A Christmas Carol (Origin Theatre Company)
Chelsea
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A Christmas Carol (Origin Theatre Company) NYC Reviews and Tickets

92%
(5 Reviews)
Positive
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Mixed
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Members say
Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Funny, Great staging

About the Show

The past, present, and future intermingle in Origin Theatre Company's one-man, site-specific parlor performance of Charles Dickens’ holiday classic taking place in the Chelsea townhouse and theater space.

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Member Reviews (5)

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Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Must see, Great staging

See it if Wow - A Christmas Carol like it was meant to be experienced. From beginning to end, felt taken care of (minced pie, mulled wine, warmth...)

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Delightful, Entertaining, Enchanting, Fluffy, Great singing

See it if You're feeling festive

Don't see it if You want something more on the serious side

Critic Reviews (4)

December 4th, 2017

"With only one performer playing all roles and a three person chorus singing carols at the beginning, this classic tale has charm and wit...The result is a lovely recitation of a holiday classic. It is full of theme, and rich with perfectly executed text...Director Erwin Maas has made certain that the depth of the text is understood throughout the entire play...Here’s to Origin Theatre, for also providing mulled wine and minced pie, a delightful addition to a surprisingly inventive hour of theater."
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December 14th, 2017

"Songs of love and hope/Steadily set the pace/As a Dickens classic waits/To burst out from the page...Elmore James, Elmore James/Jolly all the way/There’s no way you leave this show/Without a happy face."
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December 2nd, 2017

"No matter your knowledge of 'A Christmas Carol,' the comfort of the room and the striking entrance of our narrator is guarantee enough that a treat is in store...James performs 'A Christmas Carol' with all the over-the-top theatricality that only a Broadway veteran can bring...The other star of the show is the soundtrack...There’s nothing quite like having a great story read to you, and getting the chance to savour every word."
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December 12th, 2017

"A good time seems assured...James brings his resonant gravitas and operatic talents to bear and shares several in-jokes with the audience as his walks about the room enacting the different characters...One off-note is James’s almost snide Marley...Also absent—though much has to be cut for a reading—was the explanation of what made Scrooge as he was."
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