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A CHRISTMAS CAROL

Music by Michel Legrand, book and lyrics by Sheldon Harnick; First presented 30 October, 1981.


The Academy Award-winning composer Michel Legrand has teamed with Sheldon Harnick, one of the theatre's most celebrated Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winning librettists, and the tale of Ebenezer Scrooge's prophetic Christmas Eve is reborn. From the pages of Dickens comes this scintillating musical adaptation of the Yuletide classic that continues to touch hearts and minds the world over. This universal story is ultimately one of family and conscience, of desperation and regret and second chances. Give your audience the holiday gift of embracing its warmth and wisdom as never before, carried on the wings of a soaring theatrical score.

Charles Dickens' immortal tale of big hearts and small minds, family loyalty, remorse and second chances, has often been told, but perhaps never so touchingly as in this collaboration of the world-renowned Academy Award-winning composer with one of the theatre's most celebrated Tony Award and Pulitzer-prize-winning librettists, who together illuminate the classic story with their own individual talents for the theatre. Songs include "Spirit Of Christmas", "My Two Feet Polka", "One Family" and "Let There Be Time".

Cast: 9 men, 6 women, 3 girls, 3 boys, chorus

Instrumentation:

1 reed, percussion, piano, synthesiser, bass

Musical Numbers:

  1. Spirit Of Christmas (Carolers and Company)
  2. Icy Ebenezer (Carolers and Company)
  3. Bah! Humbug! (Carolers and Company)
  4. Thank Heaven For Christmas (Carolers and Company)
  5. Thank Heaven For Christmas (Reprise) (Carolers and Company)
  6. The Bells Of Christmas Day (Carolers and Company)
  7. Christmas Eve (Carolers and Company)
  8. Partners (Carolers and Company)
  9. Penny By Penny (Carolers and Company)
  10. My Two Feet (Polka) (Carolers and Company)
  11. Bah! Humbug! (Reprise) (Carolers and Company)
  12. Close Were We (Carolers and Company)
  13. Penny By Penny (Reprise) (Carolers and Company)
  14. Bah! Humbug! (Reprise) (Carolers and Company)
  15. Entr'Acte (Carolers and Company)
  16. Yes And No (Twenty Questions) (Carolers and Company)
  17. One Family (Carolers and Company)
  18. Balancing The Books (Carolers and Company)
  19. Balancing The Books (Reprise) (Carolers and Company)
  20. One Family (Reprise) (Carolers and Company)
  21. Let There Be Time (Carolers and Company)
  22. One More Chance (Carolers and Company)
  23. Spirit Of Christmas (Reprise) (Carolers and Company)

Scenes and Settings