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A Christmas Carol
a Family show
by Adapted by: Wally Hinds

COMPANY : Kudzu Playhouse [WEBSITE]
VENUE : Kudzu Playhouse [WEBSITE]
ID# 1108

SHOWING : November 26, 2004 - December 24, 2004



Charles Dickens shows us Ebenezer Scrooge as he falls asleep in his dingy, cold quarters on Christmas Eve. The old miser is visited by three ghosts, each revealing to Scrooge the wrong doings of his and what will happen if he continues in his evil ways. This traditional holiday classic for the whole family is filled with old English Christmas Carols guaranteed to fill you with the Christmas spirit and warm your heart.

Cast Wally Hinds
Musical Director Peggy Davis
Narrator Sheila Allen
Fred Philip Covin
Cast Kristina Ekman
Young Scrooge Michael Eshman
Mimsi Melissa Michele Goodfellow
Belle Jamie Link
Mrs. Cratchit Susan Methvin
Scrooge Brink Miller
George Hawkins David Olson
Rowena/Iris Fezziwig Karen Rooker
Charwoman/Ensemble Ariel K. Stewart
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A Backstage Point of View
by banana
Friday, December 24, 2004
I really enjoyed participating in this production this year. I worked the show 2 years ago, and I believe it has come a long way. The new talent that I observed this year was great. Of course I'm going to be biased because I grew to love every member of the cast and crew and have been affliated with Kudzu for 3 and a half years now, but I still think this was the best run of Christmas Carol I saw. I'm new to the site, and I'm excited to be posting my first review on this show. I can't wait to see what Kudzu has in store for the new season. [POST A COMMENT REGARDING THIS REVIEW]
Friendly Recommendation by Girl
Im glad you had a great time with this show, banana. From what Ive heard a lot of people really enjoyed it this year, and its great to hear that someone involved in the show was happy with the product. However, it is generally frowned upon to review a show that you (or, quite frequently, even a loved one) is directly involved in. What you had to say would have made a great comment to another review, or you could have given the show an NR (no rating). Again, though, thanks for providing your thoughts from backstage!
Lots of Christmas Fun!
by Taddy_Pendergrass
Thursday, December 23, 2004
Kudzu puts on yet another stellar performance of A Christmas Carol to keep Atlanta entertained during the holidays! Good performances all around, I liked the guy who played Fezziwig (he was funny), and Chris Arapoglou (Marley) was fantastic; one of the better performances I've seen at that theatre. Do your holiday bone a favor and go see this show before it's too late. Good job, guys! [POST A COMMENT REGARDING THIS REVIEW]
kudzu kudos
by feather
Wednesday, December 15, 2004
okay, i liked much of what i saw. not as great as previous years. the feziwigs were not as funny as last year. and brink miller is boring in the middle of the play. this scrooge is on auto pilot. but tiny tim was very cute and chris arapoglou even better. wally was funny! yes i said that. but he is. and best of all there's no jason. shout out to michael and jamie for a job well done. in the christmas spirit, i'm giving it a 3 1/2 out of 5. so much, much, much, much better than that god awful invisible man. keep it up. the theater may survive after all. nice job. [POST A COMMENT REGARDING THIS REVIEW]
by andy
actually feather, Jason does the sunday shows, would that make your review a 2 if you knew that? It's kind of funny that you say it is not as good as previous years, and this is the first year in many, many years that Jason has not done the show. Hmmmm.....I will agree that Andrew Kraich does make an adorable Tiny Tim, and I think Chris is great as well. Wally can def. be very very funny, but I don't agree with Brink being boring, especially since MANY patrons come just to see Brink yet again take on the role of Scrooge.
Wow... by theatreghost
I definitely believe you are mistaken. The show was not okay, but great! Of course you're entitled to your opinion, but please, lets not always be so pessimistic. You must have some connection to the theater(which would be a VERY sad day if they found out you were) because you only review Kudzu shows. And, you seem to be holding some type of grudge against the Kudzu Playhouse(and are hopefully attempting to get over it), because everything you have said is always so negative. Is there some reason why you are this way? Were you not cast in a show? Or didn't get the part you wanted? Then again, maybe not, and perhaps you're just spiteful naturally. Whatever the cause, try and be a little more open-minded next time!
theatreghost by feather
how many times have we seen something like this happen? you give a fair review (so you thought) and someone (usually in the show) starts on you for saying something less than glowing. its always "of course you're entitled to your opinion, BUT....."
andy by feather
i said brink was boring in the middle of the play, not the entire play. i just think, and this is very fair for me to say so, that he's done it so much and for so long he's loosing his "touch".

