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ACTC Theatre Presents "A Christmas Carol"

Nov 27, 2012 - | 02:41 PM -

Ashland Community and Technical College Theatre will present A Christmas Carol: Scrooge and Marley, on December 6, 7 and 8 at 8:00 p.m. and December 9 at 2:30 p.m.

This is ACTC Theatre’s 19th presentation of the heartwarming tale of Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, and Tiny Tim.  The classic novel by Charles Dickens, adapted to the stage by Israel Horowitz, has become a holiday favorite for all ages.

William “Bill” Staumbaugh, Microbiology Laboratory Supervisor for the City of Ashland, portrays Scrooge. Roger Hagley, an ACTC IT Technician, portrays “Jacob Marley” for the eighth time, and he is also the production director.. 

Bob Cratchit is played by Jonathan Maynard, an Ashland resident and Pediatrician with KDMC Primary Care in Russell; and Mrs. Cratchit is played by Tanya Christenson, a Flatwoods resident and event staff member at the Big Sandy Super Store Arena.

Malachi Stevens, a Poage Elementary student from Ashland, is Tiny Tim; Blaine Roberts, a Raceland-Worthington High School senior from Greenup, is Scrooge’s Nephew Fred; and Morgan Casto, a Russell High School junior from Wurtland, is Fred’s Wife.

The rest of the multi-talented 50-member cast is comprised of adults and third grade through high school students from throughout the tri-state area. 

Max Jackson, ACTC Professor Emeritus of Music, is the musical director, and he wrote the background score of the English carols featured in the production.  ACTC Theatre Director Edward Figgins is the scenic/lighting designer, and Paula Krepsik is the costume designer. 

Performances are in the J. B. Sowards Theatre on the ACTC College Drive Campus. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students, seniors and groups of 10 or more.  ACTC/MSU-Ashland student tickets are $2.  Tickets may be reserved with a major credit card through the College bookstore, 606-326-2014.    Unsold tickets will be available at the door, for cash or check payment only.

Matinee performances for area school children will be held Wednesday to Friday, Dec. 5 - 7, at noon.  For more information, contact Professor Figgins at 606-326-2073 or email: edward.figgins@kctcs.edu.