A Christmas Carol

2014-2015 SEASON


A Christmas Carol (2014)

In this version, produced exclusively at the Chatham Playhouse since 1988, Dickens serves not only as narrator, but also as a character that befriends Scrooge and walks beside him during his life-changing journey through memories and premonitions. While the script remains true to the original story, the playwright also pulled from letters that Dickens wrote to family and friends.

The story of Ebenezer Scrooge has become one of the most beloved of all holiday tales, and this unique production also reminds us that Dickens’ inspiration for penning the story goes much deeper.

“As a child, every year, around the Holidays my father would read "A Christmas Carol" to my brothers and me. I guess in his own way he was trying to do what the character of Dickens in McKinley’s version of "...Carol" is doing... that is, to educate us about the true meaning of Christmas and the care and concern for our fellow man,” explains Jeffrey Fiorello.

The Cast

Role Actor
Ebenezer Scrooge Alan Semok
Charles Dickens, Undertaker, Gentleman Chip Prestera
Tiny Tim, Ignorance Pierson Salvador
Bob Cratchit Scott Baird
Mrs. Dickens, Beatrice Joëlle Bochner
Mr. Fezziwig, Christmas Present Will Carey
Ghost of Christmas Past Adunni Rae Charles
Nutley, 1st Gentleman Jody Ebert
Child Scrooge, Boy in the Street Parker Ebert
Want, Fezziwig Child Eila Francis
Belinda Cratchit Alyssa Franck
Boy Scrooge, Peter Cratchit Dash Green
Young Man Scrooge, Christmas Future Graham Helfrick
Martha Cratchit Sasha Jacobs
Mrs. Cratchit Samantha Kaplan
Marley, Party Guest Steven Nitka
Charwoman Maryann B. Post
Topper, 2nd Gentleman Randy Post
Belle, Scrooge's Niece Brielle Raddi
Fan Sarah Rappoport
Fred, Pawnbroker Adrian Fifat
Harriet Cratchit Meghan Sabin
Mrs. Fezziwig, Laundress Andrea Thibodeau

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Production Team

Production Role
Producer Chris Furlong
Producer Bob Denmark
Director Jeffrey Fiorello
Musical Director Jack Bender
Choreographer Megan Ferentinos
Production Coordinator Pamela Wilczynski
Stage Manager Debby Hennessy
Asst. Stage Manager Beth Vetter
Set Design Bill Motyka
Scenic Artist Andrea Sickler
Costume Design Fran Harrison
Lighting Design Richard Hennessy
Sound Design Joe DeVico
Props and Set Decoration Letitia Lum