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First Stage puts on last performance of "Scrooge" today

Dec. 09, 2012 @ 10:03 AM

HUNTINGTON —  First Stage Theater Company puts an Old West twist onto “Scrooge: The Musical” that will be performed at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9  at Jean Carlo Stephenson Auditorium at Huntington City Hall.

 “Scrooge,” which First Stage has moved westward to the mythical Colorado mountain town of London during 1881 in the midst of a silver mining boom, stars Tommy Smirl as Scrooge along with a 55-member cast.

Ebenezer Scrooge has made his fortunate exploiting every dreamer with a pickaxe that has come to make his fortune and as Christmas nears he sees little need to help or have sympathy for any of the less fortunate in his town.

Tickets are $12, $10 for seniors and children ages 12 and under. Group rates of 10 or more get $2 off ticket price.

 Justin McElroy, who is directing the 55-member-cast with his wife Sydnee, said after two rounds of directing the smaller, “Best Christmas Pageant Ever” in 2011 and 2005, they wanted to take a swing at Justin’s favorite holiday film, “Scrooge the Musical,” but punt the figgy pudding, pounds and British accents to the curb.

“We didn’t want to do something cheesy like say a 1970s ‘Scrooge,’ but we wanted to do something different,” Sydnee said.

For more information, go online at  www.firststagetheatre.org