HART’s production of “A Christmas Carol” runs Dec. 6-15
The Haywood Arts Regional Theater’s production of A CHRISTMAS CAROL returns for its second year, opening December 6. With a cast of 45 and a 9 piece orchestra, the show ranks as one of the region’s biggest holiday events. HART commissioned an original script and score in 2011 from Director Mark Jones and Music Director Ann Rhymer Schwabland. The two spent a year creating a piece as true to the Charles Dickens classic story as possible and HART has invested lavishly on sets and costumes to bring the show to life.
The ghosts are the stars of the story, and in this production they are truly special. Jacob Marley appears like a floating octopus of chains and money boxes, the ghost of Christmas past appears clothed in twinkling lights, Christmas present leads a mass of carolers from scene to scene, and the ghost of Christmas yet to come emerges over nine feet tall to fill the entire stage. A massive four poster bed is Scrooge’s chariot taking him from place to place, time to time.
HART’s cast includes HART Executive Director, Steve Lloyd as the dastardly Scrooge, and he is joined by; James Hendley, Brian Gay, Ton Dewees, Jack Ross, Beth Holmes, Andrea Cody, Jacob Hunt, Maria Frost, Amy Hunt, Roger Magendie, Lindsay Salvati, Parker Hunt, Dan Dutterer, Sherry Dewees, Holly Cope, Wayne Porter, Tiffany Yates, Cas Cusic, John Winfield, Bonnie DeMarco, Jean Adams, Jenn Riddle, Christopher King, Hannah Wells, Matthew Wells, Kristen Dominguez, Jade Reno, Hannah Parrott, Noelle Frost, Aaron Hunt, Kaeddin Dominguez, Kaemon Dominguez, Chelcy Frost, Drake Frost, Christopher Wells, Marin Leslie, Delilah Jenkins, Katherine Hooks, D’Anna Potts, Clara Potts, Emma Riddle Johnson, Raelynn Russell, Jacquelynn Russell, Hannah Ramirez
“A Christmas Carol” has performances at the HART Theater, 250 Pigeon St. in Waynesville on Dec 6 & 7, 13, and 14 at 7:30pm and on Dec. 8, and 15 at 3pm. Tickets for evening performances are Adults, 20, Seniors $17 and Students $8. Discounted tickets to matinees are Adults $16, Seniors $14, and Students $6. Reservations can be made by calling the HART Box Office Mon-Sat. from 1-5pm or going to www.harttheatre.com.