Christmas is Comin' Uptown
Thursday 8th Dec, 2016 → Sunday 18th Dec, 2016
Shea's 710 Theatre710 Main Street Buffalo, NY 14202
A musical filled with several soul stirring songs based loosely on the Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.
All those Dickensian characters dancing, jiving and swinging to a Harlem beat? Right on! Scrooge is a Harlem slumlord about to foreclose an apartment house, a recreation center and a church when his late partner and the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future take him on their rounds. He comes upon his own grave after watching tiny Tim’s burial procession and he’s reformed. There’s one addition to the classic tale – a rousing gospel number in a Baptist church.
Made possible by funds from Cullen Foundation
Audience talk-backs with the cast from “Christmas is Comin’ Uptown” will be after
each Sunday matinee performance (Dec. 11 & Dec. 18).
Produced by Paul Robeson Theatre
Music by Garry Sherman | Book by Philip Rose and Peter Udell
Lyrics by Peter Udell
Directed & Choreographed by Reginald Kelly
Asst. Choreographer Robin Barker
Musical Director Frazier Thomas Smith