PCPA Presents A Brand-New Holiday Musical
Estella Scrooge: A Christmas Carol with a Twist
PCPA brings audiences a magical musical created with new cutting-edge technology, the world premiere Estella Scrooge: A Christmas Carol with a Twist! Available to stream now through January 3, 2021.
Estella Scrooge is a modern-day Wall Street tycoon with a penchant for foreclosing. Planning to lower the boom on a defaulter she is suddenly forced to take refuge from a freak snowstorm. That night, just as it happened to her ancestor, Ebenezer, she is haunted by three visitations.
The production features a cast of 24 award-winning Broadway notables and is the creation of John Caird (Les Misérables & Nicholas Nickleby) and Paul Gordon (Jane Eyre & Pride and Prejudice). Estella Scrooge is the first digital theatre piece filmed entirely during the pandemic. The production is a dazzling cinematic musical theatre adventure. It was filmed using tracked green screen techniques, with 3-D surreal digital environments created in post-production and merged with the actual footage of the actors in a brand-new way.
“I’m so happy to bring this new musical to life in the midst of these mad and maddening times. The creative team nimbly learned new techniques to bring the actors and their characters together,” said director/co-writer John Caird. Co-writer/composer Paul Gordon added, “This piece was a joy to create, from the first beat of the idea to the culmination of the film. …now it’s more important than ever to escape for a few hours with a message of love and hope.”
PCPA is thrilled that alum and Tony-nominated (Hadestown) actor, Patrick Page, can be seen in the role of Mr. Merdle. Patrick’s award-winning career includes early training and professional experience as a part of PCPA’s class of 1982!
Other PCPA connections: John Caird and Paul Gordon created Daddy Long Legs which PCPA produced in 2012 and worked in association with producer Michael Jackcowitz on My Fairytale in 2011.
Tickets are $29.99 for 72-hour viewing per household, or $44.99 for a VIP Premium Theatre Experience, which includes unlimited viewings, a download of the CD and exclusive behind-the-scenes footage. A $5-off discount is offered if tickets are ordered by the end of Friday, December 18. Just use coupon code: ESTELLA72.
Visit www.pcpa.org/EstellaScrooge for tickets, trailers, cast, photos, and more.