Overheard from the Front Desk: A Christmas Carol

Happy holidays to the Geva family! It's been a little while since I've shared my experiences of the sounds that float out of the rehearsal hall and into the reception area with you all. As you can imagine, having Lester Purry, the single actor in Thurgood, rehearsing up here was a decidedly calmer and quieter … Continue reading Overheard from the Front Desk: A Christmas Carol

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Dickens’ Crusade for Christmas Dinner

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

It’s beginning to look a lot like…auditions for A Christmas Carol!

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!