REVIEW: Civic’s ‘Christmas Carol’ is fast-moving holiday fun

…The huge cast really works wonders with this material. [Heidi] Santiago, [Charles] Fletcher and [Lisa] Miller are a lot of fun as the three ghosts, and [Noelle] Fries has some lovely, heartbreaking moments as Tiny Tim. But it’s [Thomas] Heppler’s work as Scrooge that really keeps all of the elements of “A Christmas Carol: The Musical” hanging together. It’s difficult to convey Scrooge’s transformation in a believable way – he goes from the world’s biggest curmudgeon to a fervent ambassador for Christmas spirit in a matter of hours – but he pulls it off. The whole thing is infectious: Even if you go into the theater a Scrooge, you’ll leave a Tiny Tim.

-Nathan Weinbender, Spokesman-Review

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Photo credit: Chris Wooley, Heads & Tails Photo