Candlelight Dinner Playhouse, located north of Denver in Johnstown, is rebooting its traditional production of “Scrooge! The Musical” this year. The show is set to run Nov. 23-Dec. 31.

Candlelight brought in an entirely fresh team of directors and designers to re-envision the show. Robert Michael Sanders will lead the creative team as the director. Sanders has worked in the entertainment industry for over 25 years in theatre, film, music and television, and is an award-winning songwriter, actor and director with 5 albums, many commercials and films to his credit. He has directed almost 50 productions, most recently for the Candlelight with “Kiss Me Kate.”

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Joining the team to guide the choreography is Michael Lasris. Originally from VA, Lasris has been dancing since he was 7 years old. Favorite choreography credits: Rock of Ages, 42nd Street, A Christmas Story (Henry Award nomination), and Miss Saigon (BWW Award–Best Choreography). Upcoming projects include Performance Now’s Crazy For You (dir/chor), Diva Bee Productions’ Roy Orbison Experience (dir), and MAC’s My Fair Lady (Doolittle).

Candlelight resident music director Phil Forman will lead the vocal and instrumental music. Forman has been seen on, under or behind the stage for over 30 years, including guiding the music for Candlelight’s productions of Disney’s Newsies and Disney’s Mary Poppins.

Returning to Candlelight to play the lead role of the Ebenezer Scrooge is Brian Burron. The actor is a veteran of the Candlelight’s stage, from playing Mayor Shinn in its first production of The Music Man to Jesus in their production of Godspell. Burron also directed and choreographed several shows at Candlelight during its first sixyears, including Big River, Clue, Guys and Dolls, Fiddler on the Roof, and Oklahoma.

Thomas Castro (recently at Candlelight in Man of la Mancha and Kiss Me Kate) and Heather McClain (recently on stage at Candlelight in Disney’s Mary Poppins, Disney’s Newsies, and Man of la Mancha) will portray Mr. and Mrs. Cratchit. Candlelight veteran, Kent Sugg (recently on stage at Candlelight in Disney’s Mary Poppins, Disney’s Newsies, and Man of la Mancha) takes on the role of Scrooge’s business partners, Jacob Marley.