‘A Christ­mas Carol: The Mu­si­cal’

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Charles Dick­ens’ beloved Christ­mas tale of a miser’s redemp­tion will be brought to the stage at Chat­tanooga State Com­mu­nity Col­lege when “A Christ­mas Carol: The Mu­si­cal” opens Fri­day, Dec. 7.

The show will be pre­sented in six per­for­mances by the Theatre and Mu­sic De­part­ments of Chat­tanooga State.

“A Christ­mas Carol: The Mu­si­cal” en­hances Dick­ens’ clas­sic tale with a mem­o­rable score by Alan Menken (“Beauty and the Beast,” “The Lit­tle Mer­maid,” “Lit­tle Shop of Hor­rors”) and Lynn Ahrens (“Seussi­cal,” “Once On This Is­land”).

Au­di­ences will fol­low cur­mud­geon Ebenezer Scrooge’s visit by the Ghosts of Christ­mas Past, Present and Fu­ture and see the Cratchit fam­ily as they strug­gle to make ends meet. Ev­ery­one knows how the story ends, but the time­less tale never fails to re­new one’s hol­i­day spirit no mat­ter how many times it is shared.

The large cast in­cludes Eli­jah Brown, Rachel Bur­dyshaw, Lan­don Car­pen­ter, Emma Chris­tensen, Evan Coulter, Sarah Grayce Crouch, Grayson Davis, Jor­dan Davis, Mau­reen Davis and Stan Fur­low.

Also, Gra­cie Gil­bert, Rebecca Gil­more, Destin Henry, Alaina Hill, Olivia Kelly, Tessa Kelly, Shawanna Ken­drick, Ed­ward LaGuardia, Ryan Laskowski, Vi­vian Long, Austin Massey, Deb Meeks, Mad­die Meier and Bryson Myrell.

Also, Richard Ni­chols, Aca­dia Phillips, Makayla Pip­pin, Jor­dan Pope, Genna Raborn, Lau­ren Ray­hab, Caro­line Ring, Micayla Rowan, Me­gan Ruiz, Ja­son Rus­sell, Art San­ner, Rod­ney Strong, Miles White, Alyssa White­sell, Lay­ton Wil­liams and Tay­lor Wil­liams.

The ac­tors will be ac­com­pa­nied by a 15-piece orches­tra di­rected by Ni­cholas Hart­line.

Jen­nifer Ar­bo­gast Wil­son is stage and mu­si­cal di­rec­tor. Lindsay Fus­sell is chore­og­ra­pher. Cos­tumes are de­signed by Brenda Sch­wab, with set design by Sue Chris­tensen and Joseph Watts.

Tick­ets are $ 15 or $ 10 for chil­dren, se­nior adults and stu­dents. Tick­ets may be pur­chased in ad­vance at www.chat­tanoogas­tate.edu/theatre or at the door.

For more in­for­ma­tion: 423-697-3246.

CHAT­TANOOGA STATE CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Bob Cratchit and Tiny Tim are played by fa­ther and son Tay­lor and Lay­ton Wil­liams.

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