By Dulce Balandran
Who doesn’t know the story of Ebenezer Scrooge? After all, nothing says Christmas quite like witnessing this bitter old man go through his yuletide redemption. His fantastic transformation from a grumpy old man who hated Christmas to someone who wanted to spread holiday cheer was all possible thanks to his late night visits from the ghosts of Christmas’ past, present and future. This story is also famous for Tiny Tim who blessed us—everyone. Scrooge, written by Wayne R. Scott, LifeHouse Theater’s founder and president, is musical adaption of the Dickens’ classic that has been a tradition for over 25 years, with performances not only at the Lifehouse, but in theaters all over SoCal, from Palm Springs to San Diego. Scrooge started off as a video project called Good News, Scrooge by Scott, who was a teacher at Arrowhead Christian Academy. A remarkable vision occurred during his writing process, and Scott created this theatrical version of the story that we love today. There is a reason why this tale never gets old, heartwarming and endearing, this holiday classic tale gives us a picture of what the true spirit of Christmas is all about—giving and not receiving. Scrooge is Scott’s delightful spin on the story—it is a comedic musical. Come be reacquainted with this tale, and introduce your kids to the story to keep the tradition going. Get into the Christmas spirit with Ebenezer Scrooge and Tiny Tim this holiday season.
Lifehouse Theater, 1135 N. Church St., Redlands. $7-$18. (909) 335-3037; www.lifehousetheater.com.