Charles Dickens Presents: A Christmas Carol (a solo performance starring Mike Randall)

November 25, 2012
The Leary Theatre within the Elizabeth Ann Clune Center for Theatre, Clet Hall, Niagara University Campus

Miserly Ebenezer Scrooge, kindly Bob Cratchit, lovable Tiny Tim and the haunting ghosts of Christmas past, present and future will come vividly to life in Charles Dickens Presents: A Christmas Carol.

Sponsored by the Friends of Niagara University Theatre, this exciting family-friendly production features a critically acclaimed solo performance by WKBW-TV Chief Meteorologist Mike Randall. The matinee performance will be immediately followed by a reception in the theatre lounge where audience members can meet Randall and sample holiday cookies.

Celebrated for his one-man show, Mark Twain Live!, which has received standing ovations at NU and at theatres around the country, Randall has also performed the role of British author Charles Dickens about 75 times with his one-man show, Charles Dickens Presents: A Christmas Carol. The show premiered to rave reviews in 2007 at Buffalo’s MusicalFare Theatre.

The Buffalo News wrote, “…a talented actor and magnetic stage presence…when Randall loses himself in one of those Dickensian bouts of rich description, he’s at the top of his game.” Peter Henderson of Time Warner’s Crossroads reported, “… the characters came alive with color and flourish…we were transported to Dickens’ England and didn’t want to come back…Randall’s command of the work was jaw-dropping…the characters seemed life-like, as if Dickens himself were speaking of people who had just left the room.” And Debra Durkee of MetroSource reported, “While Randall was physically the only person on stage, it seemed as though a rich cast was playing out the drama…an exquisite, moving performance of A Christmas Carol.”

Tickets for Charles Dickens Presents: A Christmas Carol are $20 for adults and $10 for children (age 12 and under). There are three ways to purchase tickets for NU Theatre productions:

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