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'Scrooge & Marley' Chicago red carpet premiere Nov. 29 at Music Box
Bruce Vilanch, other stars walk red carpet Thursday, Nov. 29
2012-11-26

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CHICAGO - Chicago Indie Film "Scrooge & Marley," a modern-day variation on Charles Dickens' classic holiday story "A Christmas Carol," will have its Chicago Red Carpet Premiere and one-week run at Chicago's historic Music Box Theatre (3733 N. Southport Ave.) Nov. 29 thru Dec. 6th.

Tickets are now on sale for all events and screenings at: www.musicboxtheatre.com/events/scroogeandmarley .

Full cast & production team bios: www.scroogeandmarleymovie.com .

Recounted from a gay sensibility with heart, comedy and original music, the film will also screen in at least a dozen cities nationwide this holiday season, with a DVD and soundtrack slated for December release. Filmed in Chicago last May, "Scrooge & Marley" stars acclaimed actor David Pevsner, former Saturday Night Live star Tim Kazurinsky, Rusty Schwimmer, Bruce Vilanch, Megan Cavanagh, Ronnie Kroell, David Moretti, Richard Ganoung, and JoJo Baby. It is narrated by Tony award-winning actress Judith Light.

The Chicago Premiere run will kick off with a gala opening night celebration featuring most of the stars of the film including Pevsner, Schwimmer, Vilanch, Cavanagh, Kroell, Moretti and Ganoung. A pre-VIP event will be held at Frida's Restaurant at 5 pm, Red Carpet at the Music Box at 6:30 pm and the film screening at 7 pm, followed by a Q&A with cast and crew. The VIP after-party will be held at D'Agostino's on Addison. Philanthropist Michael Leppen is underwriting the opening night events.

Acclaimed out actor David Pevsner portrays Ben Scrooge while former Saturday Night Live star Tim Kazurinsky appears as the Ghost of Jacob Marley. Rounding out the cast is a host of other recognized theatrical actors: Drew Anderson, Christopher Allen, Nicholas Bailey, Allison Torem, Fawzia Mirza, Peter Mohawk, Becca Kaufman, Scott Duff, PJ Powers, Amy Matheny and many more.

Featuring a wide range of music from award-winning singers and bands, Jason Gould performs a special end credit song, written for the film by Marsha Malamet, Liz Vidal and Stephan Oberhoff. Other performers in the film and soundtrack include Matt Alber, BETTY, Linda Good, Amber deLaurentis, Becca Kaufman, Chicago Gay Men's Chorus, Lakeside Pride members, Jeannie Tanner and more.

Music Box Theatre Schedule in Chicago:

Thursday, Nov. 29, 6:30pm - red carpet, 7 p.m. screening followed by Q&A

Friday, Nov, 30, 2:30 p.m., followed by 5-7 meet and greet with actors at Sidetrack

Saturday, Dec. 1, Noon, benefit for Chicago Gay Men's Chorus

Sunday, Dec. 2, Noon (ASL interpreted), benefit for Lakeside Pride

Monday, Dec. 3, 2:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 5, 7:30 p.m., benefit for Lambda Legal

Thursday, Dec. 6, 2:30 p.m.

Some of the Music Box shows will feature additional cast appearances, Q&As and even musical performances. More details will be available soon. See www.scroogeandmarleymovie.com for additional screening information.

The film will also screen over Christmas at the Gene Siskel Film Center 164 N., State Street, Chicago: Friday, Dec. 21, 8:15 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 22 at 7:45 p.m. and Thursday, Dec. 27, 7:45 p.m.

Following are the upcoming screenings of the movie (more to be added):

Wed., Dec. 5, 2012, 7 p.m.: The Seattle at The Rendezvous JewelBox Theatre (2322 2nd Ave., Seattle) will serve as host with proceeds benefiting Social Outreach Seattle (SOSea). This special screening is being presented by The Seattle Lesbian. Tickets are $10 general admission and $25 VIP. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door. Doors open at 6 p.m., full bar and food menu available. Brown Paper Tickets: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/297234 . Facebook event page: www.facebook.com/events/455830031130242/ .

Thursday, Dec. 6: Tampa International Gay & Lesbian Film festival special screening. 8 p.m., $10, at Baywalk Muvico, 151 2nd Avenue North, St. Petersburg, Fla., www.tiglff.com .

