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Crown City Theatre
11031 Camarillo Street North Hollywood, CA 91602
818-377-4055
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133 reviews
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attended Dec 07 2008

Community theatre at its best. This Dickens story is refreshingly different and the songs are all terrific. The second half was the best but the whole production, including the pianist and a very young, talented little girl, was fun to watch.

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35 stars
attended Dec 07 2008

Great Cast!!
This is a twist on a classic that is a must see.

We took our two children ages 6 & 7 and they were glued to their seats.
It is a long show, so if you are taking your children make sure they are theater savy.

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attended Dec 13 2008

The event was very intimate and the actors were dead on and reiterated to the entire audience what Christmas is truly about. My boyfriend and I absolutely loved the show and those that were apart of it.

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Description

In transplanting Dickens’ tale to the stockyards and street corners of 1908 Chicago (as portrayed in Upton Sinclair’s “The Jungle”) this new musical, “A Chicago Christmas Carol” is a powerful indictment of corporate America set against the background of the furious Chicago winter.  As the wind howls across the city, we see the struggle of the poor in a very visceral way.  We see Scrooge not as a cranky old man, someone to be laughed at and perhaps pitied, but as a man who holds the power of life and death in his greedy hands.  His final conversion is not a happy turn of events, but a necessary re-alignment of how our society should conduct itself.  With the current economic situation in our country and around the world, this production makes Dickens novel even more poignant today by reminding us of our not so distant past. 

With an exciting new book and score by William A. Reilly set to powerful lyrics by Gary Lamb, this new ‘world premiere musical’ is sure to have an effect on even the greediest of hearts.  If you see any “Christmas Carol” this year, this is the one to see.  Although some material might not be suitable for the very young or sensitive audience members, it is sure to move, provoke and challenge your ideas of Dickens novel and remind you how vital and important this story remains.