It’s pretty interesting that both Theatre IV’s “A Christmas Carol” and Triangle Players’ “Scrooge in Rouge” are in rehearsal at the same facility right now. I don’t know all of the details of either production but from all accounts they are two very distinctly different takes on the traditional Dickens tale.
In addition to featuring the talented Lauren Leinhaus-Cook front and center, “SnR” is notable for its venue, the newly re-opened and renamed Theatre Gym. Many a fine production has graced that stage and I’m looking forward to what else we might see there in coming months.
It’s been calm here for a few weeks now, as the storm of 8 mainstage shows opening over the next 3 weeks has been gathering (not to mention the various staged readings and special holiday-oriented performances). I hope Richmonders have carved out a slice of their holiday planning to make room for some shows!