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
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
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.