New York City’s off-Broadway 3 Ghost based on Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol is a Delight! Bringing the show to life is the wonderful music by Collin Simon and Lyrics by Liz Muller. The Book is by Liz Muller and Collin Simon. Directed by Liz Muller. 3 Ghost plays now till December 23, 2011 at the Beckett Theatre at Theatre Row on 42nd Street. If you want to feel the spirit of the Holidays then this spirited cast will lift you up and take you on a wonderful Holiday journey.
3 Ghosts is an original musical re-telling of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. For those of us who love music and dance in a show this off-Broadway show may be your pick for the Holiday. It comes with Scrooge on his macabre journey and you still experience the similarities of the Dickens’ Holiday classic but with added songs and choreography.
The cast and crew is comprised of both professional and community players. The 3 Ghost cast is gifited with various talents some with Dance, Vocal abilities, Acting chops and choreographed by Stefanie Raccuglia. The click tracks are first rate and you will think you are listening to a national symphony orchestra with much credit going again to Collin Simon.
In NYC you sometimes miss the small town feel of a local town production company and Pipe Dream has not lossed the magic of theatre by showcasing the various talents of up and coming performers in the N.Y. Tri-state area at an off-Broadway venue and “May it haunt their houses pleasantly, and no one wish to lay it.” –Charles Dickens.
You can tell every member of the 3 Ghost cast is enjoing the story, message and performance. If the show and score was performed with all professionals it could be a yearly Holiday hit. 3 Ghost should be playing at every school around the nation because it would educate our audiences that are inspired by music and dance and introduce them to this classic story. Pipe Dream Theatre is on the right track and it will be fun to see where they take their productions in the future. Hopefully using SDC Directors/Choreographers in up coming productions to bring the talent and production values up to Broadway standards.
The creative team includes Concept Art by Collin Simon, Costumes by Vanessa Price and Liz Muller, Hair by Nicole Finnegan, and Choreography by Stefanie Raccuglia. Stage Managed by Stephanie Goldman.
3 Ghosts runs from December 8 through December 23, 2011 at The Beckett Theatre located in Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues), Wednesday through Saturday at 8pm with additional performances Saturdays at 2pm, Sundays at 3pm & 7pm, and Tuesday, December 20 at 7pm. Tickets ($26.25) may be purchased online at www.telecharge.com or by calling (212) 239-6200. The production is 90 minutes with no intermission.
PIPE DREAM THEATRE is dedicated to the creation of meaningful productions that challenge the way people view theater. The creative duo of Liz Muller and Collin Simon have been working together in various capacities since 1999. Together the two have written three full length musicals (Briar Rose, Macbeth A Musical, 3 Ghosts), two oratorios (The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Masque of the Red Death) as well original music for a number of plays and movies. It is only recently that their hobby turned from a “pipe dream” into a real life theatre company. The cast and crew is comprised of both professional and community players. PiPE DREAM theatre was founded in 2010.
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