Ah, dear friends who are local to Boston, starting next Friday, December 10 in Groton, MA, four Friars (a family record!) will be performing live on stage and we would love to see you in the audience. A message lies below from the Messenger who hauntingly blesses Ebenezer Scrooge with a life-giving path of repentance. Please read it and accept our invitation to come. And a Merry Christmas to ye!
I wanted to let you know that New Life Fine Arts is again producing “Musical Theater That You Can Believe In”.
Coming this December 10 -19, 2021 we will be bringing the original adaptation of the Charles Dickens famous Christmas Classic, “Ebenezer Scrooge: A Christmas Carol” back to the stage in Groton, MA for 8 performances.
In April 2020, we were ready to do an encore production of “Esther” but had to bring it to a halt due to the pandemic. After having nearly 5000 attend in September 2019 we were hoping to delight audiences again with this incredible story. Well that is history but now we are bringing one of our favorites back.
New Life Fine Arts Musical Theater company’s powerfully orchestrated retelling of the radical, Christmas-Eve transformation of ageing Ebenezer Scrooge—the “Bah-humbug”-ing miser who hates Christmas—has become a New England tradition, gripping audiences since 1987. The show features a gifted cast of 65 actors complete with live orchestra, colorful sets, costumes and special effects that will lift audiences back to a long-ago, wintry Victorian London for Scrooge’s unforgettable encounter with the Christmas Spirit. The retelling of Scrooge’s unhappy past and present preoccupations, with predictions of his woeful future, is interwoven with original songs by Concord composer and playwright David MacAdam as well as with well-known Christmas carols, including “O Little Town of Bethlehem,” written by Boston’s own Phillips Brooks. The cast, with marvelous songs, leads theatergoers to the moment of the startling change that overtakes Scrooge—and by the show’s climax even the audience might be tempted to join in singing.
All eight performances will be held at the Groton-Dunstable Performing Arts Center, 344 Main Street, Groton, MA. Evening performances are scheduled for 7:30 PM Dec. 10, 11, 17, and 18. Saturday and Sunday matinees will be at 2:30 pm, Dec. 11,12, 18 and 19. Tickets are $24 per Adult, $22 for Seniors, Students and $ 18 for Groups of over 10. Tickets are available online at NewLifeFineArts.org. or 978-254-1220 (9am – 5pm) and at newlifefinearts.vbotickets.com.