Karla Burns in Forum Theatre's 'A Christmas Carol'
Tune in on Monday during Morning Edition for Aileen LeBlanc's full interview with the composer, writer, director and cast of A Christmas Carol, as well as some musical numbers, too.
Karla Burns sings "Celebrate the Time" as the jolly Ghost of Christmas Present.
Karla Burns is a Tony-nominated opera singer known for her role as Queenie in Show Boat on Broadway. Burns, who has also starred at The Met and at Carnegie Hall, is now in Wichita performing in The Forum Theatre Company's production of A Christmas Carol for the fourth year.
"I think she is delicious," Burns says of her character. "And I am a Christmas Eve baby so it's lovely to be in the theatre at this time of year."
"I love that I can say to people 'I am the Ghost of Christmas Present' but, in my opinion, I'm everybody's Christmas present."
And she is.
This production is 100% local including:
Director - Kathy Page Hauptman
Composer/Lyricist -Paul E. Jackson
Book - Conrad Jestmore
Shaun Michael Morse as Ebenezer Scooge
Cary Hesse as the Ghost of Christmas Past
Karla Burns as the Ghost of Christmas Present
The Forum Theatre Company's production of A Christmas Carol runs December 11-20 at the Scottish Rite Center, downtown Wichita. Visit the theatre company's website for more info.