This year’s special tenth anniversary of Scrooge, the Musical will feature over 100 actors in this holiday favorite that has captivated in 80 performances over the past decade. This year for the first-time ever, NTPA will offer audiences an option to view Scrooge, the Musical from the comfort and safety of their own home with a livestream high-quality video experience.
Since 2011 and by the end of this year’s schedule, Rodenbaugh will have taken the stage some 80 times, attended by over 10,000 patrons. Over a decade, Rodenbaugh has dedicated an estimated 2,000 rehearsal/practice hours into this role and Scrooge, the Musical productions.
“I come back each year because I believe in Scrooge’s very special message of rebirth and redemption,” explains Rodenbaugh. “It teaches us that we have the opportunity to start our lives all over again and change for the better, and now, more than ever, we need this positive message of history’s second greatest Christmas Story.”
Rodenbaugh’s performance was described in a 2012 Dallas Morning News article as “brilliant … robust and passionate,” and he has continued to gain a following ever since.
In this year’s special production, Darrell will be joined by his son Christopher Rodenbaugh as Young Scrooge who played the role from its opening season through 2016. Unable to perform in the production since 2017 due to attending an out-of-state college, Christopher is excited to reprise the role once again this year.