Dickens' Holiday Classic A Christmas Carol at Olinder Theatre
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The last date listed for A Christmas Carol was Saturday December 24, 2011 / 1:00pm.
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Northside Theatre Company presents its 31st annual production of the holiday classic A Christmas Carol with innovative style. Coldhearted and miserly Ebenezer Scrooge learns the meaning of Christmas after he is visited by the ghosts of Christmas past, Christmas present and Christmas yet to come. Northside's production has been hailed for its impeccable staging and high-end production values. It features all the traditional characters you know and love, plus the best of Dickens' powerful narrative as delivered in turns by the entire cast, forming a compelling Greek-style Chorus that punctuates the author's message of charity and redemption. The Mercury News has called this the best Christmas Carol in the Bay Area. Learn More
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Featured review from Robert A.
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I have seen A Christmas Carol here before and that performance was excellently performed and staged. For this performance, the managing stage director came out and welcomed the audience and hinted that they were trying out a new twist for this year's performance and the play began. The twist: it involved not Mr. Scrooge, BUT Mrs. Scrooge and it was a most delightful play that didn't miss a beat or a nuance. The set, lighting and performances were well done with, I felt, the exception of the performance of the actor playing Bob Cratchitt; he appeared somewhat stiff in his performance and his speech was somewhat stilted and did not flow with any emotion, like he was just reading his lines instead of saying his lines with feeling. Other than that I would highly recommend this play to anyone wishing to feel the gamut of emotions that A Christmas Carol evokes and the feel good feeling one has when exiting the theater. It was a packed house who sounded like they shared my experience also.
Quotes & Highlights
- "[T]he creative folks at the Northside Theatre Company have more than a few tricks up their sleeves. Namely, a prodigious talent for lighting, sound and set design, and impeccable staging."--Bay Area Critic-at-Large
Northside Theatre Company presents its annual production of this holiday event. This excellent stage adaptation of the Dickens classic captures all the power, humor and warmth this ageless tale has to offer. It is a great Christmas present for the entire family. This is the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, a lonely miser, who, through the help of spirits and visions from his past, present and future, finds a second chance to become a loving, generous, kind human being.
About the Ticket Supplier: Northside Theatre Company
Northside Theatre Company (NTC) was founded in 1978 by current managing artistic director, Richard Orlando. In 1980, NTC became a registered non-profit organization. Northside is currently in its 28th season and receives national attention for new play development while leading the way in re-defining the integrity and importance of small theatre organizations and their critical importance to the development of industry standards and emerging artists. Committed to theatre for all people, without regard to age, race, creed, culture or physical abilities, Northside is devoted to the manifestation of the human spirit by creating dramatic art through heart, collaboration and exploration.
For 28 years, Northside hallmarks have been experimentation, education and performance. Northside Theatre Company has been as much a philosophy as a production company. We are a place where imagination and inventiveness have a chance to blossom, a place where the human spirit is explored in bold and unpredictable ways.
Northside is an opportunity for emerging artists to work with and learn from seasoned professionals. On stage, old and young merge in a relentless pursuit of quality to give our audiences, liberating experiences.
Northside Theatre Company offers a full range of theatre services including: Open Auditions, Outreach Projects, An annual touring project (Theatre On Wheels), a Five Play Mainstage season and various staged readings throughout each season.