It's only fitting to begin Stateside's holiday edition of Theater Talk with a real tradition – the fact that the Meadow Brook Theatre in Rochester is offering A Christmas Carol and has done so for over 35 years.
Thomas Mahard plays Ebenezer Scrooge and has been with the show for over 30 years. Stateside host Cynthia Canty remembers interviewing him for her TV show back in the 1980s when he was playing Bob Cratchit.
David Kiley of Encore Michigan joined Stateside to discuss this year's rendition of A Christmas Carol, Mahard's role in it, and the other shows in Michigan theaters this holiday season.
Listen above to hear his take on the following:
- A Christmas Carol at the Meadow Brook Theatre in Rochester
- A Christmas Carol at the Bonstelle Theatre in Detroit
- Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol at the Dio Dining & Entertainment Theatre in Pinckney
- Christmas: Impossible at the Planet Ant in Hamtramck
- Little Women at the Wild Swan Theater in Ann Arbor
- Honky Tonk Angels at the Farmers Alley Theatre in Kalamazoo
- Anything Goes at the Encore Musical Theatre Company in Dexter
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