FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Tiffany Bell, firstname.lastname@example.org
Shakespeare Festival’s Blockbuster Production of
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
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).
(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
will direct his adaptation of A Christmas Carol and Billy Sharpe will serve as the play’s
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
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.