Scrooge In Rouge

A 'spirited' holiday comedy that’s sure to make you blush
Book and Lyrics by Ricky Graham | Additional Material by Jeffery Roberson | Other Interesting Bits by Yvette Hargis | Original Music Composed by Jefferson Turner
Regional Premiere
Dec 2 2021 to Dec 24 2021

The Royal Music Hall Variety Players' production of A Christmas Carol is in a pickle after seventeen members of the company suddenly fall ill. This leaves the three remaining members to plow on (so to speak) through a musical performance of the Dickens classic. Expect missed cues, unfamiliar characters, and costume mishaps aplenty. With cheeky puns and bawdy songs, this quick-change, cross-dressing version of the Christmas tale is a hilarious holiday treat!

"Likely to be the funniest, campiest, most delightful, most all-around entertaining Christmas show you’ll be seeing this holiday season" - StageSceneLA

Performance Schedule: 

Scrooge in Rouge runs 12/2 through 12/24
*Additional performances on 12/21 and 12/22 at 7:30
Thursdays 7:30
Fridays & Saturdays 8:00
Sundays 3:00
ASL Interpretation, by Naomi Bird and Revetta Van Noy, Thursday, Dec 16
Safe Sunday (must show proof of vaccination) Dec 19
The show runs about 1 hr 45 min, counting intermission
Streaming available 6pm Dec 9 until 10pm Dec 24

Cast: 

Alfred Da Cappo - Cherish Robinson*
Charlie Schmaltz - Jovane Caamaño*
Lottie Obbligato - Alejandro Saucedo**
Vesta Virile - Gloria Vivica Benavides*

*Member, Actors' Equity Association     **Equity Membership Candidate

Production Staff: 

Director/Choreographer: Danielle Georgiou
Musical Director : Cherish Robinson
Stage Manager: Tiffany Cromwell*
Assistant Stage Manager: Flower Avila
Set and Lighting Designer: Lori Honeycutt
Sound Designer: Mark Howard
Costume Designer: Sarah Mosher
Props:  Lynn Lovett
Sound Mixer: Joshua Nguyen
Assistant Costume Designer: Mary Swanson

About the Author: 

Ricky Graham has written his other holiday musical, The Pecan Cracker, for Southern Rep Theatre in New Orleans. He’s written, directed, and performed in Crescent City for WWNO, an affiliate of National Public Radio. With Jeff Roberson he has written Gone With The Breaking Wind, and with Jefferson Turner and Sean Patterson Ricky has written The Money Box, based on Molière’s The Miser, which premiered at the Department of Theatre Arts at Loyola University, New Orleans.

Jefferson Turner holds a BA in Music History from Loyola University; since then he has built a career in performing, music directing, and composing in theatre. He has worked at many theatres, including Rivertown Theatres, Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre, NOLA Project, Jefferson Performing Arts Society, and Cripple Creek Theatre Company. From 2003 – 2005, Jefferson was the music director in residence for NORD’s Ty Tracy Theatre. In 2006 he attended the Cabaret Conference at Yale, and has gone on to write and perform many original cabaret works with Amy Alvarez, Ricky Graham, Sean Patterson and Mandy Zirkenbach, and Janet Shea, including Scrooge in Rouge. In 2013, Jefferson wrote (with Graham and Patterson) an original musical for the Theatre Department at Loyola University, The Money Box, based on Moliere’s play The Miser. He has music directed the regional premieres of Tony Award-winning musicals Next to Normal and Fun Home, both with Southern Rep Theatre. He is the recipient of several Big Easy Awards, and spends much of his time developing and performing new works for local stages.

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