PCPA presents holiday musical "Estella Scrooge: A Christmas Carol with a Twist!," available for streaming online now through Jan. 3.
The production, which features a cast of 24 award-winning Broadway notables, is created by John Caird of "Les Misérables," and Nicholas Nickleby and Paul Gordon of "Jane Eyre" and "Pride and Prejudice."
Estella Scrooge, a modern-day Wall Street tycoon with a penchant for real estate foreclosures, is one night suddenly forced to take refuge from a freak snowstorm while on her way to displace the loan defaulter. That night she is haunted by three visitors, similar to her ancestor, Ebenezer.
PCPA 1982 alumni Patrick Page, an award-winning, Tony-nominated actor for "Hadestown," plays the role of Mr. Merdle.
The virtual production, according to a spokesperson, is the first digital theater piece filmed entirely during the pandemic. It was created with new cutting-edge technology, filmed using tracked green screen techniques, with 3D surreal digital environments created in postproduction and merged with the actual footage of the actors in a brand-new way.
PCPA will celebrate the season with an encore presentation of “Home for the Holidays,” a holiday-themed cabaret show streamed online from 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 19 through Saturday, Dec. 19 at 10 p.m.
“I’m so happy to bring this new musical to life in the midst of these mad and maddening times," said co director/writer John Caird. "The creative team nimbly learned new techniques to bring the actors and their characters together.”
“This piece was a joy to create, from the first beat of the idea to the culmination of the film," added Paul Gordon, co director/ writer. "Now, it’s more important than ever to escape for a few hours with a message of love and hope.”
Tickets are $29.99 per household for 72-hour access, 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 discount is offered if tickets are ordered by the end of day Friday, Dec. 18. Use coupon code: ESTELLA72.
For more information on tickets, trailers, cast and to view more photos, visit www.pcpa.org/EstellaScrooge.
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