1 Act, Book Musical, Rated G
TheatreWorks USA Version (1988)
A young author struggles to write the Christmas story that will become the most famous holiday tale of all time. A Charles Dickens Christmas is a highly original take on A Christmas Carol that gives a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of the holiday classic.
Charles Dickens attempts to provide his publisher with a Christmas story he promised to write, but keeps coming up short. With the aid of his artistic muse, Dickens faces-and comes to terms with-his own troubled youth, learning the true meaning of Christmas and finding the inspiration for his immortal holiday classic.
This humorous and sentimental show is pure family entertainment. Each character in this small cast plays a large part in telling the alternate story of Charles Dickens. A Charles Dickens Christmas' rich musical score is sure to put the holiday cheer in every member of the audience.
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Composer/Lyricist Frank Loesser met and fell in love with his wife, Jo Sullivan, after casting her as Rosabella in The Most Happy Fella. Their daughter Emily Loesser is now a star of the musical theatre as well.