Review Roundup: A CHRISTMAS CAROL sweeps away critics!
Thursday | Dec. 15, 2016
The Rep's first production of A Christmas Carol in 35 years has proven to be more than worth the wait! Audiences and critics alike are in love with the show, and it's on pace to become The Rep's best-selling production ever.
We're compiling all of the local critical reactions in this space, so be sure to keep checking back as the reviews continue to roll in!
"For its golden anniversary season The Rep has mounted a sumptuous feast for the eyes and ears, filling its offering with shiny acting performances and a glittering array of technical achievements cleverly designed to brighten the holiday spirits of its patrons."
Judith Newmark, St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
"With 'A Christmas Carol,' the Rep lays out the welcome mat for all of us. 'Come on in,' the Rep seems to be saying, a sprig of holly in one hand and a cup of cheer in the other. 'This place belongs to you.’”
Chris Gibson, Broadway World:
"An absolute must-see for the Christmas season!"
Bob Wilcox, HEC-TV's Two on the Aisle:
"A splendid celebration of the spirit of the season."
Steve Allen, Stage Door St. Louis:
"... a stunning and memorable production that will guide us through this somewhat tough holiday season and hopefully give us renewed energy for the new year."
Richard Green, Alive Magazine:
"Director Steven Woolf has rounded up some of St. Louis’s best actors for this joyful two-hour show, replete with lovely singing, magical ghosts and highly naturalistic performances."
"The Rep's production delivers the spectacle of the story in a standout revival that's a welcome theatrical treat."
"With this production firing on all cylinders, it made my own 'Bah Humbug!' attitude melt. The Rep’s level of high quality professional theatre is such a magical gift to St. Louis."
"The Rep's production of A Christmas Carol is a holiday treat that will entertain the whole family while delivering an important message."
Michelle Kenyon, Snoop's Theatre Thoughts:
"It’s at turns whimsical, frightening, compassionate, challenging, and wondrous, with a strong cast taking the audience on this journey that’s at once familiar and new at the same time."
"The Rep’s production is a wonderful take on the classic. They remain true to the material, but not simply repeating the same Christmas show cliché."