‘Scrinch: The Musical’ debuts at LampLight Theatre this weekend

Published 12:01 pm Friday, November 25, 2022

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Ah, Bumfuzzle!! What happens when you cross The Grinch with Ebenezer Scrooge? The result is a whimsical, heart-warming story called “Scrinch: The Musical.” This new original production debuts this Christmas season at LampLight Theatre in Downtown Kingsport.
Tis the season to bring comfort and joy to those whose spirits have grown cold by the bitter frost of life. This Victorian steampunk Christmas musical is sure to warm the cockles of the most rancorous heart. Take a journey to the village of Cotsbury, England and experience the tale of Scrinch, a master clock maker, and his family. The honorable Horatius Scrinch has been commissioned to design and build Cotsbury’s clock tower as tragedy strikes the village making the most devoted question their faith.
Those attending will experience the Christmas magic through innovative songs, beautiful costumes, and an imaginative Victorian steampunk set design. Original music was written by Billy Wayne Arrington along with composers, Judson Jenkins and Missy McCoy. Written and directed by Billy Wayne, the story reveals the true meaning of Christmas as a devoted young lady, Prudence Godfrey, braves the winter of Scrinch’s misfortune to share a message of hope that brings lost and forgotten souls home. Comedic gossips along with colorful characters assist in spreading holiday cheer throughout the village and into the hearts of all who attend.
The show will premier Thanksgiving weekend. Production dates are weekends November 26 through December 18. Weeknight performances will be December 19-21. Evening performances are at 7 p.m. Saturday matinees at 2 p.m. Sunday matinees are at 3 p.m. Additional weekday matinees will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 13, at 9 a.m. and 12 noon. Admission is $15 for adults. $10 for students. FREE for children 5 and under. Seniors and groups get a discount. Doors will open one hour before the show. Reservations are recommended, but walk-ins are always welcomed.
For reservations and information, please contact the LampLight box office at (423) 343-1766, Monday through Friday from 9 a,n, to 5 p.m. or online at www.lamplighttheatre.com.

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