laboriously conceivedmeticulously mountedcompletely inertgorgeous to look atnwct mounted a production a few years back (with the glorious tobias anderson in the lead) for 1/5 the cost and generated 10 times the emotional impact.rumor has it pcs plans to do this one over and over again.one can only pray they start from scratch.the musical bits are superfluous,and the narration parceled out to countless cast members, far from connecting us to everyone, instead connects us to no one.this show is as weightless and hollow as the soap foam snow flakes which fall during the curtain call.yet another huge pcs ripoff.spend the $50 on someone you love instead.
The sheer weight of all those LORT houses doing A CHRISTMAS CAROL every year is going to dry up the market it for them, perhaps. Or not.These productions seem pretty cynical to me. Though, that said, tonight I'm headed over to The Alley Theater for it's version. All my Intro. to Theater students LOVED it....Oh, well. We all gotta make a buck.
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