“The Gospel According to Scrooge” is a wonderful, upbeat interpretation of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.” The familiar storyline is slightly changed as miserly Ebenezer Scrooge and Bob Cratchet interact. In this version of the Scrooge story, Bob Cratchet is not only Scrooge’s employee, but he is also his nephew; scripture and salvation messages are also subtly interwoven during the performance.
Mahalia is a joyous celebration of the life and music of Mahalia Jackson, the world's greatest gospel singer: a humble, deeply religious woman whose expressive, full throated voice carried her from a three room shanty in New Orleans to international fame. The joy and inspiration of her heartfelt songs provide a counterpoint to the urgent messages delivered by her friend, Martin Luther King, Jr.. Standing at his side, Jackson became the musical voice of the civil rights movement. This harmonious tribute includes music by various gospel composers as well as hymns and spirituals made famous by Jackson.