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“Scrooge, The Musical” opens in December at PJC

Published or Revised January 17, 2017

Scrooge the Musical

A Christmas classic for the whole family to enjoy opens Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in the Ray E. Karrer Theater at Paris Junior College. The production is directed by PJC Drama Instructor William Walker with musical direction by PJC Music Instructor Dr. Michael Holderer.

“‘Scrooge: The Musical’ is a whimsical retelling of the classic Dickens tale ‘A Christmas Carol,’” said Walker. “This catchy version of the show takes us through the many events in Scrooge’s life that have shaped him and that will shape his character and change him forever. It shows us that if we open our hearts to the possibility of loving others the rewards are great perhaps not in material terms but in terms of human understanding. It has never been truer than now that you cannot understand a person until you have
walked a mile in their shoes.”

Written and composed by renowned writer-composer-lyricist Leslie Bricusse in 1970, this festive musical adaptation of Charles Dickens’ novel is a tale that has charmed generations with its story of repentance, giving, and the magic of the Christmas spirit.

The cast is: Ethan Brown, Scrooge; Caleb Curtis, Marley; Eden Godwin, Danbri Erwin, Robyn Huizinga and Sarah J’nelle Stogner-Dickinson as the Marley Dancers; Lisa Martin, Christmas Past; Eric Shelton, Christmas Present; Gary Dodd, Christmas Future; Adrian Hobbs, Bob Cratchit; Danbri Erwin, Ethel Cratchit; Brenna Mills, Tim Cratchit; Miya Washington, Kathy Cratchit; Candida Hickson, Martha Cratchit; Mathew Sanders, Peter Cratchit; William Wholford, Young Ebenezer; Anna Jae Wood, Jenny; Diana Godsell, Teacher; Saveuyon Brown, Mr. Fezziwig; Sarah J’nelle Stogner-Dickinson, Mrs. Fezziwig; Eden Godwin, Isabel; Carlton Bell, Dick Wilkins; Jayln English, Young Adult Ebenezer; Jonathan Robinson, Nephew (Harry); Crystal Finney, Helen the Nephew’s Wife; Alex Greer, Topper; Kaleya Davis, Mary; Eden Godwin, Lizi; Diana Godsell, Lucy; Mathew Sanders, Stuart; Raven Maxwell, Sarah; Antavius Draughn, Tom Jenkins; Candace Weist, Mrs. Dilber; Robyn Huizinga, Beggar Woman; Bill Kennedy, Chimney Sweep; Mieshea Shada, Orange Girl; Anna Jae Wood, Annabel Doss, Madison Farris, and Jalyn English as Urchins; Alex Greer, J. Jollygoode (Do Gooder); Carlton Bell, H. Harty (Do Gooder); Justin Gallant, Mr. Pringle (Toy Man); Mathew Sanders, Mr. Bissett (Butcher); Raven Maxwell, Wine Merchant; and Diana Godsell, Mrs. Carstairs.

The partial crew list includes Stage Manager Heather Collins, Assistant Stage Manager Kierra Miller, and general crew member Kala Vickers.

Evening shows are at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, Dec. 1-2; 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3; and 2:30 p.m. matinees on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 3-4. Tickets are $15, $10 for seniors or free with current PJC ID. For more information contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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