This musical adaptation of Dicken’s classic take was produced on a grand scale at Madison Square Garden and ran for ten holiday seasons with such notable Scrooges as Tim Curry, Roger Daltry, Frank Langella, Tony Randall, Roddy McDowall, Hal Linden, Terrence Mann and Jim Dale.
A Christmas Carol has a score by Lynn Ahrens and Alan Menken, the book was co-written by Lynn Ahrens and Mike Ockrent, choreography is by Susan Stroman and direction by Mike Ockrent
Since its ten-year run at Madison Square Garden, A Christmas Carol has gone on to numerous regional and school productions, and has been performed by the English National Opera and London Musical Theatre Orchestra at the London Coliseum.
The show was presented annually at New York City’s Paramount Theatre in Madison Square Garden from December 1, 1994 to December 27, 2003.
“A tonic for adults, and for children, a transfixing journey!”
-New York Times
“Dazzling style and oodles of heart. If you can sit through this production without getting choked up, or feeling warm and fuzzy, you’re advised to contact a cardiologist immediately.
“The creative team seems to have worked in perfect concert and the results are extraordinary. It’s hard to imagine a more thrilling way of representing Scrooge’s ghost-led journeys through his past, present, and future than the lengthy sequence that seamlessly combines songs (no fewer than 10 of them), dialogue, and dance. The entire show unfurls as the kind of glorious spectacular that one rarely sees on Broadway. ”