Arts Daily / Spartanburg Methodist College presents “Mr. Scrooge!”

Spartanburg Methodist College presents “Mr. Scrooge!”

Spartanburg Methodist College presents “Mr. Scrooge!,” a musical adaptation of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, December 2 and 3 at 7 p.m. in the Gibbs Auditorium of Ellis Hall. Admission is free. “Mr. Scrooge!” is written and scored by SC Playwright and SMC Professor, Dr. Lanny Lanford. As a seminary student he was invited to write the lyrics and music for a staged version of A Christmas Carol. A lifelong fan of Dickens, he jumped at the opportunity, but felt the length of the production was long and the real meaning of Christmas too vague so he gave it a fresh approach and made Dickens the narrator of the production. This version has run continuously in theaters and churches since 1980.