Alan Menken, Lynn Ahrens and Mike Ockrent.
This spectacular musical extravaganza ran for ten years at Madison Square Garden. In 2004, this version became the basis of an NBC Hallmark Entertainment special (teleplay adaptation by Lynn Ahrens)
featuring Kelsey Grammer as Scrooge, and an array of stars including
Jason Alexander, Jesse L. Martin, Jane Krakowski, Geraldine Chaplin,
Jennifer Love Hewitt and Ruthie Henshall.
But even without starry casts and spectacular trappings, this A CHRISTMAS CAROL retains its emotional power and pure joy thanks to the marvelously told story and beautiful score.