By Lauren Boynkin | Contributor
North Texas Performing Arts (NTPA) proclaims that closing night time of this 12 months’s run of its annual Christmas present will mark their 100th efficiency of Scrooge, the Musical for the theatre troupe and for Plano resident Darrell Rodenbaugh who has performed the title position of “Scrooge” for the reason that custom started in 2011.
This 12 months’s twelfth anniversary manufacturing of Scrooge, the Musical will function nearly 100 actors within the vacation favourite that has captivated nearly 20,000 viewers members for over a decade. By means of the years the manufacturing has weathered the Covid-19 Pandemic, debilitating December ice storms, and a transfer to a brand new venue and thru the challenges continued to take the stage.
“I’m honored to have the chance to come back again to this position and am energized by Scrooge’s very particular message of rebirth and redemption,” explains Rodenbaugh. “It teaches us that we have now the chance to begin our lives once more and alter for the higher, and I take into account it our second biggest Christmas story.”
The Annual “Scrooge” custom started in 2011 as a theatre supporter’s “team-building” effort, and since that early begin has constantly been one of many theatre’s largest annual field workplace hits and monetary contributors to the non-profit.
“Most rewarding is when viewers members inform us that they arrive again to see Scrooge year-after-year to get them into the Christmas Spirit,” says eight-time Scrooge solid member and five-time Scrooge Director Mike Mazur. “This 12 months might be particular with Darrell’s 100th bow. He has introduced the position to life so many instances, and annually he retains it new, recent and larger and higher than the 12 months earlier than.”
This 12 months NTPA will once more offer two “Reward to the Neighborhood” performances, offering free tickets filling the complete home for 2 exhibits as a “Vacation Reward” to native veterans and underprivileged households. Viewers members will take part in pre-show carols, a particular go to from Santa Claus, free snacks throughout intermission, and a post-show reward bag.
These concerned about sponsoring this invitation-only occasion or making use of for participation ought to attain out to [email protected]
This North Texas Christmas custom has been critically acclaimed and described in a Dallas Morning Information evaluate as “sensible … sturdy and passionate,” and the present continues to develop annually in its following and enjoying to sell-out crowds. The present often tops regional “must-see” occasion lists for the Christmas Season.
Scrooge carefully follows the plot of Charles Dickens’ acclaimed e book, A Christmas Carol. The film adaptation acquired 4 Academy Award nominations and 5 Golden Globe nominations. Scrooge was written by award-winning songwriter Leslie Bricusse, creator of the musical variations of Jekyll & Hyde and Willy Wonka.
NTPA Scrooge casts traditionally have featured complete household members and this 12 months isn’t any completely different with two-thirds of its solid associated to a different solid member. This 12 months’s solid consists of Cratchit dad and mom with their very own youngsters enjoying Cratchit youngsters, Younger Scrooge and stage sister are real-life mother-son, and different heart-warming household relationships.
This 12 months’s manufacturing is directed by NTPA’s award-winning and off-Broadway and worldwide performer Mike Mazur, with help from the present’s Choreographer and famous regional actor Bonnie Grugle, Music Director Lizzie Shelby, Assistant Director and NTPA Alumna Brenna Petersen, and Stage Supervisor and NTPA Alumna Julianna Rios.
NTPA’s Scrooge will supply 12 performances between December 7-18, with two “Reward to the Neighborhood” performances December 7 and 14.
The primary weekend performs on the historic Plano Courtyard Theater and shutting weekend at Willow Bend Heart of the Arts in The Retailers at Willow Bend Mall.
For extra info and showtimes go to ntpa.org/occasion/scrooge/.
Scrooge, the Musical is sponsored partly by the Metropolis of Plano. Scrooge! is introduced by association with Harmony Theatricals.
About North Texas Performing Arts:
North Texas Performing Arts (NTPA) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit devoted to growing the character of youth by high quality performing arts training and household leisure. NTPA advanced from Plano Youngsters’s Theatre based three many years in the past and is now the biggest youth theatre group within the nation. NTPA is headquartered at Willow Bend Heart of the Arts in Plano and has extra efficiency and academic areas in Fairview, Frisco, Dallas and Southlake. Annually NTPA supplies alternatives to greater than 11,000 college students ages three to 18 by its “Ten Characters” management growth program. NTPA’s skilled inventive employees makes use of theatre, dance, music, voice, movie and TV to ignite a lifelong ardour for the performing arts and information younger folks on a path to changing into higher residents in our neighborhood and our world.