CARLYLE - Cornerstone Theatre has made it a tradition, during Carlyle’s Dickens Days Festival, to tell the story of Ebeneezer Scrooge and his redemption in many different ways and in many different genres.
We have decided to tell the old familiar story with Scrooge as the owner of an illegal speakeasy during Prohibition days in the late 1920s.
The decade of the 1920s was an era of gangsters, big fedoras, flashy cars, flappers, tommy guns, jazz music and crazy new dances like the Charleston. The name of the show is Twenty-Three Scrooge Doo, referring to the expression common to the era, Twenty Three Skidoo.
We are working hard to capture the flavour and colour of that era with the music, costumes and attitudes.
Twenty-Three Scrooge Doo will hit the stage at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 2 and 3, and at 2 p.m. on Dec. 4.
I want to make you an offer you can’t refuse. Practise up your Charleston, polish up your spats, put on your flapper dress and be sure to join us with all the gangsters and speakeasies. If you don’t, we might have to fit you with some cement overshoes. So whatever you do, don’t fuhgeddaboutit.