"A Christmas Carol": Play Review

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For my play review I decided to review "A Christmas Carol". I also had the pleasure of seeing "Hello Dolly". I was very impressed by the Casper College production of "A Christmas Carol" the script managed to keep the same story line while making it accessible to even the very young. It was nice to see a lot of families sitting in the crowd, because it is so important that children are subjected to theatre while their young so that they can really culturally rounded.When the show first started I didn't know what to make of it, because it wasn't quiet the story line I remember from other renditions of A Christmas Carol . The play had a lot of singing and chanting which lightened the mood and made it more intense. The actors also used a lot of repetition. For example, tick, tick, tick, time, time, time, money, money, money. However, despite the repetiton these words were different in each context.I particularly enjoyed the acting in this play. The play was very well cast. Although mostly men it didn't feel like it was lacking women. I found one actor really amusing, that was Christian. He managed to pull of being a women very funnily. His gestures were always over the top adding flair to the show and emphasizing the comedic relief in the script. I also was very impressed with Natasha Radosevich. Her innocent looks and beautiful musicianship was what made the play. The other children were also a nice touch. Tiny Tim was cast perfectly although he didn't quite have the whole limp down. Scrooges (Richard Burk) was also really well cast. He looked the part and did a perfect baw hum bug. I also cannot say enough about each of the ghosts. Maddie although quite portrayed the ghost very well. She also did a nice hiss at Scrooge. And Antione was the best comical relief with his scooting around singing on the scooter and is part as Christmas Present. It was impressive that the cast was so small and so well cast. Even though each character had so many jobs they did them all to a tee.The director did a nice job of putting this play together. The actors and actresses worked well together. The scene changes were really smooth. The use of the bed was the perfect way to show the craziness of what he was going through with out a ton of special effects. As I have already noted the acting was performed very convincingly and with very good quality. The rhythm of the play also seem very well done. Although it was a short version it left the audience wanting more yet it tied up all of the ends very well.The scenery was very helpful to the play. Though a little twisted looking everything fit the part. It was interesting to see the actors and stage crew change scenes too with all of the chanting and singing I found myself enjoying scene changes where as in other plays that wouldn't be something that...

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