know the story of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens- Scrooge, Tiny Tim, the ghost visits. But this is a new adaptation- by Zak Berkman- of the classic story. And if for nothing else, see this version for Berkman’s incredible music. There are well known carols mashed up to create original pieces, folk music, and lots of string instruments. “Mary’s Kiss” in act two is inspired by “The First Noel”, for example, and really has some rock musical vibes. I watched this while wrapping presents and stopped to bop my head and move along to the music quite a bit. Treat yourself and your loved ones to a fresh look at this beloved holiday tale.
Many times throughout the performance, I had to take my eyes off the screen to cross Christmas errands off my to-do list. Still, I was able to fully visualize what was going on and didn’t miss a beat. This is because of how amazing the cast is. A Christmas Carol could very well be a radio play here too. Everyone was so enthusiastic, really becoming their characters and bringing the story to life.
What’s also important to note is how the cast breaks the fourth wall a couple times to express gratitude to the audience, thanking them for being there safely. Just before Act Two starts, we’re reminded to be kind to one another. Thank you, People’s Light, for providing this stream and allowing anyone who can’t get to a theatre right now to still support our local arts.
Grab your ticket to A Christmas Carol here and create a new holiday memory this year. One ticket allows multiple views through January 6th and also includes optional closed captioning, American Sign Language interpretation, and audio descriptions. For more info about the reason of People Light’s season, visit here.