FRANKLIN, Tenn. – The Boiler Room Theatre (BRT) is excited about opening Leslie Bricusse’s Scrooge the Musical this week. It features a classic score and everyone’s favorite holiday skinflint! This charming musical runs Dec. 6-22 with shows on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sundays.
Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” is a timeless stories that has been told and retold in many different ways. Scrooge The Musical is a stage musical with book, music, and lyrics by Leslie Bricusse. Its score and book are closely adapted from the music and screenplay of the 1970 musical film Scrooge starring Albert Finney. Bricusse was nominated for an Academy Award for the score he wrote for the film, and most of those songs were carried over to the musical. Some favorites include “Happiness,” ”Love While You Can,” ” The Minister’s Cat,” and “Thank You Very Much,”which was nominated for a Best Song Oscar.
Sondra Morton says, “This show has the expected elements of sweetness, it also has a reality and a strong message. Naturally, it has something for the whole family.”
Scrooge the Musical is co-directed by Jayme Smith with musical direction by Jamey Green. Choreography is by Lauri Gregoire, set design by Corbin Green and costume design is by Katie Delaney. Assistant stage management is by Virginia Lodholz.
The company of 21 actors, who will play the musical’s 40 roles, includes many of Middle Tennessee’s finest talent. Matt Baugher stars in the title role of Scrooge. Also starring are Megan Chambers as The Ghost of Christmas Past, Jordan Ravellette as Tom Jenkins, Josh Lowery as Harry, Patrick Kramer as Bob Cratchit, Vicki White as Mrs. Cratchit, Dan McGeachy as Mr. Fezziwig, Sondra Morton as Mrs. Fezziwig, Tyson Picken as The Ghost of Christmas Present, Christina Candilora as Helen, Luke Dyra as Young Ebenezer, Ann Houston Campbell as Isabelle, Hayden Gill as Tiny Tim and Kristen Currie as Kathy Cratchit. The show also features Lisa Gillespie, Paige Brouillette, Hope Dyra, Blake Marshall, Abigail Levy, Abram Guice, and Maggie Morreale.
Performances will be held every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening during the run at 8 p.m. There will also be two Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. on December 15 and 22. Ticket prices are $27 for adults, $25 for seniors (age 60 and up) and students (age 13 through college with valid ID), and $21 for children ages 3 through 12. Matinee prices are $2 less respectively. All Tuesday shows are two-for-one ($27 for two tickets; no other discounts apply). Thrifty Thursdays allow guests to beat the weekend crowds and grab tickets at the bargain price of $17. Tickets may be purchased by calling the Boiler Room Theatre at (615) 794-7744 or ordered online at www.boilerroomtheatre.com.
*Photos by Rick Malkin courtesy Boiler Room Theatre.