AVON – The Choruses & Theatre of Avon Central Schools presents its annual holiday tradition of “Scrooge,” a musical based on Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.”
Performances are scheduled for 7 p.m. Nov. 20 and 2 p.m. Nov. 21 at the high school, 191 Clinton St., Avon.
The spirited musical, based on Charles Dickens’ classic “A Christmas Carol,” tells the story of cruel miser Ebenezer Scrooge who is visited by four ghosts who warn him to change his ways — or else. The cast includes Scrooge, the apparition of his dead business partner, Jacob Marley; three wraiths who review Scrooge’s life and deeds – the ghosts of Christmas Past, Christmas Present, and Christmas Futur; Scrooge’s long-suffering employee, Bob Cratchit, and his wife; and the Cratchit children, including the courageous Tiny Tim.
Prominent figures in Scrooge’s life include his lost love Isabel, Scrooge’s nephew, debtor Tom Jenkins, and the jolly Fezziwigs.
Performances have been performed annually for more than 20 years. Last year, the production was filmed at locations around Avon, taking advantage of buildings that fit the time period of Dickens’ 1843 novella and then presented on the big screen at Vintage Drive-In days before Christmas. The change was the result of renovations in the district auditorium and the COVID-19 pandemic.
Based on Dickens’ 1843 novel, the musical “Scrooge” originated as a 1970 motion picture release starring Albert Finney. Leslie Bricusse, who wrote the film’s score, adapted the movie for stage in 1992. Bricusse is most famous for his movie work, which includes the song score to the original “Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory.” He won a best song Oscar for “Talk To The Animals” from “Doctor Dolittle.”
For ticket information, call (585) 226-2455 Ext. 1610.