It Just Wouldn’t be Omaha Without ‘A Christmas Carol’

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41st Annual A Christmas Carol at Omaha Community Playhouse

Omaha’s Holiday Tradition Opens November 18, 2016

Omaha, Neb.— A Christmas Carol will run at the Omaha Community Playhouse in the Howard and Rhonda Hawks Mainstage Theatre Nov. 18-Dec. 23, 2016. This will be the 41st year for this holiday production at OCP.

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!

This year, the production will be led by a team of directors: OCP’s former longtime artistic director Carl Beck, OCP’s former longtime associate artistic director and former interim artistic director Susan Baer Collins, OCP’s artistic director Kimberly Faith Hickman, OCP’s associate artistic director Jeff Horger and guest director Ablan Roblin. Beck and Collins directed A Christmas Carol on the Mainstage for many years and will “pass the baton” to Hickman and Horger as they establish themselves at the artistic helm of OCP.

Production: A Christmas Carol

Credits

Written by Charles Dickens

Adapted by Charles Jones

Musical orchestration by John J. Bennett

Directing Team: Carl Beck (Director), Susan Baer Collins (Director), Kimberly Faith Hickman (Shadow Director), Jeff Horger (Shadow Director), Ablan Roblin (Cratchit Director/Shadow Director)

Music Director: Jim Boggess

Choreographer: Michelle Garrity

Cast

Jerry Longe as Ebenezer Scrooge

Chris Berger as Bob Cratchit

William Wisneski as Tiny Tim

Ron Chvala as Jacob Marley, Ball Musician, Man at Cart

Julie Huff as Ghost of Christmas Past, Myrtle Crow

Don Keelan-White as Ghost of Christmas Present, 1st Charity Man, Mr. Fezziwig, Baker

Scott Ven Den Top as Fred

Marcus Benzel as Jake, Man at Cart

Rusheaa Smith-Turner as Nell

Don Harris as 2nd Charity Man, Man at Cart, Toyshop Keeper

Henry Wisneski as Peter Cratchit

Brodhi McClymont as Francis Cratchit

Maddie Smith as Belinda Cratchit

Daniel Davis, Andrew Hedin, and Samuel Ortner as School boys

Keithen Cudly as Ebby

Ella Coombs Walker as Fan

Joseph Mokrycki as Dick Wilkins, Poulterer

Sara Planck as Mrs. Fezziwig, Mrs. Dilber, Baker’s Wife

Ian Hill as Young Scrooge

Emily Smith as Belle Fezziwig

Emily Mokrycki as Mrs. Cratchit

Clara Pohlman as Martha Cratchit

Julia Ervin as Millie

Emma Chvala as Lucy

Geroge “Nick” LeMay as Topper

Judson Cloudt as Boy with Sled

Alexis Reynolds as Little Bo Peep

Gracee Fitch as Little Boy Blue

Kole Rowan as Beggar

Jenna Hager as Chestnut Vendor

Amina Teri as Greenery Vendor

Featuring:  Josie Ausman, Hannah Fay Johnson, Taylor Morrison, Katie Hoskins, Cora Johnson, Abbey Lienemann, Ella Walker, Henry Wisneski

Show dates: Nov. 18-Dec. 23, 2016; Wednesday, 7:00 p.m., Thursday–Saturday, 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, 2:00 p.m. & 6:30 p.m. (No performances on Weds., Nov. 23 and Thurs., Nov. 24.)

Tickets: At the OCP Box Office, by calling (402) 553-0800 or online at www.OmahaPlayhouse.com or www.TicketOmaha.com. Before Dec. 15, tickets are $38 (adults) and $25 (students). Dec. 15-23, tickets are $42 (adults) and $29 (students). For groups of 12 or more, tickets are $32 (adults) and $18 (students) for all dates.

Sponsored by: First National Bank, KPMG (orchestra sponsor), JK Barker Foundation (cast dinner sponsor), Rotella’s Bakery (bakery shoppe sponsor), SilverStone Group (counting house sponsor) and Cox (media sponsor).

Location: Omaha Community Playhouse, Howard and Rhonda Hawks Mainstage Theatre 6915 Cass Street | Omaha, NE 68132

Performance note: A shadow interpreted performance for the hearing impaired is scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 11 at 6:30 p.m.

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 Brand’s Shine the Light on Hunger campaign.

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