Weekend Showcase: Bunce Backyard Productions’ “A Christmas Carol The Musical”
Charles Dickens published A Christmas Carol in 1843. Since then, it has never been out of out of print. The popular story has been made into movies, plays, and translated into several languages.
“The world holds a lot of darkness now just like it did in Charles Dickens time. To tell a story of hope and redemption and a story that’s about love an giving, I think, is what the world needs right now,” said director Kasey Manche.
Bunce Backyard Productions understandably moved the stage indoors for their production of “A Christmas Carol the Musical.” The stage and set are minimalist. The acting and the cast are picture perfect. The message is timeless and simple. Even Tiny Tim has a handle on the story.
“He’s like turning happier and happier,” said Zach Lowe who plays Tiny Tim.
“It teaches the lesson to show compassion. Not kind of take anything for granted,” said Tommy McCarthy playing the Ghost of Christmas Past. Greg Bunce truly inhabits the character of Ebenezer Scrooge from beginning to end.
“Understanding his story and how he got to where he was when he was that mean and hopeless, really has to do with with what occurred to him in his past,” said Greg Bunce about Ebenezer Scrooge whom he portrays in the production.
The ghosts aren’t too frightening. This production of “A Christmas Carol the Musical” is great for the whole family.
“If Ebenezer scrooge can be redeemed, anybody can,” said Bunce.
“A Christmas Carol the Musical” is onstage this weekend only at Plymouth Covenant Church. Showtimes are Friday 12/20 7pm, Saturday 12/21 1pm, and Sunday 12/22 3pm. Ticket info can be found at the Bunce Backyard website.
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