Local culture cravers know that it wouldn't be a real Vegas holiday without "A Christmas Carol" at Lawry's. There's something about experiencing this story over a meal in an intimate setting that truly reminds us how good it feels to be there for one another.
Brandon Klock and James Heim are the co-directors of the experience December 1st through 5h at Lawry's The Prime Rib - Las Vegas, 4043 Howard Hughes Parkway, Las Vegas, NV, 89169. (702.893.2223). We asked cast member Narée Asherian to interview them about their company, EJG Productions.
NARÉE ASHERIAN: What is EJG Productions' mission?
EJG PRODUCTIONS: EJG Productions is a non-profit theater organization, focused on bringing fresh, innovative, and thought-provoking performances to the Las Vegas arts community. In a city already rich in culture and entertainment, we hope to develop and support new works, celebrate classics, and use our resources to make them available to everyone through outreach and education programs.
NA: How did you get started with A Christmas Carol?
EJG: Brandon Klock has directed and produced A Christmas Carol for 11 years. This is James Heim’s first year coming on board as co-director.
NA: What makes the way EJG puts on A Christmas Carol unique?
EJG: Lawry’s The Prime Rib is a unique setting to put on A Christmas Carol. In addition to the amazing meal that is served during the show, we perform in the round so every audience member gets a unique view from their table. Some audience members even get a chance to interact and dance with the cast during part of the show.
NA: What advice would you give new audience members seeing the show for the first time?
EJG: Come with an empty stomach, lots of Christmas spirit, and enjoy the show!
NA: What do you want people to know about the show?
EJG: Our cast and crew is made up of a lot of really talented local performers who work hard to put on a great show. You will see many of the cast members playing multiple roles as part of the overall ensemble.
Though most of our cast returns year after year (such as our Scrooge, Ken Kucan, who has been with us since year one), we’re excited to have three new actors making their EJG debut (Luke Herrmann as Tiny Tim, Joshua Meltzer as Jacob Marley/ Ghost of Christmas Present, and Spencer Debenham as Young Scrooge/ Fred). Also, many of our patrons are returning guests who come to see the show every year. It’s become a bit of a tradition for some. We hope it’ll be the same for you!
NA: What would you tell creatives looking to get involved with EJG?
EJG: Reach out! We are looking to grow going in 2020 and beyond. We’d love to hear from you!
NA: Where can we go to see current show information and get updates on future projects?