Lavinia Reid is preparing a new show called A Musical Theatre Christmas Carol for the Chambersburg Ballet Theatre in Chambersburg, Pa. This article covers a number of different aspects of creating the show, "from composition to crowdfunding to working with a programmed digital orchestra." More information is available at the theater's Facebook page.
Thanks to Rachel for passing along the link to Dear Mr. Dickens! Blogger Melissa spent a year reading the collected works of Dickens and recording her impressions on this fun and lively blog, in the form of letters to the novelist. A most laudable endeavor, especially for someone who hadn't read Dickens before!
This article about the preferred writing tools of 20 famous authors mentions Dickens and his favorite colors of ink and paper, and includes an image of him with his quill pen. Thanks to Christy for the link.
Remember this post about the upcoming London production of A Tale of Two Cities, with Sydney Carton as a member of the "27 Club"? The idea inspired me to write a full-length article, which ran today in First Things.
Elsewhere on the FT site, blogger B. D. McClay uses my article as a springboard to ask what readers' favorite and least favorite Dickens novels are.