James L. Walker adapted the classic Dicken’s novel for Festival many years ago, and Artistic Director Jaclyn Johnson directs this Christmas classic. This show is family friendly, appropriate for ages three and up and opens November 28th and runs through Decemeber 27th. Festival Theatre would like to thank Thrivent Financial and Amery Hospital and Clinics as the sponsors of A Christmas Carol.
The adult cast is lead by Ed Moersfelder playing Ebenezer Scrooge. The adult cast play many characters throughout the show, TJ Charlson portrays Bob Cratchit and others, Andrew Bradford Benson plays Fred, Darrell Johnston brings life to Marley and Christmas Present, Kimberly Braun plays Belle and Mrs. Cratchit and Lis Athas shoulders the haunting Christmas Yet to Come.
With two youth casts filling out this Christmas classic, 14 local youth actors are showcasing their talents this season. Tristan Bodin of Wyoming, MN and Beckett Schmidt of Milltown will play Thomas, Young Crachit and Tiny Tim will be played by Eddie Brannon and Gideon Schmidt of Milltown. Peter Cratchit will be played by Nicholas Borne of New Richmond and Carl Hallberg of Lindstrom. Lucy Herman of St. Croix Falls and Elliana Naegelen of Dresser will portray Belinda Crachit and Fan. Frankie Miller and Claire Sharfenberg, both of St. Croix Falls, round out the youth casts to play Martha Cratchit. Chris Lewis of Grantsburg and Josh Stirrat of Luck are helping backstage as assistant stage managers.
Preview night is Tuesday, November 24th at 7:30 PM.
Festival invites you to the afterglow party that will be held opening night following the show, November 28th with music by the Indianhead Barbershop Chorus and food sponsored by The Village Pizzeria.
ALS will be interpreting the show on Sunday, December 6th and discounted tickets are available for those in need of this service, contact the box office for more information.
Tickets are $26 for adults and $13.50 for students (ages 5-25) and can be purchased at FestivalTheatre.org, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling the box office at 715-483-3387. Student matinee’s are filling up fast and are available and can be reserved by calling the box office. Festival Theatre is located in downtown St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin at 210 North Washington Street in the historic Civic Auditorium.