A Christmas Carol

Photos by Raven's Guild Photography

Curtain Call

Narrator "Old Marley was as dead as a door-nail."

Bob Crachit holds Tiny Tim
Bob Crachit holds Tiny Tim.

  • The Cast
  • (order of speaking)

Singers (Debra Rentz and Andrea Thompson (soloists), Laurel Buschle, Linn Forhan, David Laulusa, Tracie Laulusa, Miranda Miller, Christine Neumann, Valerie Schrader, Jeff Wilson, Sam Witmer)

Fiddler (Will Perkins)

Narrator (Norman Cohn)

Scrooge (Joe Balding)

Bob Crachit (Mike Ritter)

Fred (Dan Erlewine)

Charity Lady / Charwoman (Miranda Miller)

Marley’s Ghost / Ghost of Christmas Future (Ken Bowald)

Ghost of Christmas Past (Winter Wilson)

Boy Scrooge (Zach Riefler)

Franny (Kate Wilhelm)

Young Man Scrooge (Dayton Willison)

Old Fezziwig (Don Stout)

Mrs. Fezziwig / Old Josephine (Linn Forhan)

Second Fiddler (Rebecca Perkins)

Clog Dancers (Miriam Robinson, Laurie Anderson, Ruth Dudding, Kimmi Laulusa, Tracie Laulusa, Lauren Petersen, Juliann Whicker)

Belle (Valerie Schrader)

Belle’s Children (Kelsey Bowald, Jorah Grady, Audrey Grace, Katie Whaley, Alex Whaley)

Belle’s Husband (Jeff Wilson)

Ghost of Christmas Present (Quenna Stewart)

Mrs. Crachit (Heidi Wilhelm)

Crachit Children (Annah Wright, Sylvie Wilson)

Tiny Tim (Elise Erlewine)

Fred’s Wife (Laurel Buschle)

Mankind’s Children (Wesley Grace, Lauren Robinson)

Laundress (Carole Stevens)

Turkey Boy (Alex Whaley)

Scrooge watching Crachit Fred
Ebenezer Scrooge is a harsh boss for Bob Crachit: "A poor excuse for picking a man's pocket every twenty-fifth of December! . . . But I suppose you must have the whole day. Be here all the earlier next morning." "Christmas a humbug, uncle!" said Scrooge's nephew Fred. "You don't mean that, I am sure?"
Robe Marley
Scrooge put on his dressing-gown and slippers, and sat down before the fire to take his gruel, but his peace was interrupted by a series of ghostly visitations. The first was the ghost of his old business partner, Jacob Marley, who warned, "I am here to-night to warn you, that you have yet a chance and hope of escaping my fate." Scrooge must heed the advice of three Christmas spirits who will visit him.
Child Scrooge Old Fezziwig
The Ghost of Christmas Past reminds Scrooge of Christmases of his childhood. "The school is not quite deserted," said the Ghost. "A solitary child, neglected by his friends, is left there still." Accompanied by the Ghost of Christmas Past (far rt.), Scrooge remembers his youthful apprenticeship under Old Fezziwig (2nd from lt.), who loved to celebrate the Christmas season.
Fiddlers Cloggers
At Old Fezziwig's Christmas party , fiddlers play . . . . . . for dancers . . .
Square Dance Belle
. . . and a good time. Scrooge sadly remembers parting with Belle, his first love.
Singers Christmas Present
Holiday singers change the scene. The next visitor is the Ghost of Christmas Present, who introduces Mankind's Children: "This boy is Ignorance. This girl is Want. Beware them both, and all of their degree, but most of all beware this boy, for on his brow I see that written which is Doom, unless the writing be erased."
Belle's Children Crachit Family
Scrooge is permitted a glimpse of Belle's children the kind of happy life that he rejected for the pursuit of money. Mrs. Crachit is not fond of Bob's employer who has kept him late at work. Crippled Tiny Tim sits on his stool.
More Merry Christmas Future
Ebenezer's nephew Fred and his wife invite him to dine with them. The final visitor is the Ghost of Christmas Yet To Come who leads him to see how the world will be if he doesn't change his ways.
Scrooge's Effects Crachits Mourn
Scrooge watches as his laundress (lt.) and charwoman (rt.) haggle with Old Josephine (center) over items they have taken from Scrooge's estate after his death. Scrooge is permitted to see Mr. and Mrs. Crachit mourn the death of their little boy, Tiny Tim, who could have been saved if Scrooge had help pay for his medical care.
Scrooge Reformed
Ebenezer Scrooge is a changed man. "A merry Christmas, Bob!" said Scrooge, with an earnestness that could not be mistaken.


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