A Christmas Carol


A Christmas Carol


A Charming Revisit of a Holiday Classic
Adapted by Paul Truckey

Charles Dickens’ infamous tale comes to life in a whole new way in this virtual production, complete with musical interludes. The story is the same: three ghosts take Ebenezer Scrooge on a thrilling journey to teach him the true meaning of Christmas… before it’s too late. Join us for a family favorite will leave nobody saying, “Bah Humbug!” This production will be filmed and made available digitally.


Thursday, December 10 at 7:30pm

Friday, December 11 at 7:30pm

Saturday, December 12 at 7:30pm

Sunday, December 13 at 7:30pm


Tickets are $17 General Public, $12 NMU Employee/Senior/Military, and $5 NMU Students. 

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A link to the virtual performance will be emailed to ticket holders before their chosen date.

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Cast List

 

Narrator Megan Hibbard
Ebenezer Scrooge Jacob Laitinen
Jacob Marley Aaron Knaus
Ghost of Christmas Past Sophie Shrauger
Ghost of Christmas Present John Fatla
Ghost of Christmas Future Lila Hartung
Fred (Nephew) Ryan Boos
Bob Cratchit Noah Proctor
Mrs. Cratchit Lila Hartung
Boy/Mr. Fezziwig/Young Ebenezer Seth Bowen
Young Lady Ashley Gardner
Little Fan/Niece Gracie Fries
Ladies 1 & 2/Women 1 & 2 Kaylie Goodno, Keely-Shaye Hanson
Cratchit Children Ryan Boos, Seth Bowen, Kaylie Goodno,
Keely-Shaye Hanson
Carolers Seth Bowen, John Fatla, Kaylie Goodno,
Lila Hartung, Sophie Shrauger

Creative Team

 

Director Paul Truckey
Scenic Designer Lex van Blommestein
Costume Designer Joel Shinavier
Sound Designer Dan Zini
Assistant Sound Designer William Squires IV
Director of Photography Dan Zini
Properties Designer Keli Crawford-Truckey
Production Stage Manager Aubrey Wolck
Technical Director TBA

Additional Artistic Staff

 

Script Supervisor  Toni Danz

Forest Roberts Theatre Staff

 

Director of Theatre Bill Digneit
Production Manager David Pierce
Costume Shop Supervisor Ann Juidici
Scene Shop Foreman Ross Johnson
Properties Artisan Keli Crawford-Truckey
Lighting and Sound Supervisor Dan Zini
Marketing Manager Lilith Kontos

Cast Bios


Megan Hibbard (Narrator) is a junior pursuing a BA in theatre with a focus in lighting design and double minoring in art and design and dance. She loves to be on and behind the FRT stage! In the past she has been in Beauty and the Beast, Lisa in Mamma Mia!, and a dancer, choreographer, and assistant lighting designer for What We Leave Behind, and she also worked on Cats as Bombalurina and assistant lighting designer. She is so excited to be creating with everyone again, and wants to thank the entire team, her family, and her friends for encouraging her throughout this process!

Aaron Knaus (Jacob Marley) is a lifelong Yooper resident who is studying theatre performance at NMU. Aside from being an actor, he's also an avid storyteller of weird fiction and a dedicated keyboardist of the keys of old. 

Seth Bowen (Boy/Mr. Fezziwig/Young Ebenezer/Peter Cratchit/Caroler) is a senior BFA theatre technology and design candidate and plans on becoming a professor of theatre someday! He is originally from Rhinelander, WI and has taken part in many different performances here at NMU, including Sweeney Todd (Police Officer/Ensemble), Scrooge! 2018 (Bob Cratchit), Medieval Dinner Theatre (Pan Piper), Beauty and the Beast (Ensemble), The Full Monty (Malcolm), and Cats (Gus). He was also the scenic and props designer for What If, which was performed as part of the recent North x North Coast Arts and Cultural Festival. Seth is happy to contribute his vocal talents for A Christmas Carol, and hopes that as you follow the story, you find some wonderful Christmas spirit. Merry Christmas!

Ashley Gardner (Young Lady) is a senior at Northern Michigan University and is currently a theatre major planning to become a voice actress. This will be Ashley’s second show at Northern, following her previous role in War of the Worlds as Nella Walker. Ashley is super excited to be a part of NMU’s theatre family and is grateful to have gotten the opportunity to be a part of such a fun and creative cast! She hopes that audiences will enjoy the show and find some comfort and joy during the holiday season. God bless us, everyone!


Creative Team Bios


Toni Danz (Script Supervisor) is a third year theatre technology and design student and this is the second show she's script supervised for. Filming shows brings new and exciting aspects to the process and she's so glad to be learning new things. She hopes you enjoy the show we've put together! Happy holidays!