(SPRING LAKE, NJ) -- The Spring Lake Community House and Theatre will present their 38th Annual Production of Scrooge 2020 Style: Outdoors! The production will be a reduced version of the play that has become a beloved Christmas tradition for thousands of people every December. Performances will take place on three weekends December 4-6, December 11-13, and December 18-20.
In a year when our theatre has been dark since March 16th, original plans for our annual production of Scrooge, with its 100+ cast members and sold-out shows had logically been canceled given the COVID-19 risks and restrictions. Our many loyal patrons were heart-broken with this decision since Scrooge has been a big part of their annual holiday traditions for the last 38 years. But, through the power of hope, creativity, and ingenuity, our brilliant team realized that a re-imagined version of Scrooge could be presented, safely, in what has become our unexpected outdoor, breathtaking theatre.
The Spring Lake Theatre Company will present all of your favorite songs in an abbreviated, one-hour production. The show is produced by Patricia Barry. Returning to direct is Reid Henderson, who has directed the show for the past three years. Musical direction will once again be provided by Mark Megill, and Christine Baglivio will be choreographing. Many of your favorite actors from previous years are also returning to continue the cheer, including Derek Hulse as Scrooge, Doug Moore as Christmas Present, Steve Baglivio as Tom Jenkins, and Laurett Gannon as Mrs. Fezziwig.
Bundle up and join us for this incredibly special event. Seating is limited and will be assigned in order of purchase. For everyone’s safety, all CDC protocols will be followed, social distancing guidelines will be observed, and seats will be spaced apart by groups. Seating requests are not possible. Face coverings will be required. Tickets are $35 each and include Cookies and Hot Chocolate. In case of bad weather, performances will be rescheduled.
Scrooge Performance Dates - All performances take place at 7:00pm: Friday, December 4th; Saturday, December 5th; Sunday, December 6th; Friday, December 11th; Saturday, December 12th; Sunday, December 13th; Friday, December 18th; Saturday, December 19th; Sunday, December 20th, 2020. Tickets are available for purchase online.
As a part of the Community House and Theatre Recovery plan, we rely on the friends we have made over the years to help us continue to remain alive until we are able to reopen our Theatre safely. In addition to purchasing tickets for the show, we have a few creative ideas that might interest our faithful patrons.
SCROOGE SPONSORSHIPS Producer Sponsor: $2,500 Director Sponsor: $500 Scrooge Angel: $250
1983 was the first year that Scrooge was on our stage. There were no Christmas lights or trees in the Community House. We had to build a set from scratch and many costumes were from our home closets. We reached out to our friends to be Angels and donate $250 each to help bring the Community House to life at Christmas. The response was overwhelming. We haven’t looked back since. Everyone who walks through our doors at Christmastime understands the joy and magic inside these walls. Unfortunately, our stage will be bare this year. The lights and trees will still sparkle. The joy and magic still exist. We hope that the many friends we have made through the years will help us in any way you can. We know that the stage will be filled again as soon as we are sure that everyone is safe.
To make reservations or get more information about becoming a sponsor, click here or call the box office at 732.449.4530. Box office hours are Monday - Friday, 3:00pm - 8:00pm.