Just in time for the holidays, Third Avenue Playhouse (TAP) is offering audiences a magical musical created with cutting-edge technology that’s sure to become a new holiday tradition. The world premiere of Estella Scrooge: A Christmas Carol with a Twist will take place Nov. 27 and will be available for streaming through Jan. 31.
Estella Scrooge is the first digital theater piece filmed entirely during the pandemic. The story follows Estella Scrooge, a modern-day Wall Street tycoon with a penchant for foreclosing. A hotelier in her hometown has defaulted on his mortgage, and Estella fancies the idea of lowering the boom personally.
Arriving on Christmas Eve, she discovers that the defaulting party is her childhood friend Pip Nickleby, who has transformed the property into a refuge for those who are sick, dispossessed or without homes. A freak snowstorm forces Estella to take refuge, and that night, she’s haunted by three visitors.
Purchase tickets at thirdavenueplayhouse.com. Tickets cost $29.99 per household for a 72-hour viewing period, or $44.99 for a premium experience that includes unlimited viewings, a download of the CD and behind-the-scenes footage. Thirty percent of all ticket sales will be donated to TAP.