The Dickens Christmas Carol Show

In fog-shrouded nineteenth century London, miser Ebenezer Scrooge shuts out Christmas, which he hates. But on Christmas Eve the fearful specter of his dead partner, Jacob Marley, heralds the arrival of the Spirits of Christmas Past, Present, and Future — and Scrooge begins a journey that finds him wonderfully changed by Christmas Day morning. This skillful adaptation brings all the well-loved characters and scenes to theatrical life — Bob Cratchit and his family (not forgetting Tiny Tim), the Fezziwigs and their famous Christmas Eve ball, Scrooge’s delightful nephew and niece, as well as the phantoms and underworld characters. Carols interweave the action from Scrooge’s schooldays to the terrible warning predictions of his future. The tree-lit party climax reaches out to involve the whole audience and cast a joyful celebration of the true meaning of Christmas

Cast/Characters

Evenezer Scrooge – Peter Moody

Bob Cratchit – Michael McGovern

Fred Bennison – Steve Toepel

Charitable Ladies – Deb Ristow, Rachel Ristow

Peter Greenlaw – Randall E. Stache

Jacob Marley – Chuck Ebert

Ghost of Christmas Past – Don Held

Ben Scrooge – Craig Kutz

Fanny Scrooge – Erin Heyer

Tom Keddle, the Fiddler – Christopher Scholke

Mr. Fezziwig – Augie Ristow

Dick Wilkins – Tim Specht

Emma Fezziwig – Patricia Scholz

Ebenezer (apprentice) – Tony Larsen

Belle Christopher – Barb Sertich

Gerry Christopher – Larry Krause

Ghost of Christmas Present – Matt Klett

Peter Cratchit – Christopher Scholke

Belinda Cratchit – Melissa Nack

Martha Cratchit – Kathy Kleinhans

Emily Cratchit – Courtney Toepel

Tim Cratchit (Tiny Tim) – Nathan Griffith

Mrs. Cratchit – JoAnn Kudirko

Mary Bennison – Kerrylynn Kraemer-Curtiss

Ignorance – Nadine Nack

Want – Kyle Rosenwald

Ghost of Christmas Future – Deb Ristow

Merchants – Augie Ristow, Randall E. Stache

Joe Snatchly – Larry Krause

Mrs. Dilber – Jean Quicker

Mrs. Gooley – Lorraine Selinski

Caroline Greenlaw – Joan Kay B. Burkhardt

Boy in the Street – Ben Griessmeyer

Carollers, Phantoms, Party Guests, Orphans, and Spirits – Ashley Ader, Michelle Bestul, Jeris Brunette, Crystal Bueter, Christopher Christianson, Taylor Clark, Adam Cobb, Meghann Conley, Amber Dicker, Sara Dulmes, Amy Eberhardy, Meredith Forsterling, Hannah Gabrielse, Jennifer Gerold, Phillip N. Gopon, Liza Keller, Rachael Kooi, Laurie Kretschmar, Krystin Kruschke, Caitlin Madden, Anna Mattern Mangan, Julie Masbruch, Joshua Mersberger, Katie Moungey, Raquel Nyhuis, Jessie Papenfuss, Kicole L. Papenfuss, Erin Pillman, Sarah Pittner, Kayla Post, Jenny Price, Colleen Reilly, Abby Ries, Becky Ristow, Kris Rosenwald, Emily Tauscheck, Ericka Tauscheck, Molly Van Dellen, Anne Werner, Margaret Werner, Brooke Wilson

Production Staff

Director: Ralph Maffongelli

Musical Director: Sandra Kasten

Stage Manager: Karen Held

Set Design: Marty Kooi

Costume Design: Benjamin J. Gartmann

Design Asst. Michele Konrad

Light Design: Don Zastrow

Master Electrician: Ron Bauman

Sound Design: Gregory M. Blindauer, Todd Jaeger

Running Crew Coordinator: Rick Klein

Make-Up Design: Janeen Kooi

Master Carpenter: Pam Wilson

Lobby & Company Photography: Steve Irish/  Irish Studios

Orchestra

Organist: Sandra Kasten