Published on November 26th, 2013 | by Karin Jenkins0
Don’t Miss the Holiday Show of the Season!
In the Christmas song “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” do you remember the part where it says, “There’ll be scary ghost stories and tales of the glories of Christmases long, long ago…?” Well, I am a little embarrassed to admit that I was about 35 or 40 years old before I realized that the ghost story they were referring to was “A Christmas Carol.” I don’t know what I was thinking. I may not have had the nerve to say this out loud, but when I admitted this to my husband last night, he said it was a long time before he figured it out, too. What a relief – I wasn’t alone!
What is my point? THE Christmas Ghost story, the one they sing about, “A Christmas Carol,” is playing at the Little Theatre of NSB opening Friday, December 6 – December 15. All evening shows start at 8:00 p.m. and the Sunday matinees are at 2:00 p.m.
This is a holiday ghost story that children of all ages love to watch year after year.
Brilliantly directed by Dan Blazi, this show should be at the top of your “Must See and Do” list this holiday season.
To review – this Christmas classic, by Charles Dickens, is the story of a miserly, selfish, mean man by the name of Scrooge.This leading role is portrayed by a Little Theatre favorite, Larry Schnabel. I personally have worked with this man before, and I believe, with all seriousness aside, that this role was type-cast.
The story takes place in London, England as Scrooge goes about his selfish, mean ways as everyone else around him prepares for the joy and happiness of Christmas. On Christmas Eve, Scrooge is visited by his deceased business partner, Jacob Marley (played by Monty Montcalm), who comes to warn him about the consequences of living a life of greed and materialism. Scrooge is then visited by the ghosts of Christmas Past (Cheyenne Drews), Christmas Present (Justin Parkhurst), and finally, the scariest ghost of all – the ghost of Christmas Yet to Come (played by John Walker).
Will the ghosts be able to warm his cold heart in time, or is Scrooge destined to walk the earth bound in heavy chains for eternity? I’m not telling – you have to see the show to find out!
The colorful variety of characters in this show are brought to life by a lively, talented cast including Sam Goodman, John Walker, Justin Parkhurst, Monty Montcalm, Matt Green, Cheyenne Drews, Gail Ente, Sydney Rogers, Dawson Faulds, Sam Hillier, Savannah Earl, Sara Marsh, Malachi Walters, Bella Concannon and Kohdi Rosen.
Every actor in this show (except for Larry/Scrooge) will be playing several roles. For instance, Matt Green plays Young Scrooge, Topper, Peter Cratchit, 1st Rich Man and Undertaker’s Man.
Gail Ente is Mrs. Fezziwig, Guest B, Laundress, and Caroline.
Not un-like the summer production of “Bye Bye Birdie” where a cast of 32 actors played 65 different roles – it’s happening on our NSB Little Theatre stage again as 16 cast members (not including the Choir) take on 47 different characters! This alone is an amazing experience to be a part of.
But wait! There’s more – a choir consisting of Patti Earl, Ida Bailey, Deborah Walters, Zarah Walters, Saraphine Stanier, Mackenzie Hagaman and Kohdi Rosen will bring this show to new heights.
Of course no show can happen without all of the behind-the-scenes talented crew such as:
Director’s Assistant – Shelly Wawrzonek
Stage Manager – Diane Parent
Co-Stage Manager – Kay Matheny
Special Effects – Jim O’Connel
Light Design – Noel Bickford
Sound Design – Steve Ente
Costumes – Ida Bailey
Set Designer – Donna Briggs, who was quoted as saying, “The special effects will blow your mind!”
Call the Box office at (386) 423-1246 and order tickets online or stop by the theatre between 1:00 and 4:00 p.m. Monday – Friday.
Tickets: Adults – $16, Seniors – $15, and under 18 – $8.
Don’t wait until this show is sold out, buy your tickets today!