“A Christmas Carol” Returns to NECC
“A Christmas Carol,” by Charles Dickens returns to the Northern Essex Community College stage Friday, Dec. 13, with four performances ending Sunday, Dec. 15. in the Chester Hawrylciw Theater, on the third floor of the Spurk Building on the Haverhill Campus, 100 Elliott St.
Ebenezer Scrooge, the Ghost of Christmas Past, the Cratchit Family, and all other Dickens characters will come to life in this year’s play, adding fun and tradition to the holiday season under the direction of John Budzyna and NECC Professor Deirdre Budzyna, both of Newburyport.
A highlight of this production is the four madrigal singers who appear throughout the play singing traditional carols. The music director is NECC Music Professor Alisa Bucchiere, of Merrimac, who will lead the madrigal singers.
The show will be performed Friday, Dec. 13, at 7 pm., Saturday, Dec. 14, at 3 and 7 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 15, at 3 p.m.
Tickets will be available at the door, although seating is limited. They can also be purchased through MKTIX.org
Ticket prices are $12 for adults, $10 for student/seniors and free for children under the age of 5.
The NECC production was originally presented as a one-time fundraiser for the performing arts department. The production was so successful, it became an NECC community event each holiday season with faculty, staff, students, alumni and their family members auditioning for roles.
For additional information, contact Bucchiere, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The cast includes:
David Draper, Bob Cratchit
Charlie Himmel, Young Ebenezer, Boy in The Strreet 1
Maggie Himmel, Fan
Bonnie Suroweic, Fred’ Wife
Charlie Himmel Ignorance
Sophie Himmel, junior stage assistant
Tyler Sheltry, assistant stage manager and lighting board operator
Dan Bruns, Charity Man, Third Man
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Maureen Dadekian, Laundress, Mrs. Fezziwig
Kallie Mayo, Belinda
Reilly Mayo, Want/Schoolyard Kid
Alivia Olsen, Belle
Mark Morrison, Ebenezer Scrooge
Melanie Bohanan, Mrs. Crtchit
Lincoln Bohanan, Peter
Kairi Bohanan, Martha
Melina Bohanan, Tiny Tim
Emi Sisco, stage manager and soundboard operator
Alisa Bucchiere, Madrigal A
Troy D’Angelo-Lombardi, Young Scrooge
John Budzyna, Jacob Marley
Geehae Moon, Madrigal D, Guest 2
Michael Letendre, Belle’s Husband, Dick Wilson, Guest 3
Todd Buckley, Fezziwig, Old Joe
Olivia Buckley, Christmas past
Aaron Lehner, Fred
Hannah Heckman-McKenna, Christmas Present
Allyson Catanzaro, Fred’s Housekeeper, Maid
Matt Bliss, Madrigal B
Chip Bliss, Madrigal C