The GSU Center for Performing Arts bring two classic Christmas stories to the South Suburbs.
A Christmas Carol
Friday, November 23, 2012
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Oak Lawn native talks about the physical stamina it takes to portray the infamous miser.
John Boss does not slow down. "I like life," he said, echoing one of the songs he will sing as the title character in Scrooge: The Musical for two performances this weekend with the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra's Harris Holiday Concerts in Frankfort (read about the production here). "I just turned 50 and absolutely do not sit in a rocking chair," he said. Indeed, the Oak Lawn native and veteran actor lives theater virtually 24/7. In addition to preparing for Scrooge, he just completed a run in The Nutcracker at Theater at the Center in Munster, Indiana, and in February will portray Daddy Warbucks in the musical Annie at Star Plaza Theatre in Merrillville, Ind. Boss also works full-time at All Dressed Up, a Batavia shop boasting some …
The musical adaptation of Dickens' 'A Christmas Carol' is part of the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra's holiday concerts this weekend.
In its successful and never-ending quest to surprise and delight Southland audiences, the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra has engaged legendary skinflint Ebenezer Scrooge for two appearances this weekend. English literature's infamous miser, portrayed by Oak Lawn native John Boss (read an interview with the actor here), appears with a lavishly costumed cast--and the IPO--in an hour adaptation of Leslie Bricusse's Scrooge: The Musical. The production, part of the IPO's Harris Holiday Concert, is directed by Etel Billig and runs Dec. 18-19, at the Lincoln-Way East Performing Arts Center in Frankfort. "I'm a tremendous fan of Leslie Bricusse," said Carmen DeLeone, IPO musical director. "He's a brilliant composer, brilliant lyricist and knows…