Hollywood Christmas Carol Continues Without Seymour and Wilder

News   Hollywood Christmas Carol Continues Without Seymour and Wilder Jane Seymour has withdrawn from the starry production of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, which is currently playing Hollywood's Kodak Theatre through Jan. 4, 2009.

Seymour, who was to appear as the Ghost of Christmas Past in the spooky Victorian classic, withdrew from the production during rehearsals due to a bronchial infection, according to producers. A holographic sequence that was to feature veteran screen actor Gene Wilder as the ghost of Jacob Marley was scrapped due to limited tech time.

Kevin Von Feldt directs and adapts the 95-minute holiday work that began performances Dec. 22. Stage and screen veteran Christopher Lloyd (Mornings at Seven, "Back to the Future") stars as Scrooge with John Goodman (Big River, "Roseanne") as the Ghost of Christmas Present and Jane Leeves (Cabaret, "Frasier") as Mrs. Cratchitt.

Jane Noseworthy has stepped in for Seymour, while Barry Cutler has assumed the role of Marley in the flesh. The cast also features Time Winters, Thomas MacGreevy, Nicky Korba and David Stenstrom.

The Kodak presentation of A Christmas Carol has scenery by Jeff Hile, scenic elements by Jaroslav Gebr, lighting by David Neville, sound by Phil Allen and special effects by Technifex.

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