Jefferson Parish Performing Arts Society

Jefferson Parish Performing Arts Society

FROM THE TONY AND OLIVIER AWARD-WINNING DIRECTOR OF LES MISÉRABLES and NICHOLAS NICKLEBY AND THE TONY NOMINATED COMPOSER OF JANE EYRE

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Estella Scrooge

A Christmas Carol with a Twist

Now Available to stream!

(Through Jan. 31)

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Created by John Caird & Paul Gordon

The Holidays are here and this year Estella Scrooge (like her ancestor Ebenezer) is haunted by three uninvited visitors. In this unique take on a classic story, you'll experience a mix of a few Dickens classic tales brought to life as a lush new Broadway musical.

Estella Scrooge is a young Wall Street tycoon with a penchant for foreclosing. A hotelier in her hometown of Pickwick, Ohio has defaulted on his mortgage loan and Estella fancies the idea of delivering the foreclosure in person on Christmas Eve. Arriving at Harthouse, Estella discovers that the defaulting party is none other than her childhood sweetheart, Pip Nickleby.

With a talented cast and incredible music, you're in for a holiday treat for all ages!

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CAST

BetsyWolfe

Betsy Wolfe

(Waitress)

CliftonDuncan

Clifton Duncan

(The Play That Goes
Wrong)

Lauren Patten - Received 2020 (NY Impact)

Lauren Patten

(Jagged Little Pill)

PatrickPage

Patrick Page

(Hadestown)

CaroleeCarmello

Carolee Carmello

(Parade)

DannyBurnstein

Danny Burnstein

(Moulin Rouge)

MeganMcGinnis

Megan McGinnis

(Little Women)

AdamHalpin

Adam Halpin

(Dear Evan Hanson)

TomNeils

Tom Nelis

(The Visit)

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Phoenix Best

(Dear Evan Hansen)

Grosland-Em

Em Grosland

(Emotional Creature)

Litzsinger-Sarah

Sarah Litzsinger

(Beatuy and the Beast)

DavidBryant

David Bryant

(Les Misérables)

GabrielleReid

Gabrielle Reid

(Beautiful: The Carol King Musical)

MichaelFrancisMcBride

Michael Francis McBride

(Alvin Ailey)

MichelleLee

Michelle Lee

(Nutcracker Rouge)

KristenFaithOei

Kristen Faith Oei

(The King and I)

SamuelLeeRoberts

Samuel Lee Roberts

(Radio City Music Hall’s Christmas Spectacular)

MegGibson

Meg Gibson

(The Gabriels)

WilliamYoumans

William Youmans

(Wicked)

JoziyahJeanFeliz

Joziyah Jean-Felix

(The Lion King)

BrooklynShuck

Brooklyn Shuck

(Evil)

KevynMorrow

Kevyn Morrow

(Moulin Rouge!)

PHOTOS + VIDEO

REVIEWS

“Estella Scrooge: A Christmas Carol With a Twist” breathes new life into Charles Dickens’ classic tale."

"The two leads are especially striking: Wolfe makes Estella’s cold-to-warm arc believable, while Duncan is charming and captivating as the generous but firm hotelier who must save Harthouse. They convey their complicated history well and have palpable chemistry despite having to film their scenes in isolation."

"...the relationships are fleshed out and feel authentic. The plot stays true to Dickens and pays homage to its predecessor — one of the three spirits to visit Estella is Ebenezer himself — while offering some refreshing updates."

LA Times

"… the film works wonders visually under the pandemic-era restrictions that have made so many other productions resort to tedious Zoom boxes."

"The characters appear to be interacting together in an office or a hotel lobby, when in fact the actors were isolated in far-flung locations, performing separately."

"Many of the songs in the show are lyrical or witty, lovely or lively – and delivered by a cast of pros who know what they’re doing."

New York Theater - Jonathan Mandell

"With dozens of new movies and specials streaming or broadcasting on various platforms, discerning viewers might be lulled into believing they could easily skip this one, that it’s just another repackaging of the Charles Dickens classic into a cross-gender bender...And they would be oh so very wrong.

Estella Scrooge is so much more than that. It is a charming, thoughtful vehicle for a number of well-established stars of musical theatre that addresses an agenda of timely issues such as homelessness, poverty, mental illness, LGBTQ acceptance, racial inclusivity and the need for family during dire times.

Alan Smason, theatrecriticism.com