Producing Artistic Director Carolyn Griffin is pleased to announce A BROADWAY CHRISTMAS CAROL, created by Kathy Feininger, will return to MetroStage for a third season for the holidays November 15 through December 23rd. It has been produced the past two seasons and has become a holiday tradition here at MetroStage. Prior to 2009, it had played to sold out houses at Round House Theatre in Silver Spring, Maryland, for seven consecutive years ending in 2004.
Michael Sharp returns to MetroStage to direct and choreograph this production and play the role of Scrooge. He played the role of Scrooge last year at MetroStage, three times at Round House Theatre, and has directed and played Scrooge at the Greenbrier Valley Theatre, Lewisburg, WV. Mr. Sharp performed in MetroStage’s production of Side by Side by Sondheim (Helen Hayes nomination) at the Omni Shoreham in 1996, and he opened the new theatre in 2001 in Starting Here, Starting Now. He has also been seen at Signature Theatre in Sweeney Todd and Grand Hotel (Helen Hayes Award), and many others. He currently lives in Covington, Virginia.
Jacob Kidder will direct the music. In Boston he music directed at the Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston. Since he has moved to the area, he has played keyboard in the pit at Signature Theatre. He studied music at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. Howard Breitbart will join the production as accompanist and The Man Behind the Piano beginning November 29. He has music directed at MetroStage for The Last Five Years and Closer Than Ever, played for A BROADWAY CHRISTMAS CAROL at Round House for several years and has toured with Capitol Steps for the past two decades.
The cast also features Tracey Stephens who is returning to MetroStage as the Woman Who Isn’t Scrooge. She has been with the Capitol Steps for the last twelve years, currently playing Sarah Palin, Hillary Clinton, Laura Bush and Kim Jong ill. She has just returned from as exhaustive tour of the country during this recently completed political season. She understudied The Last Five Years here at MetroStage many years ago, and has studied with the Groundlings in L.A. Russell Sunday joins the troupe this season to play the Man Who Isn’t Scrooge. He has been seen at MetroStage in Closer Than Ever and Musical of Musical (The Musical!). He has recently been seen in Brother Russia at Signature Theatre and Little Shop of Horrors at Olney.
Performances for A BROADWAY CHRISTMAS CAROL will be Thursdays and Fridays at 8 pm, Saturdays at 3 pm and 8 pm, Sundays at 3 pm and 7 pm, November 15th through December 23rd (no performance on Thanksgiving and a special added performance on Wednesday, November 21 at 7 pm where all tickets are $35). Thursday November 15th will be a PWYC. Press night is Sunday November 18th at 7 pm. For ticket reservations call 800-494-8497 or go online to www.metrostage.org. For information and group sales call 703-548-9044. MetroStage is located at 1201 North Royal St. in North Old Town Alexandria. There is a free parking lot and fine dining nearby. The theatre is handicap accessible.