Tuesday, December 4, 2012
The theater will perform the holiday classic two weekends only, beginning Dec. 7.
If this holiday season has you feeling a little "bah, humbug," the Silver Spring Stage's hour-long performance of A Christmas Carol may do the trick. The theater will present its version of the classic play based on the book by Charles Dickens two weekends only, Dec. 7-9 and Dec. 14-16. Performances are Friday and Saturday evenings at 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday afternoons at 2 p.m. There will also be a "pay what you can" preview of the play Thursday, Dec. 6. Silver Spring's Ebeneezer Scrooge was adapted by Michael Hardwick, directed and co-produced by Pauline Griller-Mitchell and co-produced by Natalie McManus, who also narrates the play. Nick Sampson plays Scrooge, Brendan Murray is Bob Cratchit and two actors, Ian Murray and Camden …
Monday, December 19, 2011
Adaptation of A Christmas Carol gives whole family a chance to get in the holiday spirit.
- HOLIDAY GUIDE
- Ben Gross
Monday, December 19, 2011
The Silver Spring Stage, a local theater company, performs Michael Hardwick adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, with four members of Silver Spring’s Murray family – dad Brendan, mom Kirsten, daughter Kelsey and son Ian involved in the production. During the show's last weekend, Brendan said expressed how performing with his family has been very special to him. “Both of my children are acting on stage; my daughter helped paint the set, as did my wife who also helped with costuming, hospitality, and backstage logistics; I occasionally ran the sound board. To have the whole family participate in the creation of such a beautiful end product is a rare gift,” he continued. The production transplanted the familiar tale of Ebenezer …
Saturday, December 18, 2010
Silver Spring Stage offers a light retelling of Dickens' A Christmas Carol.
It's an unwritten requirement that you must see at least one rendition of Dickens' A Christmas Carol during the holiday season, whether you see it on television, the Internet or borrow a DVD from the library. This Christmas, I chose the live theater version. Silver Spring Stage presented Michael Hardwick's adaption of the story starring actors Jonas Ventimiglia as narrator, Ken Kemp as Ebenezer Scrooge, Harper Kaufman and Rebecca Korn as the Ghost of Christmas Past and Sandy Irving as the Ghost of Christmas Present. Silver Spring Stage's A Christmas Carol offers a family-friendly performance that will entertain those who are already familiar with the story. Hardwick's adaptation may be too abbreviated for those who haven't memorized …
Saturday, November 6, 2010
The classic play runs in December.
The story of Ebenezer Scrooge's run-in with three ghosts and the outcome of his miserly bad behavior is as much of a staple in the holiday season as last-minute gift shopping and sitting on Santa's lap. Since Charles Dickens finished A Christmas Carol way back in 1843, it's been performed in radio plays, major productions, TV movies—even Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck have gotten in on the act. This year, the players of the Silver Spring Stage are planning to wow audiences and do Dickens proud by bringing the familiar characters and memorable storyline of A Christmas Carol. On a Wednesday evening with two hours of rehearsal on the schedule, Silver Spring native and production director Donna Shute and assistant director Jessica Wesley call …