A Christmas Carol: Live at the Rockton Christmas Walk

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A Christmas Carol

Charles Dickens’ classic novel A Christmas Carol comes to life in early December at the Hononegah Performing Arts Center as part of the Rockton Christmas Walk, December 3-5. This Broadway-style musical is produced by Christian Youth Theater (CYT) Rockford Chapter, who brought Annie Jr. to the Hononegah PAC earlier this year with some of the same cast. But you probably won't recognize them: instead of Depression New York City, this time the setting is Victorian London. Some of the cast is very local; for example, Little Scrooge is played by the youngest son of the owners of Roscoe's Gymnastic Academy North

Since 1980, CYT has become the largest children’s theater organization in the country with more than 38 locations in 25 different cities and enrolling 18,000 students annually.

The original story was written by Charles Dickens, of course, but it was adapted for the stage by composer Alan Menken (Disney's Beauty and the Beast, Disney's The Little Mermaid, Little Shop of Horrors) and lyricist/playwright Lynn Ahrens (Ragtime, Seussical, Once on This Island). The show ran for a decade at the Theatre at Madison Square Garden in New York City.


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Story:
You may know the story... 

"On a cold Christmas Eve in London, the miserly, mean-spirited, Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by three ghosts, each with a story to tell. The ghosts take Scrooge on a whirlwind journey of his past, present, and future. Encountering visions of loss, love, poverty, and harrowing fate, this curmudgeon is faced with the question: Is it too late to change his ways? Join Scrooge on his adventure with Bob Cratchit, Jacob Marley, Tiny Tim, and more!"

Tickets:
$15.00 in advance (say, now) or  $17.00 at the door (during the Rockton Christmas Walk). They can be purchased at  https://www.cytchicago.org/shows/A-Christmas-Carol/83. (Psst! The discount ticket coupon code is CYTChristmas.)

Showtimes:

  • Friday, Dec 3rd @ 7:00pm
  • Saturday, Dec 4th @ 2:00pm
  • Saturday, Dec 4th @ 6:00pm
  • Sunday, Dec 5th @ 2:00pm

Cast:

  • Ebenezer Scrooge - Aly Loner
  • Marley - Gabby Negrete
  • Bob Cratchit - Nate Kenrick
  • Tiny Tim - Cruz Negrete
  • Mrs. Cratchit - Ava Ellis 
  • Martha Cratchit - Lillian Thomas
  • Ghost of Christmas Past - Lucy Axe
  • Ghost of Christmas Present - Emily Loner
  • Ghost of Christmas Future - Allison Pfeil
  • Fred Anderson - Brody Konopka 
  • Sally Anderson - Adelaide Noble
  • Jonathon - Cooper Wellen
  • Young Scrooge - Rayce Dempsey
  • Young Marley - Grace McLarty
  • Mrs. Smythe - Kelly Schemel
  • Grace Smythe - Eve Nelsen
  • Mrs. Mops - Carolyn Dilbeck
  • Emily - Livvy Negrete 
  • Judge - Kaylee Kramer
  • Scrooge’s Mother - Genny Vanderheiden
  • Scrooge’s Father - Cole Young
  • Little Scrooge - Rayce Dempsey
  • Fan - Lucy Schneiderma
  • Mr. Fezziwig - Cole Young 
  • Mrs. Fezziwig - Jordan Helgerson 
  • Miss Hawkins - Sophie Pauli
  • Charley - Cooper White
  • Beadle - Malachi Ellis 
  • Old Jo - Anna Fager
  • Chairwoman - Kaylee Kramer 
  • Ignorance - Lydia Derry
  • Poulterer - Anna Fager 
  • Want - Makenah Schwanebeck
  • Cratchit Children - Cruz Negrete, Lillian Thomas, Lily Frew, Ruby Millsaps
  • Anderson Children - Aleyah Bailey, Noelle Nelsen, Selena Nelsen
  • Carolers: Anna Fager, Paige Kohlmeier, Brody Konopka, Grace McLarty, Adelaide Noble, Kelly Schemel, Cooper Wellen, Genny Vanderheiden
  • Spirit Dancers: Lucy Axe, Ava Ellis, Anna Fager, Jordan Helgerson, Emily Loner, Molly Matuska, Allison Pfeil, Kelly Schemel, Genny Vanderheiden
  • Abundance & Charity Elves: Addie Butz, Harper Hoskinson, Molly Matuska, Grace McLarty, Adelaide Noble, Lucy Schneiderman, Lillian Thomas
  • Sprites: Lydia Derry, Lily Frew, Noelle Nelsen, Selena Nelsen, Makenah Schwanebeck
  • Abundance & Charity Ballerinas: Ava Ellis, Anna Fager, Eve Nelsen
  • Abundance Tappers: Lucy Axe, Gabby Negrete, Allison Pfeil, Kelly Schemel, Cole Young
  • Charity Tappers: Carolyn Dilbeck, Livvy Negrete, Sophie Pauli, Genny Vanderhaiden
  • Upper Class: Aleyah Bailey, Lydia Derry, Jordan Helgerson, Brody Konopka, Grace McLarty, Gabby Negrete, Noelle Nelsen, Selena Nelsen, Adelaide Noble, Makenah Schawanebeck, Genny Vanderheiden, Cole Young
  • Working Class: Addie Butz*, Carolyn Dilbeck, Ava Ellis, Malachi Ellis, Anna Fager, Lily Frew, Kaylee Kramer, Nate Kenrick, Paige Kohmeier*, Molly Matuska*, Ruby Milsaps, Cruz Negrete, Eve Nelsen, Allison Pfeil, Kelly Schemel*, Lillian Thomas
  • Poor Class: Livvy Negrete*, Lucy Axe, Bella Bland, Sophie Bland, Isabelle Butz, Rayce Dempsey, Harper Hoskinson, Zoey Homola, Ava Johnston, Emily Loner, Sophie Pauli, Lucy Schneiderman, Cooper White, Cooper Wellen
  • Factory Workers: Bella Bland, Sophie Bland, Isabelle Butz, Malachi Ellis, Harper Hoskinson, Zoey Homola, Ava Johnston, Cooper White
  • Carolers: Anna Fager, Paige Kohlmeier, Brody Konopka, Grace McLarty, Adelaide Noble, Kelly Schemel, Cooper Wellen, Genny Vanderheiden
  • Spirit Dancers: Lucy Axe, Ava Ellis, Anna Fager, Jordan Helgerson, Emily Loner, Molly Matuska, Allison Pfeil, Kelly Schemel, Genny Vanderheiden
  • Abundance & Charity Elves: Addie Butz, Harper Hoskinson, Molly Matuska, Grace McLarty, Adelaide Noble, Lucy Schneiderman, Lillian Thomas

*Denotes Solo

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