A Christmas Carol

2008-2009 SEASON


This marks the 14th time that the Chatham Players has produced this show: from 1988-1995, the group produced the show every December, and it now produces the show on a biennial basis. This unique production has become a popular family tradition for many in the area – entertaining more than 25,000 audience members since 1988.

After presenting the show essentially the same way since 1988, Chatham Players re-staged the show in 2005. After a three year hiatus, Chatham Players has once again re-imagined the production with a new look and feel. This year's production will focus on the joyous uplifting message that Dickens intended, with all the music that our audiences have found so enchanting over the years. The new production will have audience members leaving the theatre with the "true Christmas spirit," and remind each and every one of them to embrace the joy and happiness associated with the holiday season.

Performance dates are December 5, 6, 12, 13, 19 and 20 at 8:00PM and December 6, 7, 13, 14, 20 & 21 at 3:00PM. All performances are at the Chatham Playhouse, 23 North Passaic Avenue, in Chatham. And as their holiday gift to you, Chatham has priced tickets at $20 for all ages! You can access the theater’s online ticketing service 24 hours a day. Tickets can be purchased online up until three hours prior to curtain on the day of a performance. The box office will begin accepting phone reservations on November 18 at (973) 635-7363. For information regarding box office hours, please call the box office number listed above.

The Cast

Role Actor
Ebenezer Scrooge Alan Semok
Charles Dickens Will Lampe
Gentlewoman, Beatrice Joëlle Bochner
Boy in the Street, Boy Caroler Jack Broderick
Peter Cratchit Finnian Burns
Bob Cratchit Matt Burns
Young Man Scrooge, Ghost of Christmas Future Chris Cantalupo
Tiny Tim Daphne Ciccarelle
Ghost of Christmas Past Tracy Espiritu
Belle, Emily Mandy Feiler
Gentleman, Topper Howard Fischer
Belinda Cratchit Kylie Francis
Megan Cratchit, Want Aedyn Grey
Fan Bailey Grey
Harriet Cratchit Abigail Hoops
Mrs. Cratchit Suzanne Houston
Martha Cratchit Jessica Kundla
Charwoman Barbi McGuire
Boy Scrooge Sean McManus
Fred Andrew Michelson
Frederick Cratchit, Child Scrooge, Ignorance Drew Olden
Mrs. Dickens, Scrooge's Niece Adrienne Reuss
Ghost of Christmas Present, Undertaker Todd Shumpert
Jacob Marley, Nutley David Simon
Mrs. Fezziwig, Laundress Janet Swaim
Mr. Fezziwig, Pawnbroker Brian Vetter

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Production Team

Production Role
Producer Richard Hennessy
Director Bob Cline
Musical Director Judy Stanton
Production Coordinator Eileen Johnston
Production Coordinator Allie Warshaw Shearman
Stage Manager Debby Hennessy
Asst. Stage Manager Steffi Denmark
Asst. Stage Manager Chris Colabraro
Costume Design Fran Harrison
Set Design Bill Motyka
Scenic Artist John DeLade
Scenic Artist Dean Sickler
Scenic Artist Andrea Sickler
Scenic Artist Mary Burt
Lighting Design Richard Hennessy
Sound Design Matt Burns
Props and Set Decoration Letitia Lum
Makeup/Wigs Janine Miscia

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