Double dose of 'Christmas Carol'

THEATER

December 18, 1997|By J. Wynn Rousuck

If you need a break from Christmas shopping -- or worse, if Christmas shopping has led you to forget what the holiday is really about -- there's still time to catch two local shows inspired by Charles Dickens' classic, "A Christmas Carol." But you'll have to hurry. Both the Spotlighters' musical, "Scrooge," and Fell's Point Corner Theatre's original play, "Whatever Happened to Jacob Marley?" close this weekend.

The Leslie Bricusse musical, "Scrooge," has become a tradition at the Spotlighters. The current production, directed by B. Thomas Rinaldi, stars Dale Trott in the title role, with James Fletcher as Bob Cratchit and 8-year-old Noah Lorup as Tiny Tim.

Meanwhile, Fell's Point Corner has produced an original sequel, with a script by John Bruce Johnson and Beverly Sokal, music by Lloyd Marcus and lyrics by Johnson. The show continues the story of Jacob Marley, introducing him to such historic Marylanders as William Fell, Robert Long and Frederick Douglass.

Showtimes for "Scrooge" at the Spotlighters Theatre, 817 St. Paul St., are 8 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $10; students and seniors, $9; children under 12, $5. Call 410-752-1225.

Showtimes for "Whatever Happened to Jacob Marley?" at Fell's Point Corner, 251 S. Ann. St., are 8 p.m. tomorrow, 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, and 7 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $10-$11; seniors and students, $9; children under 12, $5. Call 410-276-7837.

Pub Date: 12/18/97

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