Announcing the cast of A Lyrical Christmas Carol!

The Sheboygan Theatre Company is thrilled to announce its cast for Ken Gargaro’s A Lyrical Christmas Carol, based on the classic Charles Dickens novel and running at STC’s Leslie W. Johnson Theatre at Horace Mann Middle School December 8th – 16th. The cast is led by Steve Myers (STC’s Lombardi, My Fair Lady) as Ebenezer Scrooge, with Duncan Doherty and Maria Payant narrating as well as playing other roles. Jim and Susan Johnson are Bob and Mrs. Cratchit with Brad Leonhardt as Marley, Koral Rose Curkeet as the Ghost of Christmas Past, Matt Frei as the Ghost of Christmas Present, and Rick Hoffmann as the Ghost of Christmas Future. AJ Kaufmann is Tiny Tim, with his father Tim Kaufmann and sister Elizabeth in the cast as well. Berta Meyer is Fan, with Josiah Guenther and Duncan Doherty as Young Ebenezer, and Danielle Rammer as Belle. Daniel Hennell is Fezziwig with Jackie Blindauer playing his wife; David Quinn is Scrooge’s nephew Fred with Tiffany Bauer as his onstage spouse. The rest of the large cast of almost 50 includes Shelby Blaha, Mackenzie Brown, Kate Calvano, Cody Gornal, Hailey and Gracie Guenther, Naomi Harder, Laura Herrmann, Kim and Erin Koeppen, Levi Kohlmann, Teresa and Mary Luke, Cathy Perronne, Elizabeth Plotka-Heinen, Sharon Quinn, Katherine Rauscher, Katie Richardson, Susan Salm, Alexis Theune, Rachel Thuermer, Lee Trotta, Leo Viglietti, Madisyn Weigert, and Jenny Wunderlin.

A Lyrical Christmas Carol has been running at Pittsburgh Musical Theatre, one of that region’s top theatre companies, for twenty-five years. STC Managing Director Tom Berger, who helms this production, appeared in the show as an actor in the 1990’s and maintained a friendship with PMT’s founder, Ken Gargaro, who adapted the story to the stage. Through this connection, Berger was able to secure the rights to this version of the show, one he considers his favorite of the four or five different versions of the story he’s worked on over his career. A Lyrical Christmas Carol uses only period music (19th Century and earlier) and the STC production incorporates several actor-musicians who accompany the show organically onstage. There will be a raffle of holiday items in the lobby throughout the run; all the pieces are donated by local artisans. The show is sponsored with generous support from Kohler Co., and STC’s season is sponsored by Acuity.

STC’s 84th season will continue with Romeo & Juliet in February and The Secret Garden in May on its Mainstage, with Hand to God and God of Carnage in 2018 on its second stage, Studio Players, and Schoolhouse Rock Live as a part of STC Kids’ Theatre in April of 2018. STC Class ACT will begin Acting and Musical Theatre classes for teens and adults in February 2018. For information on tickets to any STC show, please call 920.459.3779 or visit www.sheboygantheatrecompany.com.