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Beth Melewski
 
Next Friday, the preview shows begin for Twist Your Dickens or Scrooge You - a Second City/Goodman Theatre mash-up. Expect the unexpected but prepare for a good time and a new twist on the classic Christmas story, A Christmas Carol. I spoke to Beth Melewski, who plays the Ghost of Christmas Present, about what rehearsal has been like so far and what we can expect. Here's what she had to say...
 
The Jungle Book

Long before Disney's "The Lion King," there was another story about a young cub learning how to become a man with help of some unlikely animal comrades. In "The Jungle Book," based on Rudyard Kipling's collection of short stories, we follow Mowgli, who's raised by the wolves, taunted by a gaggle of monkeys, and taught "The Bear Necessities" by a portly character named Baloo.

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Photo courtesy: Dean LaPraire

Ah, 1977. Back when gas was 63 cents a gallon and the cost of a new home was essentially what a year and a half of college tuition is now: $62,500. It's also the year John Travolta showed us what it takes to be king of the disco floor in the record-breaking film, "Saturday Night Fever."

Leisure suits and affordable gas prices may have gone the way of dodo birds and handwritten letters, but one thing still endures: Goodman Theatre's beloved production of A Christmas Carol, which begins its amazing 35th anniversary production starting November 17 through December 29.

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