A KREEPY CHRISTMAS CAROL PLAYS FINAL WEEKEND

R O'Donnell is all Scrooged-up!

R O’Donnell is all Scrooged-up!

St. John’s Conservatory Theater (JCT) is proud to announce that its newest original musical comedy A Kreepy Christmas Carol received Standing Ovations at St. John’s Parish House in Ogdensburg, NY.

“It’s encouraging to see the community embrace homespun theater,” says general manager Bill LaMere, “The overwhelming positive response to JCT has inspired a spring, summer, autumn, and winter season of original musicals.”

“Our upcoming 2015 season includes a St. Patty’s show titled The Orchard of Hide and Seek, a new twist on Dickens’ Oliver titled Twisted, Irving’s Sleepy Hallow titled Kreepy Hallow, and Moore’s T’was The Night Before Christmas titled Jack Frost,” states artistic director R O’Donnell. “Always original full-length musicals based on literature, fairy tales, and folklore and harvested from the wealth of talent here in the glorious North Country.”

A Kreepy Christmas Carol runs this weekend and features local talent from Ogdensburg, Heuvelton, Canton, and Gouverneur including Street Urchins Sloane Ryan, Makayla Lovely, Hailey Weber, Jillian LeBel, Elizabeth Bascom, Cole Siebels, Anton Skamperle, Madalyn Bascom, with Dee Bellinger as Tiny Tina, Christopher Dwyer as Bob Cratchit, R O’Donnell as Scrooge, Brad Mintener as Jacob Marley, Rebecca Bascom as the Ghost of Been There Done That, Ryan Woodard as Fezziwig, Angela Conzone Dwyer as the Ghost of Christmas Presents.

This tuneful comedic interpretation of the Dickens holiday classic is directed by R O’Donnell, with original book, music, and lyrics by award-winning playwright/composer Brazillia R. Kreep (author of JCT’s last hit Alice Isn’t All There), musical direction and vocal arrangements by Angela Conzone Dwyer, orchestration and accompaniment by Ryan C. McNally, set and prop designs by Stephen Chambers, and costumes and makeup by Ann Losurdo and Maggie Gebo.

Show times are this Friday and Saturday evening, December 19, 20. Curtain is at 7 P.M.. The show runs approximately 90 minutes. Tickets cost $15 at the door (suggested donation), or $10 at jctscrooge.brownpapertickets.com. JCT is located on the second floor of St. John’s Parish House, behind St. Johns Episcopal Church on the corner of Franklin and Knox streets in Ogdensburg. Handicap parking is available off Franklin, and the theater is fully accessible.

Ogdensburg Journal Features Kreepy Christmas Carol

Actress Sloane F. Ryan, 11, who plays Nipper, performs a song called ‘Wish’ for the upcoming production of ‘A Kreepy Christmas Carol. ‘ - photo: AMANDA PURCELL / JOHNSON NEWSPAPERS

Actress Sloane F. Ryan, 11, who plays Nipper, performs a song called ‘Wish’ for the upcoming production of ‘A Kreepy Christmas Carol. ‘ -Amanda Purcell/Johnson Newspapers

OGDENSBURG — A newly reimagined Christmas classic set to debut on a stage in the city this month is unlike any adaptation audiences have seen before.

That’s because the show’s music, lyrics and orchestrations have all been written and produced by north country artists and writers.

St. John’s Conservatory Theater will present its romping musical comedy, “A Kreepy Christmas Carol,” Dec. 12, 13, 19 and 20. Curtain is at 7 p.m. There also will be a 2 p.m. matinée on Dec. 14.
In this adaptation, Scrooge finds himself haunted by four ghosts in a musical comedy that features a cast of familiar and new characters including, Tiny Tina, Bob Cratchit and the Ghost of Christmas “Presents.”
This musical comedy adaptation of the Dickens holiday classic “A Christmas Carol” is directed by R O’Donnell, with original book, music, and lyrics by award-winning playwright/composer Brazillia R. Kreep.

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