Jess Meyer-Crosby shares what he's overheard from his desk near the rehearsal hall and bustling public waiting areas as A CHRISTMAS CAROL gets ready for the stage.
Did Charles Dickens invent Christmas Dinner? According to a Guardian article by Pen Vogler, who is also the author of Dinner with Dickens, not only did Dickens' A Christmas Carol popularize the Christmas Feast, but his writing also addressed an inequality in the distribution of good food. "Dickens’s most abiding influence is his conviction that everybody has the right … Continue reading Dickens’ Crusade for Christmas Dinner
Normally, I get a little Scrooge-ish when Christmas stuff starts popping up in September. I watch the back-to-school aisle get flooded overnight with red and green merchandise, and I shake my head at how fast the season rushes in (and stomps all over Halloween and my personal favorite, Thanksgiving).But there is an exception: when I hear about auditions … Continue reading It’s beginning to look a lot like…auditions for A Christmas Carol!