‘A Musical Christmas Carol,’ Pens vs. Blue Jackets
‘A Musical Christmas Carol,’ ‘Growing Pains,’ ‘The Gift of the Magi’
From Oscar Wilde to wild modern dance to The Skivvies, there’s much on Pittsburgh stages this month than traditional Christmas shows.
‘A Musical Christmas Carol,’ Braddock’s Pittsburgh Brasserie
Pittsburgh CLO stages an intriguing adaptation of Dickens’ classic ‘A Christmas Carol.’
Live theater this month includes Christmas shows, a sort-of-Christmas show, and lots of stuff with no jingle bells whatsoever.
One ought to know how big a deal Dickens’ A Christmas Carol really is. In Japan, the novella has been viewed as one of the great works of English literature—“possibly in a league with Hamlet,” as one Japanese scholar wrote. Illustrious actors who’ve played Ebenezer Scrooge on stage and screen include Fredric March, Basil Rathbone, and, memorably, Michael Caine (in The Muppet Christmas Carol, with Kermit and Miss Piggy as Bob and Mrs. Cratchit). In Pittsburgh CLO’s annual production of A Musical Christmas Carol, Scrooge is
‘A Musical Christmas Carol, Dancing Queen, ‘ Bruins vs. Pens
This month, Pittsburgh theater fans can see shows that are holiday-themed or not … or try some of each.
Pittsburgh live theater in December features lots of Charles Dickens, some all-new holiday plays, and a couple of (extremely) wild cards.