Ross Petty Productions Breaks from Tradition… with Tradition!

We’re delighted to announce that for our 22nd annual Holiday Musical at Toronto’s Elgin Theatre, we’re presenting the world premiere of a brand new title… A CHRISTMAS CAROL, The Family Musical with a SCROOGE LOOSE!

Everyone’s favourite curmudgeon Ebenezer Scrooge discards his Humbug credo and pushes his big plan to own the holiday season. “I MUST HAVE THE HOLIDAYS! I MUST HAVE THEM!! I MUST!!!”

Scrooge, Cratchit, Marley and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future are joined by newly minted lovebirds Jane Cratchit and Jack the Rapper, a girl group, a boy band and a gang of ghostdusters on Christmas Eve, 1850’s London (Ontario). Will Scrooge succumb to the true meaning of Christmas? With a show full of songs, dances, jokes, topical references and ad libs, Mr. Scrooge may indeed be won over to the bright side.

With visions of Pantos dancing in his head, Charles Dickens will be rolling in his grave… with laughter. As the master storyteller once said, “There’s nothing so irresistibly contagious as laughter, good humour… and audience participation.” (Well, he didn’t actually say the last part).

Returning after a one year absence, having played Matilda’s school teacher Miss Trunchbull in Toronto and on a North American tour, is audience favourite and farceur extraordinaire Dan Chameroy. The creator of the iconic Plumbum, Dan can’t wait to devour the Elgin scenery and steal every scene he’s in.

Panto perennial and everyone’s favourite ginger Eddie Glen is back for his 15th panto to play Bob Cratchit, the long-suffering sidekick to a greedy, vindictive bully… think Sean Spicer and Donald Trump.
Last year’s gorgeous and talented Sleeping Beauty AJ Bridel (Kinky Boots/Anne at the Charlottetown Festival) returns to create the role of Jane, Scrooge’s executive assistant and Bob Cratchit’s strong, sensitive and resourceful daughter.

We can’t wait to see you at the Elgin this winter where you’ll experience
a show to delight children and adults alike. YULE LOVE IT!