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‘Scrooge’ back at Chautauqua

Chris Lamb (as Jacob Marley) and Rodger Hoopman (as Ebenezer Scrooge) star in Chautauqua’s production of “Scrooge.”

Northern California’s favorite holiday musical, “Scrooge,” comes to the Chautauqua Playhouse for the 33rd year.

With Rodger Hoopman in the title role for his 33nd year, the current production of “Scrooge,” directed by Warren Harrison, will feature a company of local favorites including Salina Donek, Warren Harrison (who has performed the role of Bob Cratchit for the past 18 years), Chris Lamb, Karen Sandoval and many other local actors.

The production includes an original musical score by Hoopman and Rob Knable which “weaves about a dozen clever songs through the threads of the original story … making the holiday musical a delight.” — Joanne Burkett, Roseville Press Tribune. This year’s production will also include a new opening number written by director Harrison.

The original production of “Scrooge” opened in 1978 in Cal Expo’s Golden Bear Playhouse, directed by Gary McFadyen and featuring Rodger Hoopman as “Scrooge.” Since then, “Scrooge” has played each holiday season to enthusiastic audiences throughout Northern California.

“Scrooge” takes the stage at Chautauqua Playhouse, 5325 Engle Road in the La Sierra Community Center in Carmichael, with an opening performance at 8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 7, and will continue to play at 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 23. An additional performance will be held at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 20. Admission is $17 general and $10 for children age 12 and younger. Group rates are available. The Dec. 22 show will include an optional bus tour of Holiday Lights on All West Bus Lines (additional cost). Visit the theater website at cplayhouse.org for ticket information and reservations or call the Chautauqua Playhouse at (916) 489-7529. Group rates are available.

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