Back by Popular Demand! The Alabama Shakespeare Festival’s Blockbuster Production of A CHRISTMAS CAROL, Adapted by Geoffrey Sherman Returns November 29

November 08, 2013

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Contact: Tiffany Bell, tiffany@mattercreativestudio.com or 334.462.2747

 

Back by Popular Demand!

The Alabama Shakespeare Festival’s Blockbuster Production of

A CHRISTMAS CAROL,

Adapted by Geoffrey Sherman

 Returns November 29

 

MONTOMERY, AL  (Nov. 1, 2013) Back by popular demand, the Alabama Shakespeare Festival’s blockbuster production of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol will return November 29 through December 24, 2013. Adapted for the stage by ASF’s producing artistic director Geoffrey Sherman, the play utilizes the character of Dickens who literally brings magic to the performance.

 

A Christmas Carol was the biggest selling and most attended play at ASF during the 2012-13 season.

 

Ticket prices start at $30. They may be purchased by calling 800.841.4273, visiting online at www.asf.net or at the ASF box office located at 1 Festival Drive in the heart of Montgomery’s beautiful Blount Cultural Park.

 

When Ebenezer Scrooge receives an unwanted visit from the ghost of his former business partner, an overnight journey of epic proportions begins. Adding to the fun is Charles Dickens himself, who, as an amateur magician, utilizes sleight of hand and engaging humor to help tell one of his most enduring stories. This traditional telling of A Christmas Carol also features a cast of more than 30 actors, spectacular special effects, elaborate period costumes and a magnificent set replicating nineteenth-century London.

 

Returning in the role of Ebenezer Scrooge is ASF favorite Rodney Clark. Wynn Harmon also returns to perform the role of Charles Dickens.

 

Others in the cast include Morgan Auld (Street Person, Fezziwig Guest),  Brik Berkes (Marley), Rivka Borek (Christmas Past), James Bowen (Christmas Present), Christian Castro (Stage Manager, Butcher, Baker), Brennan Gallagher (Street Person, Milk Man), Paul Hebron (Mr. Fezziwig), Christina King (Fan), Greta Lambert (Mrs. Cratchit), Joshua Marx (Young Scrooge), Lea McKenna-Garcia (Catherine), Seth Rettberg (Fred),  Laura Selmon (Londoner), Billy Sharpe (Bob Cratchit), Alice Sherman (Belle), Daniel Solomon (Belle’s Husband, Fred’s Party Guest) and Diana Van Fossen (Mrs. Fezziwig).

 

Charlie Hill (Montgomery Academy) and Liam South (Cornerstone Christian School) will alternate in the role of Tiny Tim. Liam’s brothers, Crispin (Cornerstone) and Duncan (Cornerstone) are also in the cast as Peter and Boy Caroler.

Other young River Region talent featured in the production include Jack Adams (Cornerstone Christian School), Frances Louise Brown (Baldwin Magnet), Katie Cobb (Saint James School), Ella Grace Johns (Alabama Christian Academy), Alexandria Kennedy (Prattville Primary), Sophia Kerr (MacMillan International Academy), Matthew Klinger (Montgomery Catholic), Curtis Oliver-Lane (Floyd Middle Magnet), Rose Powell (Prattville Intermediate School) and Roman Vickers (Alabama Christian Academy).

 

Geoffrey Sherman will direct his adaptation of A Christmas Carol and Billy Sharpe will serve as the play’s assistant director.

 

The remainder of the artistic team includes Paul Wonsek (set design), Phil Monat (lighting design), Beth Novak (costume design) and Richelle Thompson (sound design). Ruth Kramer will function as the stage manager.

 

The Alabama Shakespeare Festival is among the largest Shakespeare theatres in the world. Designated as the State Theatre of Alabama, ASF has been located in Montgomery since 1985 when it moved from Anniston as a result of Mr. and Mrs. Wynton Blount’s gift of a performing arts complex in the 250-acre Wynton M. Blount Cultural Park.

 

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