To hear Charles Dickens’ timeless classic, A Christmas Carol, in his own words, is to experience the story for the first time. To hear it told in Jennifer Munro’s dramatic and thoroughly English interpretation, is to experience it as Dickens’ himself intended: with just the power of the human voice to bring his irresistible cast of characters, Scrooge, Marley’s Ghost, the Fezziwigs, the Cratchits, and the rascals in the “low browed beetling shop”, to vibrant and authentic life.
However, Dickens’ real genius is that the moments of heartbreak and poignancy are made bearable by scenes of hilarity and dry British humor. Above all, this memorable story reminds us that generosity toward those less fortunate than ourselves lies at the very heart of personal happiness – and isn’t that what the Christmas season is all about?
What People are Saying!
I'd only previously seen "cartoon" versions of "A Christmas Carol"...flouncy costumes with music. Jennifer Munro's captivating storytelling of the tale was a revelation and transformed my experience. For the first time, I really got the richness of the language, the subtle quality of the humor and the depth that comes from my own imagination, inspired by her dazzling performance. A most memorable evening.
...... Paul Hodes
A Christmas Carol was a bit of a drag in high school. I didn’t understand why people were so excited about it. Jennifer’s performance made it accessible and entertaining, and I gained a whole new appreciation for the story.
...... Colleen Spears, College Student