Monday, December 14, 2015

review - A CHRISTMAS CAROL - Hale Centre Theatre

the cast of A Christmas Carol
photo: Nick Woodward-Shaw
highlights from local critics reviews - (click link at bottom of each review to read complete review)

Click here for more information on this production that runs through December 24th.

 "Hale Centre Theatre has rolled out more than just the proverbial red carpet for its 12th annual production of A CHRISTMAS CAROL. It has adorned the work with all the trimmings needed to dub it a glorious theatrical experience: Corrin Dietlein's lavish and exquisitely tailored costumes; David Dietlein's engineering of not just a set but of an environment...that evokes the wintry London of 1843; the magical lighting effects coordinated by Jeff A. Davis; and, indubitably, a marvelous and engaging cast, featuring Mark Kleinman as Scrooge.... Hale's ultimate Christmas gift to the community...a perfectly delicious seasonal treat. ...Kleinman plays the role with precision, rendering a remarkably nuanced and balanced profile of Scrooge and revealing, layer by layer, the man's humanity. Beside him and throughout the production is a gathering of gifted talents...but the bottom line is that Hale's show is a truly and wholesome ensemble production. From the well-accented narrators, Marley's chain-dragging and bellowing ghost (Gary Caswell), and the good Bob Cratchit (Ben Mason) to the awesome specters of past, present, and future and the beloved Tiny Tim (Jared Mortensen), the chain of this show is as strong as its weakest link ~ and there are absolutely no weak links in Hale's A CHRISTMAS CAROL...-Herbert Paine, Broadway World (click here to read the complete review)

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