"Scrooge - The Musical" Audience Comments:
"Valerie and John, we thoroughly enjoyed Scrooge the Musical yesterday! What exceptional talent in performance and preparation...BRAVO!"
"Hi Sifu, Sigung, just wanted to let you know how amazing the performance was! It was incredibly entertaining and enjoyed by the whole family. The boys were still talking about Jacob Marley this morning! Congratulations!
Thanks for everything...." M.
"Hi Valerie and John, Just wanted to let you know that our family truly enjoyed your show tonight...I haven't even taken my coat off yet I wanted to make sure I got this message out to you and| John ..............Bravo such talent !!!!!!!! would go see it again tomorrow if I could so would the rest of us... we LOVED it. take good care" Colleen
"Just a short note to tell you how much we enjoyed the play. "Scrooge's" joy was contagious and I was giggling all the way home! Well done you guys!"
"Hi Valerie & John, Saw your show on Sat. night with some friends of ours. It was fantastic!!! Everyone did such a great job....look at you Valerie, an actress now....there's no stopping you two! and John, loved your song to your girl....good for you! Hope to see you soon."
Love Glenda and Jack
"Valerie and John !!!!!!
Miranda and I saw the show this afternoon and really enjoyed it!
The whole production was great.
Congratulations to everyone concerned, I was especially noticing the silent, almost invisible, stage crew who did a splendid job!!!
The mist was effective too, although I was amused by the whistling machine.
Great job all round." Beryl J
"Hi Valerie: Just wanted to let you and John know how much we enjoyed Scrooge the Musical. It was a wonderful production. John's portrayal of Scrooge was sensitive and funny at the same time. The quality of music and lyrics was better than some of the shows we have seen at Mirvish. Everyone else did a great job too. My cousins, who are friends of Ben Harrison, asked me to mention how much they had enjoyed the performance too. What a talent - to write the play, words and music, and to excel in acting as well!"
"We did manage to attend your show Scrooge on Thursday evening and both my husband and I were very impressed with the show. What an enjoyable evening we had. The music, singing, costumes were fantastic. Mind you the Morley Ghost did make me jump out of my chair at times - what a scary character he was!!! Also, you made a beautiful Ghost of Christmas Past and of course as I believe I have said before John makes a fantastic Scrooge. The best ever. Everything was great and as you said we came away feeling so uplifted. It was a completely enjoyable evening and I would certainly recommend it to anyone. What a lot of work it must have been. Well done to you both!!!!"
"Hi Valerie and John,
Bravo!!!! What a great and fun way to start the Christmas season with your wonderful play. John was remarkable in his acting, dancing, singing and song writing. There was something for everyone to enjoy, something for all ages. I am only sorry that I didn`t get to see`` Scrooge ``before.
"A brief note to thank you for the tickets to Scrooge. Martha and I had a delightful time at the performance. What an outstanding performance it was! I was particularly impressed with the large number of children and youth in the cast, all so very talented and comfortable on stage. At such tender ages, they have a wonderful start to a life and love of theatre.
I wish you and John continued success with theatre in Muskoka, and with the founding the Muskoka Theatre Guild. Reading the biographies in the program, it is quite apparent that there is an huge pool of very talented people in the region.....with an exciting future. Best wishes to you and John for health and success in 2009." Ted
"What a brilliant, fun and uplifting show! I hope the music will be made into a CD to enjoy over and over again whatever the season. The lyrics were wonderful as was the music. John, all your talent in so many fields takes my breath away. The crowd around me loved the show as much as I did. " Gundy
" I thought the whole production was fabulous! The music was amazing...I particularly liked the song about ringing in Christmas. (John is truly astounding in so many areas.) I was impressed with all the costumes. Christmas Present ghost looked splendidly jolly and Future Ghost was very imposing. His entrance was really effectively executed. As I stood outside the theatre after the performance I was listening to the comments of the various groups of people standing around me. Everybody had something very positive to say. There were a lot of happy comments about the Christmas morning scene when Scrooge was cavorting around in a gleeful manner and everybody loved the scene with Pru, Ian, Dave and Emma.
"I can't tell you how many times I heard that Tiny Tim was perfectly cast....and everybody RAVED about the music! I also heard several times about the effectiveness of the opening scene. The choreography was terrific.....all those folks dancing around and nobody fell off the stage. The children were really cute and performed very well. I thought Willow did a great job as Fan. It is a wonderful, uplifting production that certainly reinforces the spirit of Christmas. You should all be very proud! Many blessings to you both..." Barb
"We thoroughly enjoyed the performance of Scrooge. It was great to see such a classic story improved upon by unique and brilliant music. And added to the delivery of this music was some great choreography, which made for some very interesting and memorable moments in the production. I really enjoyed the touches of humor throughout the play, and the blend of old and new in the script. In essence, John Oliver Peel's Scrooge was familiar and different all at once. The finale was just beautiful and the music was still ringing in my head the next day. Watching this part of the play provided to me one of those wonderful moments when you remember what Christmas is actually about. " Lisa