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Ira David Wood III's A Christmas Carol Reviews

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Average customer review: 2.0 star rating (1.8 Stars)

Number of reviews: 5



4.0 star rating Steve Lee from Durham, North Carolina


It wasn’t what I was expecting but I loved every minute of it It’s a wonderfully poignant musical comedy that reaches an emotional climax There were some political jokes and innuendo which I found witty and amusing , as did all the audience that night but there again I’m a fan of SNL

2.0 star rating Whata Shame from Raleigh, North Carolina


I agree with the one star review above. The show was too political. The audience shouldn't know the writer's politics during a Christmas show. To much of that going on these days in theater. Guarantee that same slant didn't happen three years ago toward the Democrat Pres...who I voted for. Christmas is supposed to be about coming together. The rest of the show was well done. Give us all a break and be neutral. More ticket sales and returning customers.

1.0 star rating Disenchanted from Raleigh, North Carolina


Why on earth do politics have to be forced on us even during A Christmas Carol? It is clear that the production is incredibly left-leaning and makes insulting overtures towards conservatives. Incredibly disappointing as we used to love this production when my kids were younger. I believe you all have forgotten that we paid to be entertained and inspired, not insulted. I won't be buying tickets next year and I will be sharing my experience with others.

1.0 star rating Anne Allen from Raleigh, North Carolina


This should be billed as a farce. I was expecting the real Christmas Carol. This was not it. It was vaguely set around the Charles Dickens classic. It was over the top and not even funny. There were several finales. The worst of which is when "Scrooge" came out as Elvis. If I had purchased the tickets, I would have left. What a waste of time and money.

1.0 star rating Richard Williams from Raleigh, North Carolina


This is the second time I've seen this production over the years. I understand that there is a tongue-in-cheek element to the production but it was way over the top this year. The story seemed secondary to the gags. Jokes took too long to develop, long pauses on stage while the actors hammed it up reaching for laughs that didn't come. Pace was really slow making it hard to stay engaged. Story didn't really start until the second act and every time I felt getting pulled into the story, Scrooge (played by IDW4) yanked you out with a bit of clowning. Felt like the show needed someone to tell them when something wasn't funny but maybe at this point, they don't care. Won't see it again.


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