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V.26 No.51 | 12/21/2017
Scott Severance
PerSeverance Productions

Arts Interview

A Stake of Holly Through the Heart

A Christmas Carol takes the stage at Popejoy

Scott Severance, the founding artistic director and actor assuming the iconic role of Scrooge, spoke with us about the lasting resonance of A Christmas Carol.
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V.25 No.48 | 12/01/2016
John Leech

Event Horizon

Best in Snow

Thursday, Dec 8: Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol

A retelling of the classic tale from the messenger's perspective.
V.20 No.12 | 3/24/2011
kids everywhere
Landmark Musicals

Performance Review

Like the Dickens

Little thieves steal the show

Oliver! is a sad story.

But watching Oliver!, aside for a few key moments, isn’t sad. It’s heartwarming, and it’s sweet, and once the plot picks up and all the main actors are introduced, it’s pretty much fantastic. Such is the way of catchy songs and lovable characters—they obscure the grim and the grime.