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A Christmas Carol
a Holiday Special
by Charles Dickes

COMPANY : Kudzu Playhouse [WEBSITE]
VENUE : Kudzu Playhouse [WEBSITE]
ID# 552

SHOWING : November 29, 2002 - December 28, 2002



Few works of fiction can claim the durability of Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol. We now present this timeless tale where you will see all of your favorite characters in a faithful adaptation that includes period Christmas Carols throughout. Return with us to December, 1843, where Charles Dickens says, "I have endeavored in this Ghostly little book to raise the Ghost of an Idea which shall not put my readers out of humor with themselves, with each other, with the season, or with me. May it haunt their house pleasantly, and no one wish to lay it."

Belle Paige Anderson
Fred Nick Arapoglou
Fred Brian Godeski
Pickpocketer Melissa Michele Goodfellow
Scrooge Brink Miller
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A Christmas Carol I will never forget
by jlinton
Wednesday, December 24, 2003
This is the first show I have seen at Kudzu Playhouse, and boy did it satisfy me. Every year around this time, I go all around Atlanta finding different Christmas activities to partake in, and A Christmas Carol is one of my favorites. Seeing the show Monday night really made me wish that I had seen it last year at Kudzu. The cast was spectacular, and the setting was a sight to see as well.
Certain performances must be accredited, however. Of course, Scrooge (Brink Miller) did a fantastic job, the best I have seen in years. I must agree with the critic before, he really came to life in his scene and I saw not an actor, but Scrooge. Ghost of Christmas Past was very well done as was Marley (Chris Arapogolou) and Ghost of Christmas Present (R.P. Foster). The sincerity of the Belle/Scrooge break up scene was heartwrenching, a part of the show that was very well done. The two who played Belle and Scrooge have great stage chemistry, and I hope they do more shows together. Scrooge stays true to his "older self", and Belle is very meek and sweet. Belle played the role so realistically that she leaves the audience almost in tears, sorry for her plight. Bob Cratchit was so well done, I believe that myself and all of the mother's in the audience were touched by his sincerity. I was balling when Bob Cratchit comes to terms with his sons death. I think it helped that his real son was Tiny Tim, but he still gave a heart warming performance and never abandons his role as a caring employee and father.
The only thing to gripe about were the sound cues and the light cues. They were a bit off and the sound was very abrubt whenever a song would come off. Other than that, the show was fantastic, one that everyone involved in should be proud of. Bravo! [POST A COMMENT REGARDING THIS REVIEW]


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