ABOUT THE SHOW
In a three-hour, exclusive experience, an audience of twenty patrons will enjoy an elegant feast at Greenport’s acclaimed First and South Restaurant & Bar while witnessing this epic tale in an all-new telling. A favorite of locals and tourists alike, First and South Restaurant & Bar opened in May 2012 and has long presented themed celebrations throughout the year. The highly acclaimed eatery has adhered to strict COVID-19 protocol since the very first government briefing on the matter on February 26th, 2020.
Menu along with suggested wine pairings (click to enlarge):
Starring as the show’s storyteller is acclaimed New England actor Scott H. Severance, who has starred as Scrooge in the national tour of the production for the last six years. Severance’s regional credits include Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof, Harold in The Full Monty, King Triton in The Little Mermaid, and Edna in Hairspray. His film credits include “Fever Pitch” starring Drew Barrymore and “Clear History” with Larry David. Based on the classic Charles Dickens’ novel, A Christmas Carol features a book written by Severance with additional material by Outer Critics Circle Honoree and Drama Desk Award nominee Vanessa Leuck and two-time Tony Award nominee Ethan Popp.
This festive holiday celebration combines a decadent, three-course meal with one man’s singular retelling of a tale he’s intimately familiar with, fifty years to the day after Ebenezer Scrooge’s holiday redemption.
In the true spirit of the holidays, the production will be partnering with Community Action Southold Town (CAST) to collect new, unwrapped toys, clothing and monetary donations for North Fork families in need at performances between December 9th and December 17th, and non-perishable food items at performances on December 18th and 20th.
The show will be presented in a tented, socially distant outdoor setting and adhere to strict New York State COVID-19 prevention guidelines. The production will run from December 9th, 2020 through December 20th, 2020 with dinner performances on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays at 5:30 pm and brunch performances Fridays and Sundays at 11:30 am. In case of a lockdown and the show is cancelled, we'll honor the price of the tickets at face value for "to go" food or make other arrangements.
SCOTT H. SEVERANCE
Scott has over 400 professional credits as an actor, director, producer and playwright during his multiple award-winning career. Scott has starred as Scrooge in PerSeverance Productions’ national tour of A Christmas Carol for the last six years (he also directed the show and wrote the adaptation). He has played the iconic role of Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof in eight different professional productions, earning standing ovations at each turn. A resident of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, his local appearances have included Harold in The Full Monty and White Dude in The Toxic Avenger at Rochester Opera House, King Triton in The Little Mermaid at Prescott Park, Max Prince in Laughter on the 23rd Floor at Seacoast Rep, and Edna in Hairspray with Patrick Dorow Productions. A Boston area favorite for years, other roles include Major-General Stanley, King Arthur, Kris Kringle, Pseudolus, Benjamin Franklin, Oscar Madison, Don Quixote, and Nick Bottom. Film credits include “Fever Pitch” with Drew Barrymore and “Clear History” with Larry David.
(Co-Creator, Producer, Additional Material)
Vanessa is a New York City-based costume designer and producer. Some recent Off-Broadway designs include: Emojiland (The Duke on 42nd Street) for which Vanessa received a 2020 Outer Critics Circle Honor and a 2020 Drama Desk Award nomination, #Date Me (Westside Theatre), Midnight at the Never Get (The York Theatre). Disenchanted! National Tour (Starvox Entertainment). Previously off-Broadway, the show received a 2015 Outer Critics Circle nomination for Outstanding New Off-Broadway Musical and her designs earned an American Theater Wing Henry Hewes Costume Design Award nomination. Ms. Leuck has previously designed for Disney on Ice, Off-Broadway, at several regional theaters and colleges, as well as with professional dance companies. She has worked with Broadway Cares Equity Fights AIDS as a costume designer on multiple productions since 2005 and has been chosen to participate in exclusive workshops and internships including the Lincoln Center Theater Director's Lab and with Walt Disney World Resorts. In addition to her design work she has assisted on several large-scale productions including The Little Mermaid (Broadway), Ringling Brothers’ Barnum and Bailey Circus, Disney Live, and Disney on Ice. As a theatrical producer, Vanessa co-produced the 2020 off-Broadway hit Emojiland and has several projects in development for the future. Vanessa has been a guest teaching artist at colleges and universities across the country and is currently an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Pace University and an Adjunct Instructor at the Fashion Institute of Technology. Along with husband, Ethan and son, Aldrin, she has been living on the North Fork of Long Island since the theater industry shutdown in March 2020. www.vanessaleuckcostumes.com
RYAN A. ROS