Play the Songs
- Carol (Like A Person In Love)
- In Just One Year
- I Love Love
- A Regular Day
- Fezziwig Polka
- You're Safe With Me
- Fezziwig Polonaise
- The Things You Should Have Done
- The Things You Should Have Done (Reprise)
- Do It Now
- The Search
- The Hours In Between
- Sad I'm Dead
- Opening Act 2
- How Did I Survive?
- A Kitchen Built For Twenty
- You Can't Put A Price On Love
- You Can't Put A Price On Love (Encore)
- You're Safe With Me (Reprise)
- Finale Ultimo
Photos courtesy of 42nd Street Moon, San Francisco, CA
- Musical Numbers
Exactly one year after the events of Dickens’ novel, Ebenezer Scrooge is startled from a deep sleep (“Carol: Like A Person In Love”) by the crash of lightning inside his bedroom and the reappearance of Jacob Marley. A terrified Scrooge pleads he’s a changed man since last year’s visit, offering as proof a vision of a party he threw earlier this night (“In Just One Year”).
Marley is impressed but points out there’s still something missing in Scrooge’s life. Or, rather, someone. To remedy that, the three ghosts will reappear this Christmas Eve in hopes of putting that final romantic piece in place.
The Ghost of Christmas Past, in the guise of a giddy, operatic, Victorian Music Hall chorus girl, is the first to sell Scrooge on the idea (“I Love Love!”). She takes him back to the Fezziwigs’ party of his youth, where Dick Wilkins and the party guests encourage Young Ebenezer to break out of his shell (“A Regular Day”). Young Ebenezer meets and falls under the spell of beautiful Belle Moorpark (“Safe With Me”). But as Ebenezer watches her leave the party with his friend Dick, adult Scrooge questions the choices he made (“The Things You Should Have Done”).
Next, The Ghost of Christmas Present suggests Scrooge take a more active approach to romantic matters (“Do It Now”), showing him how everyone – including the Cratchit family – is pulling for him (“The Search”).
Scrooge stubbornly insists he’s doing fine on his own, until Marley returns to remind his former partner there’s more to life than parties and friends (“The Hours In Between”).
The ominous Ghost of Christmas Future once again spirits Scrooge away to the graveyard, this time to see a future Belle Moorpark, curiously, weeping at his grave. Filled with conflicting emotions (“Sad I’m Dead”), Scrooge vows to spend Christmas Day seeking out what really happened to his former love.
Scrooge awakens the next morning more optimistic than ever. He declares he is infinitely “Happier” this year and sets off to find Belle. Discovering she never married and has always been in love with him, Scrooge sees his opportunity – but ruins it by falling back on the power of his money. Belle, insulted and exasperated, believes he hasn’t changed after all (“How Did I Survive?”).
Rejected, Scrooge bitterly returns to his empty home (“A Kitchen Built For Twenty”). The four ghosts realize Scrooge requires another course correction, so they team up in a rousing music hall-style quartet, including a howling, harmonizing Christmas Future (“You Can’t Put A Price On Love”). Convinced to give it one more try, Scrooge returns to Belle, makes his case (“Safe With Me” Reprise), and finally wins her hand and heart, leading to a Christmas wedding and a bright romantic future (“Finale”).
SCROOGE IN LOVE
Book by Duane Poole
Music by Larry Grossman
Lyrics by Kellen Blair
The title page of the program shall contain the following announcement in type size at least one-half the size of the authors’ credits:
SCROOGE IN LOVE
is presented by arrangement with
Tams-Witmark, A Concord Theatricals Company
Additionally, you agree to include the above language hyperlinked to https://tamswitmark.com/ on all websites on which you promote the play.
SCROOGE IN LOVE is performed with pre-recorded Performance Tracks.
20 Libretto/Vocal Books
1 Digital link to Rehearsal Tracks (with Vocals)
1 Digital link to Performance Tracks (accompaniment only)
9 Male and 6 Female. The doubling and tripling suggested below is encouraged.
Ebenezer Scrooge: A bit younger than we’ve known him
Jacob Marley: Scrooge’s former partner
Ghost of Christmas Past: Female, a bubbly Billie Burke, a Victorian Music Hall showgirl, giddily in love with love
Ghost of Christmas Present / Businessman: Male, a larger-than-life, boisterous “Gaston” type with an enormous ego / An admirer of Scrooge
Ghost of Christmas Future / Dick Wilkins / Minister: Cloaked, ominous, nearly silent / Cocky ladies’ man / Man of the Cloth
Young Scrooge / Father Christmas: Scrooge in his early twenties / Bearded holiday figure
Young Belle / Older Belle: The love interest, past and present
Fred / Mr. Fezziwig: Scrooge’s well-to-do nephew / Scrooge’s one-time employer
Juliana / Mrs. Fezziwig: Fred’s charming wife / Fezziwig’s outgoing life partner
Bob Cratchit: Former clerk, now partner
Mrs. Cratchit: Smart, strong
Tiny Tim: Young, adorable
Peter / Young Boy: The Cratchits’ older son / The turkey boy
Martha / Businessman’s Wife / Mabel: The Cratchits’ daughter / Businessman’s wife / Fezziwig’s daughter
Nora / Maggie: Belle’s child / Fezziwig’s daughter
1. Overture – Orchestra
2. Carol (Like A Person In Love) – Ensemble
3. In Just One Year – Scrooge & Ensemble
4. Just One Year (Dance) – Orchestra
5. Big Ben 1 – Orchestra
6. I Love Love – Ghost of Christmas Past
7. Belle Cues – Orchestra
8. Fezziwig Waltz – Orchestra
9. A Regular Day – Dick & Fezziwig’s Guests
10. Fezziwig Polka – Orchestra
11. You’re Safe With Me – Young Scrooge & Young Belle
12. Fezziwig Polonaise – Orchestra
13. The Things You Should Have Done – Scrooge
14. Scene Link – Orchestra
15. The Things You Should Have Done (Reprise) – Scrooge & Young Scrooge
16. Big Ben 2 – Orchestra
17. Street Scene – Orchestra
18. Do It Now – Ghost of Christmas Present, Scrooge & Ensemble
19. Scene Link – Orchestra
20. The Search – The Cratchit Family
21. Scene Link – Orchestra
22. Big Ben 3 – Synthesizer Chime
23. Marley Turns Back Time – Orchestra
24. The Hours In Between – Scrooge & Jacob
25. Big Ben 4 – Orchestra
26. Sad I’m Dead – Scrooge
27. Finale Act One – Orchestra
28. Carol (Reprise) – Carolers
29. Happier – Scrooge & Londoners
30. Happier Playoff – Orchestra
31. How Did I Survive? – Belle
32. A Kitchen Built For Twenty – Scrooge
33. You Can’t Put A Price On Love – Marley, Scrooge & the Three Ghosts
34. You Can’t Put A Price On Love (Encore) – Marley, Scrooge & the Three Ghosts
35. Scene Link – Orchestra
36. You’re Safe With Me (Reprise) – Scrooge & Belle
37. Wedding – Orchestra
38. Finale Ultimo – Entire Ensemble
39. Bows – Orchestra
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