Stockton Civic Theatre has cast the holiday classic “A Christmas Carol,” scheduled to open at SCT on November 13. The musical gets the full Broadway treatment under the direction of Joseph Toon with music by Alan Menken, and book and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens and Mike Ockrent.
This heart-warming musical adaptation is based on the beloved, timeless Christmas story by Charles Dickens about miser Ebenezer Scrooge who is given a chance for redemption when he is haunted by ghosts on Christmas Eve.
Director Toon has cast Scott Minor as miser Scrooge, with Eddie Hargreaves playing the put-upon Bob Cratchit. Portraying the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future will be Vince Peralta, Jesse Beltran and Melissa Esau respectively. Samantha Bement plays Mrs. Cratchit, and Nathan Origer takes the role of tiny Tim. Familiar faces and some newcomers fill out the extensive cast.
This is Toon’s second stint as a director, having previously directed last season’s “Grease.” He will be assisted by Assistant Director Elaine Saculla, Music Director Tom Coyan, and Choreographer Jennifer Hastings. The set will be designed by Carol Barry.
“A Christmas Carol” will run starting Wednesday, November 13, concluding on Sunday, December 8. For more information, call the Box Office Tuesday-Friday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at (209) 473-2424, or go online at sctlivetheatre.com.
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