A refreshing new look at a traditional holiday standard, Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” the musical, is worth driving to Eustis. With a cast of 25 in full period attire and impressive English and Cockney accents, this is a play to be seen and enjoyed.
The major characters are strikingly well cast to perform and sing their parts for a well entertained audience. With a small stage, the sets are exceptionally well-adapted to quick change from street scenes, Scrooge’s office, the bedroom and several locations during the three ghost visits.
This adaptation certainly deserves a trip to the State Theater of Eustis to start the holiday season.
The solos and ensembles blend well and the music really enhances the action.
The use of a narrator fills in some of the story’s blank spots and allows for the unique scene changes. The play runs through Dec. 15.
Ticket information is available at www.baystreetplayers.org or (352) 357-7777. A play for all the family. Bring the children and grandchildren.
Villager Don Simson reviews local theater for Villages-News.com.