What to do in Oklahoma on Dec. 11, 2012: See Lyric Theatre’s “A Christmas Carol” in Oklahoma City’s Plaza District
Today’s featured event:
See Lyric Theatre’s encore production of “A Christmas Carol” at 7:30 tonight at Lyric at the Plaza, 1727 NW 16th Street in the Plaza District.
Performances continue through Dec. 29.
Directed by artistic director Michael Baron with a score assembled by Baron and Josh Schmidt (composer of off-Broadway’s “The Adding Machine”), “A Christmas Carol” incorporates more than a dozen familiar carols that were recorded by a Celtic ensemble in Milwaukee, reports The Oklahoman’s Fine Arts Editor Rick Rogers.
Portraying the story’s protagonist is Jonathan Beck Reed, with Tom Orr as Bob Cratchit, Susan Riley as Mrs. Cratchit, Matthew Alvin Brown as Fred and Young Scrooge, Jayme Petete as the Ghost of Christmas Past and Mandy Jiran as the Ghost of Christmas Present.
“I think on some level, we all see ourselves in Scrooge,” Reed told Rick. “You don’t return that phone call you should or you pass by the Salvation Army guy ringing the bell. We can relate to not being as charitable or as kind as we should be.
“But because we see Scrooge as a person who can be better, we want to be better people ourselves. It’s an important story to tell. Christmas is a time of tradition and it inspires us to be our best.”
To read more of Rick’s preview of the show, click here.
For more information, go to http://lyrictheatreokc.com.
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