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Christmas Carol
a Drama
by Charles Dickens

COMPANY : Cobb Playhouse and Studio [WEBSITE]
VENUE : Cobb Playhouse and Studio [WEBSITE]
ID# 1106

SHOWING : December 03, 2004 - December 18, 2004



Christmas Past Susan Brown
Cast John Christian
Cast Kimberly A West
Costumes, Props Zanny Leach Dillson
Laundress, Priscilla Mandy Cook
Emily Cratchit Emily Dillson
Phillomina Katie Halick
Scrooge Rob Hardie
Jacob Marley, Undertaker Andy Leach
Cast Andy Leach
Christmas Present Lani Leach Brooks
Mrs. Cratchit Cheri Mattox
Martha Cratchit, Fan Becca Mattox
Fezziwig, Beadle Travis McElroy
Mr. Fezziwig, Mr. Beadle, Businessman #1 Travis McElroy
Mrs, Dilber Laura Nagle
Belle, Abby Jessica Leigh Unker
Young Scrooge, Fred Daniel VanHiel
Plum, School Master, Old Joe Glenn Varnado
Bob Cratchit Thomas C. Wilson
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this is beautiful
by Mally
Wednesday, June 21, 2006
its been a year after i saw this show, but i just want to say that when i saw this show i was happier than ever. thank you ,and fabulous job acting everyone. [POST A COMMENT REGARDING THIS REVIEW]
Great Carol
by kimtomko
Monday, December 13, 2004
I have to agree with Doug's review that A Christmas Carol at Cobb Playhouse was fantastic. I don't know Kim West, but her talent was obvious: the show was extremely well-directed. Not one movement or space was wasted. Every turn had a purpose, every area of space had a role to play. All the performances were full of life. Andy Leach was particularly eerie - great job! Ghosts were excellent. Having performed with many of these same actors, I was pleasantly surprised as well as filled with pride to see them expanding their craft and portraying such different characters from those I was used to seeing. What a great ensemble altogether. Catch the last weekend; it's worth it. [POST A COMMENT REGARDING THIS REVIEW]
i agree by Mally
Kimtomko is right, this show fantastic!!!
Mally... by thespisATL
I have to say, every review you have given or comment has been about a show that Mandy Cook is there a relation there?
by Nettie
I'm not sure who Mally is, but I am touched. Thank you for coming to see the shows! :) Mandy
Don't Miss This Show!
by doug12
Monday, December 13, 2004
The word for this show is WOW! Cobb studios has changed. While in Marietta, Cobb was known for consistently turning out lower quality shows, with a great show popping up from time to time. Since their move to Acworth, their standards seem to have gone up. The three free summer shows were great fun even if there were some sound issues (outdoor shows), and the first dramatic offering, To Kill A Mockingbird, received excellent reviews.
I went to Christmas Carol with hope. I hoped I'd see a good show. I saw an amazing show! The set is not great, but once those lights go out it doesn't matter. Rather than using only one person,it's the ensemble, distinctive in their red scarves, that narrate the show. From the booming "Marley was dead" opening, this show grabs the audience. And doesn't let go, if the standing ovation the cast recieved is any indication.
While I know that it takes everone involved to make a great show, I'd like to mention a few standouts.
First, Rob Hardie, as Scrooge, gives a brilliant performance. Watching his cold and distant Scrooge crack under a flood of memories and emotions was touching in it's rawness and power. Andy Leach portrayed several characters throughout the show, but it was his Marley that litteraly had you gripping your seat. He is a combination of brute strength and fury. I have seen many Marleys. This one is terrifying. Daniel van Heil and Jessica Unker were delightful as Fred/Young Scrooge and Abby/Belle. Susan Brown was all white and shimmering mischief and laughter as she capered across the stage as Christmas Past. And speaking of shimmering, Christmas Present was a glory of glitter and mirth. Lani Brooks is phenomenal as the very forceful and very female Present. The double Futures, also played by Brown and Brooks, were extremely creepy. Did I mention the haunting voices coming from everywhere? And the entire Cratchit family really seemed like a family. The funeral scene devestating because of the family grief.
The only negative thing I can say about this show it that it only has one weekend left. With all the Christmas shows out there this season, people have to make choices. This one is worth choosing. [POST A COMMENT REGARDING THIS REVIEW]


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