Famed Dickens’ Classic Returns with Local Talent
Front Row: Chris Rodriguez, Gabi Ott, Delia Payne, Philomena Bullock, Madison Miller, Macy Murdock, Caroline Silver (Canton). Back Row: Angela Conzone Dwyer, Angela Rodriguez, Myah Myers, Shelly Murdock, Tessa Harper, Brandon Bogart, Grant Brunet (Morristown), Stephen Chambers, Cadence Payne, Rachel O’Donnell, Hannah Gardner, Hailey Weber, Emma Murray, Jillian LeBel, Sloane Ryan, Christopher Dwyer, Sophia Silver (Canton), Meghan Gardner. Missing: Dee Bellinger (Heuvelton), Karen Fischbeck (Heuvelton) and Richard O’Donnell.
St. John’s Conservatory Theater has cast their all-new musical comedy BRAZILLIA R. KREEP’S CHRISTMAS CAROL which opens December 9th for a two-week run.
Now in its third year, BRAZILLIA R. KREEP’S CHRISTMAS CAROL is a fully staged theatrical adaptation of the Charles Dickens’ holiday classic A CHRISTMAS CAROL with book, music, and lyrics by award-winning writer and composer Richard O’Donnell (under his nom de plum Brazillia R. Kreep). The hilarious musical comedy runs December 9, 10, 16 & 17 at 7pm and 11, 18 at 2pm.
BRAZILLIA R. KREEP’S CHRISTMAS CAROL stars O’Donnell as Scrooge, Stephen Chambers as Jacob Marley, Tessa Harper as Thelma Plum (Ghost of Been There Done That), Angela Dwyer as Matilda Pift (Ghost of Christmas Presents), Hailey Weber as Elvira Fripple (Scrooge’s old love interest), Brandon Bogart as Fezziwig, Rachel O’Donnell as Mrs. Fezziwig. The Cratchit Family stars Christopher Dwyer as Bob, Shelly Murdock as Emily, Myah Myers as Martha, Cadence Payne as Bella, and Dee Bellinger as Tiny Tina. The Street Urchins are portrayed by Sloane Ryan as Nipper, Jillian LeBel as Cager, Meghan Gardner as Dolly, Macy Murdock as Scraps, Grant Brunet as Rusty, Chris Rodriguez as Spider, Caroline Silver as Dustbin, and Sophia Silver as Stepintime. Carolers star Rachel O’Donnell as Mrs. Sparkles, Brandon Bogart as Mr. Sparkles, Madison Miller as Mary Sparkles, Delia Payne as Lizzy Sparkles, Cadence Payne as Ethel Sparkles, Myah Myers as Bessie Sparkles, Gabriella Ott as Florence Sparkles, and Philomena Bullock as Dandelion.
Return to old St. Lawrence, London, 1843 whereby old miserly Ebenezer Scrooge (O’Donnell) Bah Humbugs the Christmas spirit, wishing to avoid the aged-old holiday tradition altogether. Yet comical ghosts from his past, present, and future come out of the closet to scare some sense into the doomed man. Think SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE meets A NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS in BRAZILLIA R. KREEP’S CHRISTMAS CAROL, a two-act musical comedy with over a dozen fully orchestrated toe-tapping songs and a talented local cast (24 in all) hailing from every nook and cranny of the glorious North Country.
SJCT principal creative staff includes Executive Producer Mr. O’Donnell, Director Christopher Dwyer, Musical Director and Choreographer Angela Conzone Dwyer, Arranger and Orchestrator Ryan C. McNally, Scenic and Prop Designer Stephen Chambers, Costume and Makeup Designer Karen Fischbeck (Heuvelton), additional Costumes by Ann Losurdo and Heron Hetzler, Stage Manager Shelly Murdock, Sound Technician Angela Rodriguez, and Props Master Tonya Ott. Collectively they have over five decades of professional theatrical and academic experience including regional, stock, bus and truck, off-off-Broadway, off-Broadway, and Broadway stages.
Other vital SJCT personnel includes Rector Dr. Fr. Michael O’Donnell, assistant Technical Director Ryan Woodard, assistant Props Emma Murray, assistant Costumer Hannah Gardner, house manager Sheila LaMere, and general manager Bill LaMere.
Tickets are available electronically at brownpapertickets.com for $10.00 (under TWIST or ST. JOHN’S CONSERVATORY THEATER) or at the door the night of the performances for a suggested donation of $15. For more information, please visit St. John’s Conservatory Theater’s Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/stjohnsconservatorytheater.
ST. JOHN’S CONSERVATORY THEATER is a not-for- profit company of actors, artisans, and artists. It is our vision to create educational, inspirational, and professional opportunities for local talent of all ages while presenting original musicals based on literature and legend.