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Date: Mon, 7 Sep 2009 00:05:35 -0400
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] Questions about "A Christmas Carol"


Hi all;
    We have been performing A Christmas Carol for about 5 or 6 years now. 
When writing the script there were certain phrases and scenes we definitely 
wanted, Bob Crachet getting yelled at, Fred entering and talking to his 
uncle, Marley and his chains, Scrooge alone as a boy, Ect... The most 
important thing we had to have was Tiny Tim's saying, "God bless us 
everyone."
    Surprising enough that one phrase, which is THE most remembered line in 
the story, gave us a bit of a pause. We tour mostly in public schools and 
weren't sure how the "God" word would work. We knew if we didn't have it 
people (teachers actually) would miss it, so we put it in.  Luckily after 
all these years we have had no problems, I guess it really isn't X-mas Carol 
without that line.
    So my advise is don't forget to put it in.
    Oh yes one more thing..... Remember to make it scary!!! Marley, Ghost of 
X-mas Future, Scrooge's death. One of the best parts of the story is that it 
is a ghost story and everyone loves that.

Mark
The Puppet people
Schenectady NY 

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