The Gospel According to Scrooge, written by James P. Schumacher, is a musical drama based on A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. Schumacher, in adding the Christian theme, has retained Dickens’ story line, and the presentation is easily recognizable as an adaptation of the original work.
We at Bethel are committed to sharing the Christian message and find The Gospel According to Scrooge is an excellent way of doing so. While the play has its serious moments, it is generally light-hearted and humorous. As Bob Cratchit says, “Uncle Ebenezer really is a comical old fellow.”
The Gospel According to Scrooge has been a Christmas tradition at Bethel Church since 1983, and this is our sixteenth presentation.
Our cast and crew members live in Boone, Jefferson, Madrid, Ogden, Perry, West Des Moines and Woodward. We range in age from five to “eightyish,” but all are very young in spirit.
Join us Friday, December 2, at 7:00 p.m. Saturday, December 3, at 7:00 p.m. Sunday, December 4, at 2:00 p.m.