The jesters has a 20+ year tradition of spending december with scrooge, marley's ghost, bob cratchit, tiny tim, and the ghosts of christmas past, present and yet-to-come, and the achingly beautiful music and lyrics of leslie bricusse. Scrooge the musical is a 1992 stage version of the 1970 film starring albert finney in the title role leslie bricusse was nominated for an oscar for his songwriting for that film, and he carried over many of the songs from the movie to this stage production. Bricusse (or the director, i know not which) even has scrooge go so far as to steal the penny out of a beggar child's cup i felt that this crossed the line in deviating from the original character, for as we know him, ebenezer scrooge is a skinflint, but not a thief. Although the music was composed by leslie bricusse and nominated for two academy awards, bricusse could not write music he would dictate lyrics and melody to music supervisor ian fraser who would transcribe and arrange them for scrooge's score. Nephew harry (michael medwin) drops in on grouchy uncle ebenezer (albert finey) and downtrodden clerk bob cratchit (david collings) in leslie bricusse's musical version of a christmas carol, scrooge, 1970.
The notion of albert finney playing ebenezer scrooge is admittedly mind-boggling, and so is the idea of a christmas carol being turned into a musical but scrooge works very nicely on its intended level and the kids sitting near me seemed to be having a good time. As with annie last year , scrooge the musical by leslie bricusse has a big cast -- 24 bio'd players plus 23 charmers in the three children's casts (designated nickleby, copperfield and pickwick, recalling characters from dickens) except for six principals, the roles are double- or triple-cast, a policy of sharing out that must have made. Scrooge was designed as a follow-up to 1968's oliver, the oscar-winning musicalization of charles dickens' oliver twistthe umpteenth musical version of dickens' 1843 novelette a christmas carol, scrooge is blessed with several sprightly leslie bricusse songs, including the bonafide hit thank you very much.
This version casts the famous dickens characters as anthropomorphic animals ebenezer scrooge and his relatives are skunks , bob cratchit and his family are rabbits , the ghost of jacob marley is a cricket , the ghost of christmas past is a stork , the ghost of christmas present is a kangaroo and the ghost of christmas yet to come is a walrus. The fictional character ebenezer scrooge of dickens's a christmas carol origin: the use of the word came from the name of the character, ebenezer scrooge in charles dickens book, a christmas carol, and was thus used to describe someone who acted like the character in the book. Better quality then the ones that are already uploaded scrooge is a 1970 technicolor musical film adaptation in panavision of charles dickens' 1843 story, a christmas carol. This engaging musical by leslie bricusse finds scrooge (albert finney) as the parsimonious miser with a heart of stone who hates the revelry of the christmas holiday mcu side characters jack. On christmas eve, an old miser named ebenezer scrooge is visited by the spirit of his former partner, jacob marley the deceased partner was in his lifetime as mean and miserly as scrooge see full summary .
Ebenezer scrooge, however, thinks nothing of christmas he is the surviving partner of scrooge and marley, private merchant bankers and moneylenders his clerk, bob cratchit, overworked and underpaid has a hard time asking for time off, with pay, for christmas. Scrooge the musical book, music and lyrics by leslie bricusse full length musical, backing tracks, christmas/holiday, dramatic comedy, 19th century, victorian (british and american. Scrooge blu-ray (1970): starring albert finney, alec guinness and edith evans in 1860, the stingy and cranky ebenezer scrooge that hates christmas loathes people and defends the decrease of the. Albert finney is an incredible actor and he brings the character of scrooge to life more than any other actor has (by leslie bricusse), from the jaunty to the. The musical--its upcoming production celebrating the theatre's 50th anniversary, opening december 4 and running for two weekends of matinee and evening performances until december 13, 2015 theatre bristol's production of leslie bricusse's scrooge.
Many actors have tackled ebenezer scrooge featuring an effective score by leslie bricusse — the toe-tapping thank you very much received an oscar nomination with all disney. Allied to dickens's genius and with leslie bricusse's book, music and lyrics los - performing as leatherhead musical theatre - could not fail to thrill the fortunate audience a host of principals, ranging from the mesmeric scrooge aka barry stevens, to the merely very good performances of the chorus and children, brought john and colin's show. Ebenezer scrooge essay examples an analysis of the character of ebenezer scrooge in scrooge by leslie bricusse 620 words 1 page the four main characters in the. This charming adaptation of the immortal story is by renowned writer, composer and lyricist leslie bricusse, and closely adapted from the 1970 musical film scrooge, which earned bricusse an oscar nomination for his score.
Scrooge: the musical is a 1992 stage musical with book, music and lyrics by leslie bricusse  its score and book are closely adapted from the music and screenplay of the 1970 musical film scrooge starring albert finney. Balladeer's blog's christmas carol-a-thon for 2016 comes to a close with a look at this gay-oriented adaptation of the dickens classic it's also a musical, but unfortunately the songs struck me as being as blah as most of leslie bricusse's output in scrooge (1970. Scrooge: the musical is a stage musical with book, music and lyrics by leslie bricusse its score and book are closely adapted from the music and screenplay of the 1970 musical film scrooge starring albert finney and a christmas carol by charles dickens.