It’s a clever idea, but one that is never fully realized in the execution, undermined by little sense of time and place, heavy-handed silliness and clunky one-liners: Bob Cratchit to Scrooge: “My fire has gone out.” Scrooge: “Oh, you mean it’s not exciting for you anymore?”
Lynne Heffley – LA Times
Now at the Big Victory Theatre through December 16, Paul Stroili has smoothly directed a delightfully delectable cast for your enjoyment.
Don Grigware – BroadwayWorld
At this point, it might take a scorecard to keep up with the outlandishly bizarre comings and goings, but, really, who cares as long as the laughs keep rolling.
Dink O’Neal – ArtsInLA
This comedic gem is highly entertaining, cleverly written and extremely well-acted.
Deborah Dodge – Burbank N Beyond
This holiday season, Mr. Stroili’s acting in and directing SeaGlass’s revival of Doug Armstrong, Keith Cooper, and Maureen Morley’s 1991 A Christmas Twist. And if you like low puns and high jinks, this extremely fun show could serve as a hangover remedy to the treacle overdose you may feel at this time of year.
Jason Rohrer – Stage and Cinema
Here, under the leadership of Paul Stroili. The cast delivers a fun script with some clever twists and turns.
Robert Machray – Stagehappenings
A CHRISTMAS TWIST
At Victory Theatre Center’s Big Victory Theatre
3326 W. Victory Blvd., Burbank
8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 4 p.m. Sunday; Ends Dec. 16, 2012
Tickets: $30; (818) 533-8441
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