A Christmas Carol: Reviews

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A Christmas Carol at Triad Stage

By Charles Dickens, Adapted by Preston Lane
Original Music Composed by David E. Smith

Scenic Design by John Coyne | Lighting Design by Roz Fulton | Costume Design by Kelsey Hunt | Sound Design by David E. Smith | Music Direction by Justin P. Cowan | Choreography by Sara Ruth Tourek

"Director Bryan Conger is able to utilize the ensemble of young actors in a way that both comments on the social/political neglect of underprivileged youth and empowers the group as central narrators of the plot. It is interesting to note that the production begins and ends with children, with very few scenes throughout not in some way shaped by their presence. Children, especially this cast of performers, are able to humanize the notions of need, fragility, and abandonment. Therefore, when coupled with Conger's choice to juxtapose their story-driving narration with blocking that depicts instrumentality, in scenes in where the children literally become used inanimate objects, the emotional impact is unmistakable."

- Brandon C. Jones, Classical Voice of North Carolina

Words from Bryan

"A Christmas Carol shows us it’s never too late to change and be a better human being, to give to one another—to see beyond our own needs and engage with everyone to strengthen and enrich the community around us. Dickens teaches us that success and happiness aren’t measured by what we have, but by what we do.”