“In adapting this version of A Christmas Carol, we differed from the original by shifting Scrooges'
process of awakening. With each ghost, a new phase of Scrooge's awareness and commitment
to change is roused. He begins early on as wanting to become a better man, however, as
many of us do, he struggles, having desire but lacks the tools and ability to actually do so.
Many fairy tales take us through a journey to inspire the individual to “wake up” from their
wrong-doings but do not tell us how or what happens next when we decide to make that
change. Many of us strive but fall back into our old ways repeatedly until we figure out what
works for us to personally mature.
In the original story, the height of Scrooge's evolution comes when he sees his own grave, his
change comes from self-interest, not from humanity. We shifted the story to recognize the harm
he is responsible for in others' lives. His true awakening comes when seeing the finality of suffering
he is partly responsible for, realizing he has added to that adversity, and understanding
he has the means to assist in ending that hardship if he is allowed to continue his life with eyes
The question remains… how? I wanted to reflect on the steps that people go through in change.
And provide some tools to actualize options once we recognize how difficult real change is, and
the commitment it takes to achieve it. We all need love and respect but also to hold each other
accountable for our actions so that we may grow individually and collectively as a society”.
Juliette Blasor. Screenplay, Direction and Production.
“What happens when people forget their humanity and operate from revenge, spite, lack of empathy
and judgment? What happens if you are given an opportunity to fix your past aggressions?
These are some of the topics of A Christmas Carol and what I wanted to address in our
new rendition of this classic story with writer Juliette Blasor. How does one take responsibility
for one's actions and actually do something about it? We also wanted to expand on some of
the female characters and give them a voice. We added a lot of a cappella singing, reflecting the
joy of other characters and the melancholic instrumental music reflects what the main character,
Ebenezer Scrooge, is feeling.
Ultimately the story is about love, respect, empathy, kindness and how we as humans on this
planet can protect each other and grow spiritually in our life's journey”.
Denise Blasor. Direction and Production.
"Although there have been many film, theater, and television productions about A Christmas
Carol, there is no podcast like the one we present now. It's an aural setting that delivers Dickens's
message through the music, sound effects, and extraordinary voice acting that make this
Christmas classic a delight for all. We hope you like it".
Dr. Rene Heredia. General Director and Producer.