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Arena Stage - Fichandler
1101 Sixth Street, SW Washington, DC 20024
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attended Nov 18 2007

A great change from the traditional. Entertaining and well produced. Great talent.

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attended Nov 21 2007

An unexpected shift from the Dickens version - this is truly a new play based on the premise of the original but brought up to 1941 Washington and the issues of that time and place. The ghosts are local statues of Winged Victory, Freedom, and...continued

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attended Nov 21 2007

such a great show. i totally recommend it!

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Ensconced in his G Street office, Elijah Strube doesn’t care about the holiday or battling tyranny. He can only think about making lots of money. After three local spirits take him on an incredible journey across time, a reformed Strube is committed to serving his community, country and fellow man. Featuring everything from a high-energy USO dance to White House fireside chats, this fresh take on Dickens’ classic tale by James Magruder (Broadway’s Triumph of Love_) breathes new life into a beloved story. With original songs by Henry Krieger (Dreamgirls_) and Susan Birkenhead (Jelly’s Last Jam), this holiday event is magical family entertainment.

Adapted from Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol by James Magruder

Original songs: music by Henry Krieger, lyrics by Susan Birkenhead

Directed by Molly Smith

About the Ticket Supplier: Arena Stage

Arena Stage today stands as a flagship American theater. Arena Stage was one of the first not-for-profit theaters in the United States, as well as a pioneer of the regional theater movement. It was the first regional theater to transfer a production to Broadway, the first invited by the U.S. State Department to tour behind the Iron Curtain, and the first to receive a Tony Award. Taking a leadership role in extending theater’s horizons, Arena Stage has implemented groundbreaking policies and programs, promoting diversity in all aspects of theater, from theatergoing to production.

The Arena Stage legacy of world-class productions includes vast epics, charged dramas, rousing musicals, and probing profiles. From the monumental to the developmental, Arena Stage has helped build the canon of American theater. While they produce American classics, Arena Stage premieres new American plays and supported works in progress. They’ve nurtured artistic growth and engaged the community, broadening and intensifying the theatrical experience for one and all. And yet, in spite of it all, in their second half-century they see themselves as more fresh, restless and dynamic than ever.