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Holiday Tradition Returns to the Stage at NECC

Submitted by on November 29, 2022 – 2:19 pm

Haverhill, MA (November 28, 2022)– After a three-year hiatus, a beloved holiday tradition returns to Haverhill. Northern Essex Community College will present “A Christmas Carol,” by Charles Dickens, starting Friday, December 9, with four performances ending Sunday, December 11. The show is staged in the Chester Hawrylciw Theater, on the third floor of the Spurk Building on the Haverhill Campus, 100 Elliott St.

The show will feature some familiar actors and singers– as well as a few surprise guests. NECC Music Professor Alisa Bucchiere promises these guest performers will delight and entertain. “I don’t even want to say too much, but it’s going to be really exciting. People are going to enjoy what we have lined up.”

Bucchiere can share that the highlight of this production is the four madrigal singers who appear throughout the play singing traditional carols.

The NECC production was initially presented as a one-time fundraiser for the performing arts department in 1999. The production was so successful that it became a NECC community event each holiday season, with faculty, staff, students, alumni, and their family members auditioning for roles.

Tickets will be available at the door, but with limited seating, advance purchase is strongly suggested. Visit the ticket link to secure your seat! Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for students and seniors, and free for children under five.

For additional information, contact Bucchiere at


The cast includes:

Mark Morrison, Ebenezer Scrooge, Haverhill, MA

Sadie & Harry Ruggiero, Tiny Tim, Amesbury, MA

Cory Alan, Bob Cratchit, Haverhill, MA

Chip Bliss, Madrigal C, Tewksbury, MA

Kairi Bohanan, Martha Cratchit, Haverhill, MA

Lincoln Bohanan, Peter Cratchit, Haverhill, MA

Melina Bohanan, Belinda Cratchit, Haverhill, MA

Maddy Buckley, Mrs. Cratchit, Plaistow, NH

Olivia Buckley, The Ghost of Christmas Past,  Plaistow, NH

Todd Buckley, Mr. Fezziwig, Plaistow, NH

Alisa Bucchiere, Madrigal A, Merrimac, MA

Kayla Clegg, Belle, Plaistow, NH

Maureen Dadekien, Mrs. Fezziwig, Laundress,  Salem, NH

Patrick Doherty, Dick Wilkins, Belle’s husband, Amesbury, MA

Angely Gabriel, Fred’s wife, Maid, Lawrence, MA

Elian Gonzalez, Fred, Haverhill, MA

Charlie Himmel, Young Ebenezer, Ignorance, Amesbury, MA

Maggie Himmel, Fan, Amesbury, MA

Hannah Heckman-McKenna, The Ghost of Christmas Present, Concord, NH

Kallie Mayo, Fred’s housekeeper, Exeter, NH

Reilly Mayo, Boy in Street, Exeter, NH

Geehae Moon, Madrigal D, Guest 2, Haverhill, MA

Elliot Robert Owens, Young Scrooge, Concord, NH

Rob Waddell, Charity Man, Haverhill, MA


Production Team:

Alisa Bucchiere, Producing Artistic & Music Director,  Merrimac MA

Phi Himmel, Junior assistant stage manager, Amesbury MA

Allan Mayo, Director, Exeter, NH

Geehae Moon, Lighting Designer, Haverhill MA

Tyler Sheltry, Assistant Stage Manager, sound board operator

Emi Sisco, Assistant Stage Manager

Bonnie Surowiec, Head of House

Finn Twichell, Stage Manager, lighting board operator