New Jersey Stage

Monday, November 29, 2010

Shore Repertory Theatre Company Presents "Scrooge the Musical"

 (Manahawkin NJ) -- The newly formed Shore Repertory Theatre Company (formerly the Strand Theatre Ensemble), presents their 9th annual production of the holiday musical extravaganza, "Scrooge the Musical" this year at the 800 seat, state of the art Ocean First Theater at the Stafford Township Arts Center (STAC) in Manahawkin. "Scrooge", previously presented for the last 8 years at The Strand Theater in Lakewood, is now being mounted at The Ocean First Theater/STAC in order to provide more family friendly ticket pricing as well as safe and plentiful parking for audience members.

"Scrooge" is based on the Charles Dickens Holiday classic, "A Christmas Carol", with a delightful score by Leslie Bricusse. Follow Scrooge and the spirits of Christmas on a delightful tour of Scrooge's life. With colorful characters and all the charm of 19th century London, Scrooge is a "must see" classic to kick-off the holiday season.

"Scrooge"  is directed by New Jersey Association of Community Theaters award winner Jan Topoleski and features audience favorite Gary Alan Powell reprising his role as "Ebenezer Scrooge" for his ninth consecutive year. "Scrooge" boasts a cast of nearly 50 adults and children. Audience members will be delighted by the same elaborate sets, costumes, and special effects that have made "Scrooge" an Ocean County tradition for thousands of theatre-goers.

Performances are on December 17 at 7:30pm & December 19, at 1:30 pm & 6:00pm. The Ocean First Theater/STAC is located at 1000 McKinley Avenue, Manahawkin, NJ. Tickets are $18 for adults, $16 Seniors & Children and $14 for groups of 15 or more and may be purchased online at or by calling the Box Office at (609) 489-8600.