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Hartford Stage's A Christmas Carol Filled with Hartt
What do you get when you combine 3,000 pounds of dry ice, 200 pounds of plastic snow, 33 presents under a tree, and a seven-pound goose? You get 15 years and 661 total performances of Hartford Stage’s thrilling and heartwarming holiday production of A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas, which once again features a host of Hartt School faculty and students.
Hartford Stage's 15th annual production of A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas, by Charles Dickens, adapted and originally directed by Michael Wilson, directed by Maxwell Williams, is on stage through Dec. 29.
Hartford Stage brings the magic of Dickens’ heart-warming classic to life in this Connecticut holiday tradition. The tale of Ebenezer Scrooge, the heartless miser who discovers the true meaning of the holiday season after a Christmas Eve haunting, features all of Charles Dickens’ beloved characters: Tiny Tim, Bob Cratchit and the Spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Future. Ghosts take flight and soar across the stage, carols are sung and snow falls, capturing the spirit of a Victorian Christmas and forever warming the hearts of adults and children alike.
The cast of this year's Hartford Stage production features a number of Hartt School faculty, students, and alumni. They include Hartt faculty member Robert Hannon Davis (Bob Cratchit), Hartt alumna Sarah Killough (Wendy, Fred’s Sister‐in‐Law, Begger Woman), Hartt faculty member Johanna Morrison (Bettye Pidgeon, Spirit of Christmas Past, Old Josie), and Hartt Theatre Division Director Alan Rust (Bert, Mr. Fezziwig, Spirit of Christmas Present). Killough also serves as dance captain.
Hartt School students in the production include Caitlin Blauvelt (Rich Lady), Josh Boscarino (Teen Scrooge), Dakota Dutcher (Dick Wilkins, Spirit of Christmas Future), Kelsey Flynn (Female Swing), Sarah Kozlowski (Ghostly Apparition, Citizen of London), Lars Lee (Male Swing), William Macke (Party Guest), Andrew McMath (Party Guest), Seth Peterson (Second Solicitor, Fiddler), Matthew Reddick (Lamplighter, Fiddler, Mr. Topper), Tara Reuter (Martha Cratchit), and Hannah Spacone (Nichola).
The production runs through Dec. 29. Evening performances are weeknights and weekends at 7:30 p.m. Matinee performances are Sundays and selected weekdays and Saturdays at 2 p.m. For a specific schedule of performances or to buy tickets for A Christmas Carol, call the Hartford Stage box office at 860.527.5151 or visit www.hartfordstage.org.