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Streaming
Saturday December 5, 2020 7:30pm
Sunday December 6, 2020 3:00pm

A Christmas Carol:

A Live radio Play

adapted by

Philip Grecian

SAS Performing Arts Company, Inc.
Presents
A Christmas Carol
Adapted by Philip Grecian
Based on the Novel  by Charles Dickens
Produced by special arrangement with
THE DRAMATIC PUBLISHING COMPANY of Woodstock, Illinois
 

Live streamed to bring the joy of the holidays into your home.

Date:  December 5 and 6, 2020

For more information: (646) 858-9918.

Donation: $15.00    To purchase tickets:  Not on sale yet!

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Synopsis

A familiar story told as a 1940's radio drama onstage, complete with sound effects and music, A Christmas Carol begins with the storyteller and his friends discussing the tale they will tell. They decide on an opening line, and the storyteller begins, transforming into the mean and stingy Ebenezer Scrooge as he speaks. Throughout, the storyteller remains in the Scrooge characterization as the other actors narrate in their natural voices while assuming new voices and dialects, becoming every character in the tale.  The actors read from scripts at the three floor microphones downstage while all sound effects and music are performed live. The original Dickens story is all here: Scrooge refuses a Christmas dinner invitation from his nephew, Fred, turns away charity workers raising money for the poor and bullies his clerk, Bob Cratchit. Jacob Marley makes his visit while the sound effects crew shakes chains and the music director plays eerie chords. The Ghost of Christmas Past takes Scrooge to Fezziwig's party, and we hear the music and the dancing feet on the wooden floor. The Ghost of Christmas Present leads him through the streets of London to his nephew's house, where he joins, invisibly, in a guessing game, discovering how much fun he can have if he opens his heart, just in time to visit Bob Cratchit's family and open his heart to Tiny Tim. Finally, the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come, whose "voice" is provided by the music director's keyboard, shows Scrooge his horrible fate. Scrooge awakens at home a changed man as he turns back into the storyteller to finish the story and Tiny Tim delivers the final line, "God bless us, every one!"

Originally produced by public television station KTWU in Kansas, A Christmas Carol has aired on television

throughout North America.

Cast

Paul Fraccalvieri

as

The Storyteller/

Ebenezer Scrooge

Peter Sunsbury

as

Male Player #1/

Bob Cratchit

Terrence Montgomery

as

Male Player # 2/

Jacob Marley

Chris Lysy

as

Male Player #3/Fred

Luisa Sabella

as

Female Player #1/

Mrs. Cratchit

David Maynard

as

Male Player # 4/The Ghost of Christmas Present

Dean Marino

as

Male Player #5/Fezziwig

Emily Samuelson

as

Female Player #2/

Belle

Elisabeth Ritscher

as

Female Player #3/

The Ghost of Christmas Past

Maria Giorgio

as

Charity Woman/

Widow Krook

Emily Solo

as

Fan/

Tiny Tim

Patrick J Mcmahon

as

The Announcer

The SAS Performing Arts Company and Studios, Inc.

P.O. Box 567

Radio City Station

New York, NY 10101-0567

Telephone: (646) 858-9918

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SAS Performing Arts Company and Studio, Inc. is a proud member of OPERA AMERICA and The New York Alliance of Resident Theatres.

SAS Performing Arts Company and Studios, Inc. is recognized as a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) corporation by the IRS.

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