The cast of LYRIC’S A CHRISTMAS CAROL sings over 17 carols throughout the show- some very familiar and often sung, and a few that you only hear every now and again. The addition of these Christmas classics brings so much joy and life to the show, and it’s one of my personal favorite moments every time I see the show. We asked our administrative and artistic staff what their favorite carol from the show was, and we got quite a response! Meet some of them here; we’ll post even more responses soon!
Paula Stover, Executive Director: “What Child is This?” My grandson started it out for two years as Tiny Tim so, of course, it has to be my favorite.
Siobhan Morava, Development Officer: “Hark the Herald Angels Sing!” My church doesn’t have Christmas pageants or a special service, but we would always sing that song around Christmas and only around Christmas. 🙂 It just ‘feels’ like Christmas to me.
Danyel Siler, Director of Marketing: This is really hard picking just one carol that is my favorite from LYRIC’S A CHRISTMAS CAROL, I love so many of them because they transport me back to the production and the moment we hear them.
Maybe “Wassail Song” because it starts Act II with the Ghost of Christmas Present? The first time I saw this production with my daughter she loved the grand entrance of this character with the large sleigh and wonderful laugh, she loved it so much it was all she talked about for weeks.
Or maybe it is “What Child is This?” Tiny Tim’s sweet voice starting his family on this carol in the Cratchit home after their talks of Scrooge reminds me of the innocence of children.
My favorite that is the most fun has to be “Three Ships” at the Fezziwig party. Fezziwig, along with his wife and daughters, bring all the cheer of the season you could ask for in this number. The whole company gets the audience tapping their feet as they watch the actors dance and sing.
Scott Bartel, Ticket Operations Manager: “The Wassail Song.” During the holiday season, I absolutely LOVE to make wassail. There is no better holiday drink! It’s always a crowd pleaser and gets me in the holiday spirit.
Stephen Hilton, Director of Education: “In the Bleak Midwinter” has always been one of my favorites. It’s not well-known or overused like so many, and its melody and structure match its message and lyrics perfectly.
Deborah Minard, Business Manager: “O, Christmas Tree” – my Mom sang it to me in German when I was little.
Unless otherwise noted, all photos of the cast of Lyric’s 2013 production of LYRIC’S A CHRISTMAS CAROL. Photo by KO Rinearson.