“Candlelight’s ‘Carol’ ushers in the holiday season”
“A Christmas Carol,” based on the novella by Charles Dickens, is synonymous with the Christmas season, a time that can be overcome with material wants. The play, adapted for The Candlelight Theatre by Artistic Director Bob Kelly, is well staged and well-acted — a perfect way to take a break from the hectic holiday season. Barry Gomolka is perfect as Scrooge. In the beginning, Gomolka truly captures Scrooge’s grumpy disposition. He is snarky and even a little mean. As the show the progresses, Gomolka shows Scrooge’s transformation and at the end he is lighthearted and comical. I also liked how the audience caught glimpses of Scrooge’s remorse throughout the show. It wasn’t just a light bulb going off with the final ghost.
By Christina Perryman – Delco News Network
Candlelight’s ‘A Christmas Carol’ gets into the spirit
With a large supporting cast that includes Brian McCole as Bob Cratchit, Lindsay Mauck as the Ghost of Christmas Past, Jim Rubright as the Ghost of Christmas Present, Max Redman as Scrooge’s nephew Fred, and talented ensemble, Candlelight’s version has enough energy to keep the story moving at good pace.