ARTICLE: Dickens’ Christmas Carol: Paul Morella does it solo
DC THEATRE SCENE • DECEMBER 11, 2014 • BY CHRISTOPHER HENLEY
“My goal is that they [the audience] will never look at the story the same way again. This is not your Mama’s Christmas Carol.”
In what has become an annual event, Paul Morella is bringing to Olney Theatre Center a one-man version of the Charles Dickens classic, a story that has become almost as ubiquitous a part of the holiday season as the Christmas story itself, giving us terms (“Scrooge”) that have become household words and phrases “(God bless us, every one!”) that are familiar to all. Admitting that the gig means time away from his own family during the holiday season, he looked on the bright side: “I get to have Christmas every day [during the run] with different people
THEATER MANIA • DECEMBER 12, 2014 • BY KEITH LORIA
When you have the Disney brand behind you, it's hard not to make a big splash. Yet Olney Theatre Center's colorful production of The Little Mermaid does more than just put smiles on people's faces, it crafts a delightful adventure that swims beyond what lovers of the movie expect thanks to director Mark Waldrop and his outstanding creative team who make the ocean come alive.
REVIEW: ‘A Christmas Carol - A Ghost Story of Christmas’ at Olney Theatre Center
DC METRO THEATER ARTS • DECEMBER 11, 2014 • BY LETICIA LOFTIN
A cold, winter night… a charming theatre housing the town’s lovers of The Arts… and America’s favorite Christmas story – it felt like a storybook evening. It was if Charles Dickens was there-right beside me-reciting his own novella. And what a pleasure to be enlightened by Paul Morella’s adaptation of Dickens’ holiday classic.
Olney Theatre Center is a proud partner of Barrie School.
Olney Theatre Center is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization. All programs are made possible by support from the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County; the Maryland State Department of Education; and the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency funded by the State of Maryland and the National Endowment for the Arts.