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David Wood stars as misanthropic miser Ebenezer Scrooge (photo by Stephen J. Larson)

Here We Come A’Caroling, with Ira David Wood III’s Zany Musical Version of A Christmas Carol!

‘Tis the season for the telling of a classic tale — Theatre in the Park’s musical adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. This Raleigh institution, which some affectionately call “The Ira David Wood Show,” enters its second 40 years of music, dance, and singing a Christmas masterpiece. As in Christmases past, the multi-talented Ira… Read More ›

Ira David Wood III’s “A Christmas Carol” Earns Its Keep

Ira David Wood III’s “A Christmas Carol,” now in its 40th year on stage, is as much of a legend around the Triangle as the man behind the show. While it would be easy for such a beloved production to ride on the heels of its fame and just coast…doing the same thing year after… Read More ›

Ira David Wood III (center) will reprise his role as the misanthropic old Ebenezer Scrooge in TIP's madcap musical version of "A Christmas Carol," which has become an annual Christmas tradition for Triangle children of all ages

David Wood Will Play Scrooge for the 37th Time in TIP’s Madcap Version of “A Christmas Carol”

Theatre in the Park‘s gala 38th-annual production of TIP executive and artistic director Ira David Wood III’s zany musical-comedy version of “A Christmas Carol,” which will run Dec. 6-9, 11, and 12 in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium and Dec. 15 and 16 in the Durham Performing Arts Center, will include timely topical references and the same old theatrical hocus-pocus and hilariously hokey vaudeville touches — not to mention a virtuoso performance by Wood as Ebenezer Scrooge.

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Theatre In The Park Announces 2012-2013 Season

Opening the season with a bang, in September, is the Tony and Pulitzer Prize winning musical Next to Normal. With a thrilling contemporary score by Tom Kitt and book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey, Next to Normal is an emotional powerhouse of a musical about a family trying to take care of themselves and each other.

After missing "ACC 2010" due to open heart surgery, David Wood returns to his signature role as Ebenezer Scrooge in his zany musical adaptation of Charles Dickens' 1843 Yuletide story, "A Christmas Carol"

Ira David Wood III Returns as Scrooge in TIP’s Madcap Musical Version of “A Christmas Carol”

At age 64, David Wood ruefully admits, it requires less makeup than it did in December 1974, at age 27, when he first played his role signature role as the malicious, misanthropic old miser who experiences a miraculous Christmas Eve conversion, after a series of ghostly visitations, in “A Christmas Carol” (1843) by Charles Dickens.