The London debut of Alan Menken and Lynn Ahrens’ Broadway Hit; A Christmas Carol. The fully orchestrated score performed for the first time in London at the Lyceum Theatre.
Following the spectacular success of its debut performance of Roger and Hammerstein’s State Fair, the London Musical Theatre is delighted to announce its much anticipated Christmas concert; the hit Broadway musical, ’A Christmas Carol’ with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, and book by Mike Ockrent and Lynn Ahrens. The concert will take place on 19th December at the Lyceum Theatre, London.
After decade-long success at New York’s Paramount Theatre in Madison Square Garden, A Christmas Carol comes to the London stage in glorious concert format for the very first time backed by the 32-strong London Musical Theatre Orchestra and performed by a star-studded West End cast.
This spectacular musical adaptation of one of Charles Dickens’ most famous stories gets the full Broadway treatment by the Broadway team of Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast, Little Mermaid), Lynn Ahrens (Ragtime, Seussical) and Mike Ockrent (Crazy For You, Me and My Girl). Called by The New York Times “a tonic for adults, and for children a transfixing journey,” A Christmas Carol is the warm-hearted kick-start to the Christmas week for all the family.
In keeping with the long-term aim of the LMTO, the fully orchestrated concert aims to not only make orchestral performances accessible to brand new audiences, but also to bring the exciting repertoire of musical theatre to a more classical audience. *Cast to be announced soon*
NOTE: the event was originally programmed into the season for the Lyric Theatre but in order to present this concert production to its fullest orchestral capacity a creative decision was taken to move to the larger stage of the Lyceum. Anyone who has purchased tickets for the Lyric will be contacted by their point of purchase within the next week with details of their re-allocated seats at the Lyceum
Review of State Fair by Terry Eastham: “There really was nothing to criticise about the production and, from start to finish, it kept me entertained and happy, leaving the Cadogan Hall humming ‘Our State Fair’ and sticking the movie and soundtrack on my Amazon wish list – well Christmas is coming up. Musical theatre at its best.”
LMTO Presents Alan Menken and Lynn Ahrens’ A Christmas Carol
Lyceum Theatre 21 Wellington St, London WC2E 7RQ
19th December 2016 at 7:30 pm