and if I saw jason, i wouldn't give it a one. when you find out the real deal you'll understand. until then...
Feather... by JasonMeinhardt
I have to agree with theaterghost on this one, feather. Its obvious that you are involved or were involved at Kudzu. And why take my comment on another thread and post it on this one, as your own? You do that quite a bit. So if you wouldn't give it a "one" if I "was in it", then what WOULD you get it, dare I ask? There is a difference between getting your feathers ruffled (no pun intended) when it is a CONSTRUCTIVE review and fairly unbiased and it points out some negative things about a show and when someone just writes negative things for spite. You've made your angle very evident in past reviews.
I'm afraid I agree... by Parrott65
I have to back up Jason on this one. I don't think I've EVER read a review by feather that didn't take a jab at someone or at Kudzu in a manner that most readers would consider as a personal attack instead of constructive criticism. I am one person who has never been to Kudzu, but I have no doubts that their shows are anywhere near as bad as feather tends to make them out to be. To be quite honest, I wouldn't doubt if Kudzu actually performed great shows since they are as popular as they are and have been succesful all of this time. Obviously, someone likes their theater, because they keep coming to them. I tend to avoid commenting on someone's review, but when the personal attacks begin, then I find that it's destroying the integrity of this website. Let's grow up people and remember that your reviews will only be taken seriously if you act serious and mature about them.
you know, on second thought... by Parrott65
I was re-reading feather's past reviews and I must say one thing. A "3" to her is definantly considered as a raving review. If you take consideration that she scored everything else she saw as a "0", this show must be awesome for her to give it a "3".
I'm with you by JasonMeinhardt
Russ, I definitely agree that the 3 is a good review in feather's case. However, I just found it interesting how he/she had to throw in the jab at myself when I had really nothing to do with this show except filling in for two shows. So why even bring me up? That's my only question. Well, that and what does this person have against me? Like the other theaters I work at, I go there, do my job and go home. Yes, I have personal attachment to Wally and Jeannie and help out where I can. I love them very much and will definitely not let someone like "feather" keep me away from them.
by andy
It is plainly obvious that the negative comments are personal. Feather just commented on "when you find out the real deal, you'll understand" so please feather enlighten me. Feather did review one from north springs so it is apparent that this person either attends NS or they associate with other kids that do. Maybe feather has been offended by something they think Jason did, but he is not really an offensive person so that is least likely the case. And yes Parrott, Kudzu does pretty good and they put on some great productions and have very talented people. It is very hard for little community theatres, especially being non-profit, to stay in business and they are still going strong. So as feather says "Kudos Kudzu".
one quick thing by Okely Dokely
As far as I'm concerned, if there's anyone who is closest to knowing the real deal, I'm sure it would be Jason's freakin' wife. Enough said.
by andy
very true, thank you okley.
I agree! by theatreghost
Everyone else has very good points(minus Feather), anyways, Feather, if you're going to attack shows, at least learn how to spell the names correctly(i.e. "feziwigs") It's two z's. As for Scrooge being on Auto Pilot, that's just your opinion, and frankly, I don't think you're opinion is very highly regarded on here.

Oh, and the theater HAS been surviving for quite some while.(Mind you I wouldn't say "surviving", more like "prospering as a non-profit theater that is doing tremendously well on a small budget.")

Why so secretive? If you're going to bash something why not tell us who you are? I'm sure many of us are dying to know...
awright ya crazy muckers by feather
i'll give ya a clue. we'll be parkin r arses next to each other for the next five days.
... by theatreghost
How would you know if we'll be parking "r arses" next to each other??


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