Friday, Dec. 7, 8 p.m., Acorn Theater, 107 Generations Drive, Three Oaks, Michigan, www.acorntheater.com .

Saturday, Dec. 8, 7:30 p.m., Wealthy Theatre, 1130 Wealthy Street SE, Grand Rapids, Mich., 616-459-4788, www.grcmc.org/theatre.

Sat., Dec. 8, 7 p.m., OUT at the Movies at University of North Carolina School of the Arts/ACE Theatre Complex, 1533 S. Main Street, Winston-Salem, NC; $7 ($6 seniors/students). Admission is $5 for anyone who brings a donation for the food pantry of AIDS Care Service. Tickets on sale at 6:15 p.m. in the ACE lobby. Advanced, reserved tickets can be purchased by calling 336-918-0902. www.OUTattheMoviesWinston.org

Sunday, Dec. 9, 2 p.m., Cinema Center, 437 East Berry St., Fort Wayne, Ind., 260-426-3456, www.cinemacenter.org .

Sunday, Dec. 9, 4:30 p.m. at The Fleur Cinema, 4545 Fleur Drive, Des Moines, Iowa, 515-287-4545, $10; advance tickets available at the theater, www.fleurcinema.com .

Thursday, Dec. 13, 7 p.m., Philadelphia Ritz East, 125 South Second Street, Philadelphia, Pa., 215-925-7900, tickets.landmarktheatres.com . Direct ticket link: https://tickets.landmarktheatres.com/Ticketing.aspx?TheatreID=273&MovieID=14229&ShowDate=12/13/2012&ScheduleID=19810

Thursday, Dec. 13, 7 p.m., Camelot Theatre, Palm Springs, 2300 E. Baristo Rd., 760-325-6565, www.camelottheatres.com . Cast David Pevsner, Megan Cavanagh, Ronnie Kroell and David Moretti will do a post-show talk-back. Benefit for Cinema Diverse: The Palm Springs Gay and Lesbian Film Festival

Sunday, Dec. 16, 3:15 p.m., Castro Theatre, 429 Castro Street, San Francisco, Calif. In a double-header with "Hannah Free" starring Sharon Gless, 1 p.m., $8, start time, "Scrooge & Marley at 3:15 p.m., $10. Tickets available at the door prior to showtime, www.castrotheatre.com .

Sunday, Dec. 16, 3:30 p.m., Little Art Theatre, 247 Xenia Avenue, Yellow Springs, Ohio, 937-767-7671. www.littleart.com .

Tuesday, Dec. 18, 5:30 p.m., Nickelodeon Theatre, 1607 Main St., Columbia, SC, nickelodeon.org .

Thursday, Dec. 20, 5 p.m., Landmark Theatres Sunshine Cinema, 143 W. Houston St., New York, NY. Tickets:

tickets.landmarktheatres.com/Ticketing.aspx .

Friday, Dec. 21, 8:15 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 22 at 7:45 p.m.; and Thursday, Dec. 27, 7:45 p.m. at Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N., State Street, Chicago, www.siskelfilmcenter.org .

Friday, Dec. 21, 7 and 9 p.m., Reel Affirmations XTRA: Monthly Film Series, at Carnegie Institute for Science at 1530 P Street NW, www.reelaffirmationsDecXtra.eventbrite.com .

More screenings to be added in additional cities this December.

The film is also on Tugg, a new website that allows people to create their own theatrical screening of current and classic movies at local theaters. See http://www.tugg.com/titles/scrooge-marley.

"Scrooge & Marley" is a modern-day variation on Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol." Recounted from a gay sensibility, with heart, comedy and music, the magic of Dickens' timeless tale of a man's redemption at the holidays-thanks to the help of three ghostly spirits-comes alive from a fresh perspective that will appeal to audiences of every persuasion. The film is based on an original script by Ellen Stoneking, Knight and Timothy Imse. It was directed by Knight and Peter Neville. Producers of the film are Tracy Baim ("Hannah Free") and David Strzepek ("Foodgasm"), joined by several co-producers (Knight, Neville, Stoneking, Kroell, and Moretti) and noteworthy crew. Running time: 90 minutes. A presentation of Sam I Am Productions, LLC.

Full cast & production team bios:

www.scroogeandmarleymovie.com

Twitter: @ScroogeMarleyCh

Facebook:

www.facebook.com/ScroogeAndMarley .

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