It's never too early to make plans for Christmas. Save the date for the Emmetsburg Main Street Community Theatre production of "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens. Show dates are Dec. 6, 7 and 8 and Dec. 13, 14 and 15.
"A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens is the classic tale of Ebenezer Scrooge, the old, unfriendly and friendless miser who finds redemption and happiness after he is visited by four spirits.
Cast for the upcoming production has been announced by Jackie VanOosbree, Director.
"We have a lot of families participating in this show, and there will be some new faces on stage, too," she said. "There are 39 actors in the production, with many of the cast members playing several roles."
Brent McAllister will play the miser, Ebenezer Scrooge. His nephew, Fred, will be played by Don Joyce. Jane Hoyman is cast in the role as Fred's wife and Amelia Ort will play their daughter. Amelia will also portray Scrooge's young sister, Fan.
Andy Stolley has been cast in the role of Bob Cratchit. Peggy Stolley will play Mrs. Cratchit. The Cratchit family includes Martha, played by Peyton Kennedy; Peter, played by Phoenix Campbell; Frederick, played by Henry Miner; Belinda, played by Rachel Miner; Harriet, played by Paislie Heim; and Tiny Tim, played by Mattie Dooley.
Bill Graves will portray Scrooge's kind-hearted boss from the past, Mr. Fezziwig, and the businessman, Mr. Pool. Angie Fay will be Mrs. Fezziwig. Portraying the three Fezziwig daughters are Ana Kennedy, Avery Ringlaben and Drew Sidles. Jordan Lange will be young Scrooge's fianc, Belle.
Johnny Schad will be the Ghost of Christmas Present. Linda Jones is cast in the role of the Ghost of Christmas Past. Erik Farrell will portray Marley's Ghost, young Marley and Joe, the Pawnbroker. Brenten Sheehy Graves will portray young Scrooge and Mr. Hacking.
Donna Mason will be Scrooge's servant woman, Mrs. Dilber, and Stacy Berkland will be the laundress. Tye Reiman portrays a debtor and a member of Fred's party.
Sherry Ort, Holly Bell, Andrew Gibb and Clay Fox are cast in a number of roles besides being narrators. Rick Jones will be the undertaker and Lilybeth and Danica Ringlaben will portray young waifs.
Carolers and partygoers will be played by Brennan Fay, Tricia Fay, Shayla Thayer and MacKenzie and Mercedes DePyper. George VanMeter will be cast in several roles, as the clergyman, a partygoer and a businessman.
"This is a wonderful way for people to celebrate the holiday season," said Jackie VanOosbree. "No one will want to miss this show."