OCP Celebrates 40 Years of “A Christmas Carol”

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40th Annual A Christmas Carol

Omaha’s Holiday Tradition Opens Nov. 20, 2015 at the Omaha Community Playhouse

Omaha, Neb.— A Christmas Carol will run at the Omaha Community Playhouse Nov. 20-Dec. 23, 2015. This year marks the 40th year for the production on the Main Stage of OCP. In celebration of 40 years, the Omaha Community Playhouse will hold a special “alumni reunion” party for all former and current cast and crew members on Thursday, December 17.

It just isn’t Christmas without A Christmas Carol. Experience Omaha’s favorite holiday tradition as Ebenezer Scrooge takes us on a life-changing journey filled with beautiful costumes, exquisite music, perfectly crafted sets, and special effects second to none. Perfect for the whole family!

Production: A Christmas Carol

Credits: By Charles Dickens, Adapted by Charles Jones, Musical orchestration by John J. Bennett Director: Hilary Adams Music Director: Jim Boggess Choreographer: Michelle Garrity

Cast:

Jerry Longe–Ebenezer Scrooge

Lauren Anderson–Millie

Marcus Benzel–Young Scrooge

Heidi Carpenter–Mrs. Fezziwig, Baker’s Wife

Michael Farrell–Ghost of Christmas Present, Baker, 1st Charity Man, Ball Musician

Megan Friend–Belle, Mrs. Dilber

Adam Fulbright–Beggar

Adam Hogston–Dead Scrooge, Male Ensemble

Jenna Hager–Chestnut Vendor

Don Harris –Jake

Sean Hill–Topper

Don Keelan-White–Jacob Marley, Ball Musician, Man at Cart

David Krenkel–Bob Cratchit

Gregg Learned–Mr. Fezziwig, Toyshop Keeper, 2nd Charity Man, Man at Cart

Emily Mokrycki–Mrs. Cratchit

Joseph Mokrycki–Poulterer, Dick Wilkins

Sydney Readman–Lucy

Bridget Robbins–Ghost of Christmas Past, Myrtle Crow

Emily Smith–Female Ensemble

James Allen Spain–Organ Grinder

Julia Ervin–Nell

Scott Van Den Top–Fred

Keithen Cudl– School boy, Shepherd, Ensemble

Liliana Cudly–Ensemble, Angel

Daniel Davis–Ensemble, Shepherd

Sasha Belle Denenberg–Ensemble, Angel

Emma Gould–Fan

Jamie Gould–Ensemble, Mary

Evelyn Hill–Martha Cratchit

Cora Rose Johnson–Ensemble, Angel

Ryan Laughlin–School boy, Wise Man, Ensemble

Grayson Longe–School boy, Wise Man, Ensemble

Nikolas Loontjer–Ebby, Wise Man

Taylor Morrison–Francis Cratchit, Angel

Samuel Ortner–Ensemble, Shepherd

Alexis Reynolds–Little Bo Peep, Angel

Natalie Reynolds–Little Boy Blue, Angel

Kole Rowan–Peter Cratchit, Joseph

Maddie Smith–Boy with Sled, Angel

Ava Sturdy–Belinda Cratchit, Angel

Amina Teri–Ensemble, Angel

Henry Wisneski–Greenery Vendor, Innkeeper, Ensemble

William Wisneski–Tim Cratchit, Shepherd

Show dates: Nov. 20-Dec. 23, 2015; Wednesdays, 7 p.m., Thursdays–Saturdays, 7:30 p.m. and Sundays, 2 p.m. & 6:30 p.m. (No performances on Nov. 25 and 26; added performances on Dec. 22 and 23 at 7:30 p.m.) Tickets: At the OCP Box Office, by calling (402) 553-0800 or online at http://www.OmahaPlayhouse.org or http://www.TicketOmaha.com. Before Dec. 15, tickets are $36 (adults) and $25 (students). Dec. 15-23, tickets are $40 (adults) and $29 (students). For groups of 12 or more, tickets are $32 (adults) and $18 (students) for all dates.

Location: Omaha Community Playhouse (6915 Cass St, Omaha, NE), Howard and Rhonda Hawks Main Stage Theatre

Performance note: A shadow interpreted performance for the hearing impaired is scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 13 at 6:30 p.m.

Sponsored by: First National Bank, KPMG (orchestra sponsor), Children’s Hospital and Medical Center (snow and special effects sponsor) and Cox (media sponsor)

Food drive: Audience members are encouraged to bring nonperishable food items to OCP to benefit the Food Bank for the Heartland as part of ConAgra Foods’ Shine the Light on Hunger campaign.

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