Theatre TJC ushers in the holiday season with Charles Dickens’ timeless tale, “A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story of Christmas.”
Performances are set 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, Nov. 28-Dec. 1, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, in Wise Auditorium on the TJC main campus.
Tickets go on sale Monday, Nov. 19, in the TJC Box Office. Box office hours are 1-6 p.m. weekdays through the run of the show. For reservations, call the box office at 903-510-2212. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for seniors, students and active military.
The production is under the direction of TJC Theatre Professor Denise Weatherly-Green, who adapted the play from Dickens’ original text.
“With ‘A Christmas Carol,’ Dickens gave us this perfect, universal tale of compassion, forgiveness and redemption,” Weatherly-Green said. “Plus, it’s a classic piece of literature that made terms such as ‘Scrooge,’ ‘bah humbug,’ and even ‘Dickensian,’ part of our everyday vocabulary.”
The cast includes: Sean-Riley Cunningham, Tyler, as Jacob Marley; Zach White, Buffalo, as Ebenezer Scrooge; Bryson Chalk, Tyler, as Bob Cratchit; Austin Springer, Tyler, as Fred; Will Brown, Bullard, as Thin Do-gooder/Dancer; Will Clark, Whitehouse, as Portly Do-gooder/Dancer; Levi Springer, Tyler, as Adam/Want; Sunshine Cornell, Tyler, as Ghost of Christmas Past; Clive Johnson, Tyler, as Little Boy Scrooge/Little Bob Cratchit; Zach Combs, Tyler, as Adolescent Scrooge/Peter Cratchit; Molly Johnson, Tyler, as Fan/Ignorance; Tony Staples, Tyler, as Schoolmaster/Poultryman; Raymond McGraw, Big Sandy, as Fezziwig/Old Joe; Ivory Smith, Grand Prairie, as Dick Wilkins/First Man; Orion Johnson, Kaufman, as Young Adult Scrooge/Businessman; Stephanie Smith, Henderson, as Mrs. Fezziwig/Mrs. Dilber; Anna Hale, College Station, as Belle/Dancer; Jaylon Crump, Midlothian, as Ghost of Christmas Present; Ellie Hudson, Tyler, as Mrs. Cratchit; Linley Vaughan, Tyler, as Belinda Cratchit; Elizabeth Campbell, Whitehouse, as Martha Cratchit/Dancer; Malcolm McBain, Tyler, as Tiny Tim Cratchit; Hanna Odom, Tyler, as Fred’s Wife/Dancer; Wayne Tyler Jr., New Orleans, as Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come; and Tiffany Williams, Kaufman, as First Woman/Dancer.
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