A Christmas Carol

2016-2017 SEASON


A Christmas Carol 2016

Original musical adaptation by Philip Wm McKinley and Suzanne Buhrer

This version, produced exclusively at the Chatham Playhouse since 1988, Dickens serves not only as narrator, but also as a character that befriends Scrooge and walks beside him during his life-changing journey through memories and premonitions. While the script remains true to the original story, the playwright also pulled from letters that Dickens wrote to family and friends. The story of Ebenezer Scrooge has become one of the most beloved of all holiday tales, and this unique production also reminds us that Dickens’ inspiration for penning the story goes much deeper. 

The Cast

Role Actor
Ebenezer Scrooge Alan Semok
Charles Dickens, 2nd Gentleman, Undertaker, Nutley Chip Prestera
Mrs. Dickens, Beatrice Joëlle Bochner
Bob Cratchit Gus Ibranyi
Fezziwig Child Ella Afanador
Fred Victor A. Afanador
Young Man Scrooge, Christmas Future Richie Carchia
Marley, Mr. Fezziwig, Topper Jody Ebert
Fezziwig Child Parker Ebert
Boy Scrooge Aidan English
Belinda Cratchit Eila Francis
Fan Rachel Gesner
Scrooge's Niece Christina Kirk
Charwoman Marie Laine
Want, Ignorance Ella Autumn Meakem
Mrs. Cratchit Sky Spiegel Monroe
1st Gentleman, Party Guest Tony Murphy
Belle Jacqueline Pothier
Christmas Past Susan Ramirez
Christmas Present, Pawnbroker Michael Smith-Gallo
Mrs. Fezziwig, Laundress Cynthia Van Wert
Martha Cratchit Caila Yarwood

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Production Team

Production Role
Producer Chris Furlong
Producer Bob Denmark
Director Jeffrey Fiorello
Musical Director Jack Bender
Production Coordinator Pamela Wilczynski
Stage Manager Debby Hennessy
Asst. Stage Manager Laura Carey
Asst. Stage Manager Steffi Denmark
Set Design Jim Bazewicz
Scenic Artist Andrea Sickler
Costume Design Fran Harrison
Lighting Design Richard Hennessy
Sound Design Joe DeVico
Props and Set Decoration Letitia Lum
Props and Set Decoration Kate Pierce
Makeup/Wigs Nicole Ribeiro