Skaneateles High School Drama Club to bring Dickens' 'A Christmas Carol' to life on stage

The Ghost Jacob Marley sings outside of Talbot's in Skaneateles as part of the 22nd Dickens Christmas finale last year. The Skaneateles High School Drama Club is slated to bring 'A Christmas Carol' to the stage for its fall production.

SKANEATELES — The Skaneateles High School Drama Club will perform Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol," with main performances scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5 and 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6.

There will also be a senior citizen’s preview performance at 3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3. All performances take place in the Skaneateles High School auditorium, 49 E. Elizabeth St., Skaneateles.

Tickets cost $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and younger. Tickets are available at showtix4u.com or can be purchased at the door for each performance.

On Christmas Eve in London, the cantankerous business man, Ebenezer Scrooge (Ethan Goldstein) is visited by his old deceased business partner, Jacob Marley (Lucas Wingfield) in an attempt to save Scrooge from a cursed afterlife.

Marley warns that Scrooge will be visited by spirits this night in an attempt to show him his past, present and possible unfortunate future. The three spirits that follow Marley, the Ghosts of Christmas Past (Maddie VanRiper), Christmas Present (Tyler Atwater) and Christmas Yet to Come (Ben Kringer), take Scrooge through an odyssey of good and bad memories that helped to shape Scrooge’s unforgiving nature.

The holiday classic is filled with memorable characters that help to bring the story to life: Joe Benedict as Bob Cratchet, Scrooge’s poor office clerk; Parker Lardeo as the good natured nephew, Fred; Calvin Blackwell and Mary Teixeira as Mr. & Mrs. Fezzywig; Maddie Anna as Belle, Scrooge’s long lost love; and Mason Michel as Tiny Tim.

Other cast members representing various Dickens characters in the production include Jack Patterson, Jackson Seeley, Nate Azzam, Noah Smith, Tommy Norris, Lara McNeil-Yeckel, Meg Benedict, Dan Klosowski, Sharla Dart, Trinity Wise, Kevin Bean, Greta Weiss, Amelia Huba, Minne Carroll, Adrianna Marshall, Madie Rhoad, Ben Blackwell, Erin Hagen, Charlotte Gardner, McKinley Abernethy, Abby Elliot, Skylar Chilson-Wood, Faith Azzam, Keedy Azzam, Sophia Wingfield, Campbell Loi, Elsa Marshal, Frank Derosalia and the Skaneateles High School Madrigal Choir.

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