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Amanda K. Hootman, and others, praised in musical 'A Christmas Carol' (Photos)

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On Dec. 13, 2013, actress and singer Amanda K. Hootman announced that she has been performing in the latest musical stage production of "A Christmas Carol - The Musical" in the UK. The play has been in full swing this holiday season and already wonderful reviews and praises have been coming its way!

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Rehearsals for this musical began in October, and its full run is Nov. 4, 2013 - Jan. 4, 2014.

Hootman's family brought a Brooklands Radio review, by Suzanne Hunter, to's attention. It is worth hearing (below)!

Hunter's review is complimentary to all, including the full cast, crew and orchestra. She said that the young age ranges did not distract from the quality of their performances. She saw maturity in their approach, they were professional, committed and full of charisma.

Last Night Talkwood Productions is who is behind this Christmas classic. The play has a Victorian feel, and to accompany it there is a live orchestra.

In addition to Hootman, a few of the many other cast members are Pedro Gardiner, Stephen Emery and Daniel Haslam. In the review, Hunter stated that the young actress portrayed her characters with a lot of heart, and that she was very likeable.

Doubling up was common in this play, so Hootman played both Belle and a lady of the street.

Hootman, an American and graduate of Guilford School of Acting, is a very talented entertainer as well as an award-winning actress and singer. She studied acting and voice at Guilford, and now her training is paying off!

"I am a 2011 graduate of the Guildford School of Acting. I have lived here for several years, and love it, but my roots are in Fort Myers, Fla."

"A Christmas Carol - The Musical" is in its last couple of weeks. Where and when they will perform next is at Charing Cross Theatre in London, Dec. 16 - Jan. 4.

During Hootman's off time, when she has any, she runs.

Learn about Hootman's running for charities at 26.2 Magical Miles (at Disney World), Amanda's Running Blog, and her Running Fundraiser Page.

Also learn more about Hootman at Amanda K. Hootman, Entertainer, hear the radio review at "A Christmas Carol - The Musical" Review, read another review at Observer and enjoy slideshow full of musical rehearsal and Zombie Run photos.

Considering how busy you are Amanda, thanks so much for sharing.

"Thank you as well for not only getting the play out there but announcing my charity run too. The charities are all for a great cause, and I hope people will help."

Enjoy "Christmas Carol Trivia" video.


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