Treat Yourself To See Scrooge At The Nevada City Theater This Holiday Season

Treat Yourself To See Scrooge At The Nevada City Theater This Holiday Season

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LeGacy Presents is proud to present Rodger Hoopman’s SCROOGE as their annual holiday production at the Nevada Theatre. The original production of SCROOGE opened in 1978 in Cal Expo’s Golden Bear Playhouse, directed by Gary McFadyen and featuring Rodger Hoopman as Scrooge. Since then, SCROOGE has played each holiday season to enthusiastic audiences throughout Northern California.

Directed by Sue LeGate Halford, choreographed by Dinah Smith, with musical direction by Beverly Marks, SCROOGE is a must see this Christmas season! With Rodger Hoopman in the title role for his 38th year, SCROOGE makes its debut at the Nevada Theatre this holiday season opening November 25 and playing through December 24th. Joining Hoopman in this delightful musical are LeGacy veterans Darryl Stines as the Ghost of Jacob Marley, Sara Noah as the Ghost of Christmas Past (and Mother Cratchit) and Kris Meadows as the Ghost of Christmas Present. More familiar faces from LeGacy productions are Connor McGehee, Makenna Harrison, Amber Busse & Brian Arnold. Newcomers Zed Freedman as young Ebeneezer and Robert Peters as Tiny Tim. Rounding out the cast are Patrick Moore and Dinah Smith as the lively Fezziwig couple.

Sacramento Bee Arts Critic Robert Masullo wrote: “His Scrooge is singular. He’s irascible, inarticulate and mean. Nevertheless and remarkably, he creates something close to sympathy for Scrooge.” Bee Arts critic Alfred Kay scribed…”like Carol Channing as Dolly Levi or Yul Brynner as the King of Siam, the local director and actor has made the role his own. He handles it with a depth of fury and bitterness that makes you wonder how Bob Cratchit ever showed up for work.” Sacramento Union critic Richard Simon wrote: “Hoopman has polished his conception of Scrooge so the character glows with a patina akin to that of rubbed mahogany. He makes his points both as the misanthrope and miser of Christmas eve and the philanthropist of Christmas day with utmost simplicity and directness of speech and gesture.” Patricia Beach Smith, Bee Arts Critic, said: “Rodger Hoopman, as the unlikable yet redeemable title character, was a convincing Scrooge in a tour de force part, honed over many years of practice. His transformation from a persnickety old money-grabber to a generous, almost giddy everybody’s uncle, proved his mettle.”

The production includes an original musical score by Hoopman and Rob Knable (with additional music and lyrics by Warren Harrison) which “weaves about a dozen clever songs through the threads of the original story…making the holiday musical a delight.” (Joanne Burkett, Roseville Press Tribune).

“The set captures Dickens’ time, place and ambiance. The narrow houses line a narrow street, and though they are rendered on flat canvas, the scene evokes the comforting feeling of an advent calendar and makes one want to open the small windows for the prizes within.” (Alfred Kay, Sacramento Bee)
Performances are Friday and Saturdays at 7:30 ( with exception of December 24th, which is a 2 pm matinee ) Thursday December 8th & 22nd at 7pm , Sunday December 4th and 18th at 2pm.
Tickets for SCROOGE are only $20 in advance, available at The Bookseller, Harmony Books, online at LeGacypresents.com or by calling (530) 268-5419
Reserved seating $35 available only online or through the box office


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