Scrooge the Musical
No holiday season is complete without a retelling of Dickens' beloved A Christmas Carol, and in 1970, renowned writer/composer/lyricist Leslie Bricusse adapted the classic short story into the hit musical Scrooge.
With the goose and holly of a Victorian Christmas surrounding him, miserly old Ebenezer Scrooge rejects the companionship of his fellow men and women for the sterile pleasure of gold. He is saved from this loveless life by the intercession of the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future, who take him on a fantastic trip through the times of his life and show him a glimpse of the tragic future that awaits him should he not mend his ways. In the end, a transformed Scrooge realizes that "mankind should be my business" and that one little boy is of greater weight than all of the gold in his strongbox.