Broadway's Patrick Page steps into the role of Scrooge for Pittsburgh CLO
October 27, 2016 2:03 PM
Patrick Page, who starred as Fagin in Pittsburgh CLO's 2010 "Oliver!," returns to play Scrooge in the 25th-anniversary "A Musical Christmas Carol."
By Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Broadway star Patrick Page returns to Pittsburgh CLO to play Ebeneezer Scrooge for the 25th anniversary of the company’s “A Musical Christmas Carol,” a production that will include new set elements and special effects.
Mr. Page’s Broadway credits include the multiple roles as the adult men in “Spring Awakening,” Green Goblin in “Spider-Man,” Henry VIII in “Man for All Seasons,” The Grinch in “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” Scar in “The Lion King” and Lumiere in “Beauty and the Beast” and the Voice of God in “An Act of God.” He played Fagin in “Oliver!” for Pittsburgh CLO in 2010.
Tom Atkins had appeared in the role of Scrooge from 2008 through last year.
Longtime veterans of the production include Tim Hartman, Jeffrey Howell and Terry Wickline. Local performers Daniel Krell, Lisa Ann Goldsmith, Luke Halferty, Justin Fortunato and Gavan Pamer also are part of the cast, which includes Marco Attilio Petrucci making his debut with “A Musical Christmas Carol” as Tiny Tim. The third-grader at St. Therese attends Pittsburgh CLO Academy and studies piano at the Carnegie Mellon Music Preparatory School. Maddie Dick, Abigail Gilman, Simon Nigam and Mario Williams play other Cratchit children.
At the Byham Theater Dec. 9-23. Tickets are $16.75 to $60.75, half-price for ages 3-14; 412-456-6666 or pittsburghclo.org.
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