(RED BANK, NJ) -- Phoenix Productions is presenting A Christmas Carol at the Count Basie Center for the Arts. There are two performances left: Tuesday, December 27 at 12:00pm & 4:00pm. These shows were rescheduled from November. Photographer John Posada was on hand to take photos.
Broadway heavy hitters Alan Menken (Disney's Beauty and the Beast, Disney's The Little Mermaid, Little Shop of Horrors) and Lynn Ahrens (Ragtime, Seussical, Once on This Island), breathe fantastic new life into the classic tale of A Christmas Carol.
Ebenezer Scrooge is a prosperous curmudgeon who believes that personal wealth is far more valuable than the happiness and comfort of others. With an infuriated "Bah! Humbug!" Scrooge summates his feelings of Christmas tidings and charitable giving, but he's forced to face his selfish ways when three ghosts on Christmas Eve lead him through his Past, Present and Future. Thanks to their guidance, Scrooge recognizes his faults and greets Christmas morning with a cheerful "Happy Christmas" before spending the day reconnecting and sharing love with those that mean the most to him.
Tickets are available for purchase online.
For over 30 years, Phoenix Productions has been dedicated to the mission of providing quality theatrical experiences on both sides of the footlights. Since their first production in 1988, they have produced over 100 main stage shows providing on-stage and back stage opportunities for thousands of talented volunteers.
The Phoenix Performing Arts Center, where they rehearse, build scenery, sew costumes and prepare our shows before transferring to the Count Basie Center for the Arts. In addition to preparing their productions, the Performing Arts Center houses their performing arts education initiative including Camp Phoenix, which provides employment to instructors, experience to interns, and fun-filled instruction to more than 50 youngsters each year.
The Count Basie Center for the Arts is located at 99 Monmouth Street in Red Bank, New Jersey.
Here are more photos from the production.
John Posada is a New Jersey based photographer specializing in live theatre and music performances. For more than 10 years, John has photographed live music events where he mastered the techniques of timing and capturing fast moving action under challenging lighting conditions to capture that perfect moment that tells a story in a single image. Currently, John has photographed over 110 productions for over 70 different theatres and venues. Click here for John's website.