Anything L.A. Liberal Magazine
Nov 292012
 

 

The world premiere of The Second Citys A Christmas Carol Twist Your Dickens

(L to R) Frank Caeti and Dan Castellaneta in The Second City s A Christmas Carol: Twist Your Dickens! Photo by Craig Schwartz

THE WORLD PREMIERE OF THE SECOND CITY’S
“A CHRISTMAS CAROL: TWIST YOUR DICKENS!”
 OPENS NOVEMBER 29 AT THE CTG/ KIRK DOUGLAS THEATRE
Performances Continue Through December 30, 2012. 

 

The world premiere of The Second Citys A Christmas Carol Twist Your Dickens

A Christmas Carol: Twist Your Dickens!” is written by Peter Gwinn and Bobby Mort and directed by Marc Warzecha. Photo by Craig Schwartz

The world premiere of The Second City’s “A Christmas Carol: Twist Your Dickens!,”  a hilarious take on Charles Dickens’ classic Christmas tale, opens November 29 at the Center Theatre Group/Kirk Douglas Theatre at 8 p.m. and continues through December 30, 2012.

The Second City’s “A Christmas Carol: Twist Your Dickens!” is written by Second City alums, Peter Gwinn (formerly of “The Colbert Report”) and Bobby Mort (currently of “The Colbert Report”) and is directed by yet another Second City alum, Marc Warzecha.  The cast features Frank Caeti (“MADtv”), Larry Joe Campbell (“According to Jim”), Dan Castellaneta (“The Simpsons”), Amanda Blake Davis (“Second City Does Dallas” at the Dallas Theater Center), Brian Stepanek (“The Suite Life of Zack and Cody”),  Jean Villepique (“Up All Night”) and Ron West (“3rd Rock from the Sun”).

With its trademark humor, irreverence and originality, The Second City, in a creative collaboration with CTG, is taking the classic Charles Dickens’ Christmas tale and giving it a hearty twist.  In addition to Scrooge (played by Ron West), the ever-morphing ensemble will bring the famous Victorian streets to frenzied life with Tiny Tim, that fat, plucked goose, all those know-it-all ghosts, a host of anachronistic characters and hilarious improvs which will have Dickens guffawing in his grave. The cast will be joined by an ever-changing stable of starry, drop-in special guests.

The scenic design is by Tom Buderwitz, costume design by Leah Piehl, lighting design by Brandon Baruch and sound design by Cricket S. Myers. The production stage manager is Kirsten Parker. U.S. Bank is a proud sponsor of The Second City’s “A Christmas Carol: Twist Your Dickens.”
Tickets for  The Second City’s “A Christmas Carol: Twist Your Dickens!” are available by calling (213) 628-2772, online at www.CenterTheatreGroup.org, in person at the Center Theatre Group box office at the Ahmanson Theatre or two hours prior to performances at the Kirk Douglas Theatre box office.  The Kirk Douglas Theatre is located at 9820 Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232.

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