The Christmas Carol Rag

The Christmas Carol Rag
by Norman Allen

Productions (10)
  • Musical Comedy
  • 90 - 100 minutes
  • 6 f, 3 m (9-15 actors possible: 6-11 f, 3-5 m)
  • Set: Unit set to suggest many locations in ragtime New York.
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-555-1

The Christmas Carol Rag
by Norman Allen

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Productions (10)
  • Musical Comedy
  • 90 - 100 minutes
  • 6 f, 3 m (9-15 actors possible: 6-11 f, 3-5 m)
  • Set: Unit set to suggest many locations in ragtime New York.

In a spunky take on the Dickens classic, the story of Scrooge's redemption is set in the exciting, ragtime world of New York, circa 1911. Evelyn Scrooge runs her sweatshop with an iron fist but slowly opens her heart as she is visited by a Yiddish-spouting Ghost of Christmas Past and a gospel-wailing Ghost of Christmas Present. The score, which includes work by Victor Herbert and George M. Cohan, brings the age old Christmas story to life with rousing production numbers set to familiar songs from "Hello, My Baby" to "The Streets of New York." Wildly funny and deeply moving, The Christmas Carol Rag brings a new twist to an old chestnut.

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Pricing Information

Libretto $9.99
piano/vocal score $24.99

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In a spunky take on the Dickens classic, the story of Scrooge's redemption is set in the exciting, ragtime world of New York, circa 1911. Evelyn Scrooge runs her sweatshop with an iron fist but slowly opens her heart as she is visited by a Yiddish-spouting Ghost of Christmas Past and a gospel-wailing Ghost of Christmas Present. The score, which includes work by Victor Herbert and George M. Cohan, brings the age old Christmas story to life with rousing production numbers set to familiar songs from "Hello, My Baby" to "The Streets of New York." Wildly funny and deeply moving, The Christmas Carol Rag brings a new twist to an old chestnut.

  • Musical Comedy
  • 90 - 100 minutes
  • 6 f, 3 m (9-15 actors possible: 6-11 f, 3-5 m)
  • Set: Unit set to suggest many locations in ragtime New York.
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-555-1
Production Packages Include

  • 10 librettos (the book and lyrics)
  • 10 piano/vocal score

Pricing and other details are provided during the order process. Higher quantities of some items may be purchased.

Published Reviews

"...a wholly delightful affair with the potential to become a recurring seasonal favorite."

Michael Toscano, The Washington Post

"The Christmas Carol Rag not only works beautifully, it even improves in several ways upon the original."

Linda Eisenstein, The Cleveland Plain Dealer

"A delightfully irreverent take on the Dickens classic... An enormously appealing new musical...just the right touches of sarcasm and gentle humor."

Paul Harris, Variety

Production History

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Location
NOV 24, 2017 - DEC 17, 2017
Burien Actors Theatre
Burien, WA United States
Burien Actors Theatre Burien, WA United States
DEC 11, 2015 - DEC 13, 2015
Richfield Lutheran Theater Company
Minneapolis, MN United States
Richfield Lutheran Theater Company Minneapolis, MN United States
DEC 07, 2012 - DEC 07, 2012
Oasis High School
Cape Coral, FL United States
Oasis High School Cape Coral, FL United States
DEC 11, 2011 - DEC 11, 2011
Rochester Repertory Theatre
Rochester, MN United States
Rochester Repertory Theatre Rochester, MN United States
DEC 09, 2011 - DEC 11, 2011
Solon Center For The Arts
Solon, OH United States
Solon Center For The Arts Solon, OH United States
NOV 18, 2011 - DEC 10, 2011
Rochester Repertory Theatre
Rochester, MN United States
Rochester Repertory Theatre Rochester, MN United States
DEC 02, 2010 - DEC 05, 2010
Brevard Little Theatre
Brevard, NC United States
Brevard Little Theatre Brevard, NC United States
DEC 01, 2005 - DEC 31, 2005
Barnstormers Theatre
Tamworth, NH United States
Barnstormers Theatre Tamworth, NH United States
NOV 01, 2004 - DEC 31, 2004
Kalliope Stage
Cleveland, OH United States
Kalliope Stage Cleveland, OH United States
NOV 01, 2002 - DEC 31, 2002
Signature Theatre
Arlington, VA United States
Signature Theatre Arlington, VA United States
Sort by Most Recent
Production Group
Location
NOV 24, 2017 - DEC 17, 2017
Burien Actors Theatre
Burien, WA United States
Burien Actors Theatre Burien, WA United States
Sort by Most Recent
Production Group
Location
DEC 09, 2011 - DEC 11, 2011
Solon Center For The Arts
Solon, OH United States
Solon Center For The Arts Solon, OH United States
DEC 01, 2005 - DEC 31, 2005
Barnstormers Theatre
Tamworth, NH United States
Barnstormers Theatre Tamworth, NH United States
NOV 01, 2004 - DEC 31, 2004
Kalliope Stage
Cleveland, OH United States
Kalliope Stage Cleveland, OH United States
NOV 01, 2002 - DEC 31, 2002
Signature Theatre
Arlington, VA United States
Signature Theatre Arlington, VA United States

Awards (1)

Nominee, Charles MacArthur Award for Outstanding New Musical