A New Digital Musical 'Estella Scrooge' Is In The Works


A brand new Christmas musical Estella Scrooge, A Christmas Carol With A Twist, takes the stage this week....one actor at a time! In partnership with Streaming Musicals, the production will be produced and digitally captured live, using green screen technology, intricate story-boarding and virtual sets that will bring this fully realized musical to life and to audiences worldwide, just in time for Christmas.

The musical features an all-star cast of Betsy Wolfe as ‘Estella Scrooge’ and Clifton Duncan as ‘Philip Nickleby’ and co-stars Tony Award nominee Patrick Page as ‘Mr. Merdle,’ with Tony Award nominee Carolee Carmello as ‘Marla Havisham’ and Tony Award nominee Danny Burstein as ‘Ebenezer Scrooge.’ The cast also includes, Megan McGinnis as ‘Betty Cratchit,’ Lauren Patten as ‘Dawkins,’ Adam Halpin as ‘Bob Cratchit,’ Sarah Litzsinger as ‘Sissy Jupe,’ Tom Nelis as ‘Dedlock,’ EM Grosland as ‘Smike,’ Phoenix Best as ‘Charity & Mercy,’ David Bryant as ‘Mr. Podsnap,’ Gabrielle Reid as ‘Mrs. Pumblechook,’ Samuel Lee Roberts as ‘Mr. Flopson,’ Michael Francis McBride as ‘Mr. Dombey,’ Michele Lee as ‘Mrs. Noggs,’ Kristen Faith Oei as ‘Ms. Skiffins,’ William Youmans as ‘Magwitch & Bagstock,’ Kevyn Morrow as ‘Jasper Jaggers’, Willow McCarthy as ‘Tiny Tammy', Brooklyn Shuck as 'Young Essy' and Joziyah Jean-Felix as 'Young Pip".

Director and book writer John Caird said, “I’m so happy to be bringing a new musical to life in these mad and maddening times. Though the whole creative team is having to learn new techniques to bring the actors and their characters together, it’s wonderful to be able to provide employment for the theatre community while we enliven the old Christmas Carol story with a new twist for today. At a time of great conflict and hardship, I hope we can shine a little ray of optimism into the surrounding darkness.”

Estella Scrooge features a book and direction by Tony Award winner John Caird, music and lyrics by Tony Award nominee Paul Gordon, musical supervision byBrad Haak(Mary Poppins), director of photography and Tyler Milliron,production art design by Zach Wilson, costume design by Somie Pak, hair and makeup design by Dena Olivieri, props design by Katherine White, choreography by Natalie Lomonte and casting by Tara Rubin Casting.

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