The world premiere of The Second City's "A Christmas Carol: Twist Your Dickens!," a hilarious take on Charles Dickens
' classic Christmas tale, opens tomorrow, November 29 at the Center Theatre Group
Theatre at 8 p.m. and continues through December 30, 2012. Get a first look at the show in the photos below!
The Second City's "A Christmas Carol: Twist Your Dickens!" is written by Second City alums, Peter Gwinn (formerly of "The Colbert Report") and Bobby Mort (currently of "The Colbert Report") and is directed by yet another Second City alum, Marc Warzecha. The cast features Frank Caeti ("MADtv"), Larry Joe Campbell ("According to Jim"), Dan Castellaneta ("The Simpsons"), Amanda Blake Davis ("Second City Does Dallas" at the Dallas Theater Center), Brian Stepanek ("The Suite Life of Zack and Cody"), Jean Villepique ("Up All Night") and Ron West ("3rd Rock from the Sun").
Photo Credit: Craig Schwartz
With its trademark humor, irreverence and originality, The Second City, in a creative collaboration with CTG, is taking the classic Charles Dickens' Christmas tale and giving it a hearty twist. In addition to Scrooge (played by Ron West), the ever-morphing ensemble will bring the famous Victorian streets to frenzied life with Tiny Tim, that fat, plucked goose, all those know-it-all ghosts, a host of anachronistic characters and hilarious improvs which will have Dickens guffawing in his grave. The cast will be joined by an ever-changing stable of starry, drop-in special guests.
Frank Caeti and Dan Castellaneta
Dan Castellaneta and Ron West
Larry Joe Campbell and Ron West
Frank Caeti, Brian Stepanek and Jean Villepique
Larry Joe Campbell, Frank Caeti and Dan Castellaneta
Larry Joe Campbell, Brian Stepanek, Jean Villepique, Amanda Blake Davis, Dan Castellaneta and Frank Caeti
Larry Joe Campbell, Dan Castellaneta, Frank Caeti and Brian Stepanek
Larry Joe Campbell, Ron West, Jean Villepique, Brian Stepanek and Amanda Blake Davis
Amanda Blake Davis and Brian Stepanek
Dan Castellaneta, Ron West, Brian Stepanek, Frank Caeti (prone), Larry Joe Campbell, Amanda Blake Davis and Jean Villepique