WTP presenting ‘A Christmas Carol’

Ebenezer Scrooge (John Muenning) scolds the solicitors (Andrew Ho and Nate Madden) while Bob Cratchit (Matthew Gray) looks on. Photos by John Harmon of Sandy Sandwich Productions

Wellesley Theatre Project (WTP) will present, "A Christmas Carol" Friday, December 8 at 7 p.m., Saturday, December 9 and 16 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., and Sunday, December 10 and 17 at 2 p.m. All performances will take place at the WTP Studios at The Wellesley Community Center, located at 219 Washington Street. A limited number of tickets are available at $15 for adults and $10 for students and seniors, and may be purchased online at http://www.wellesleytheatreproject.org/tickets in advance, or at the door for $18 for adults and $12 for students and seniors.

This WTP adaption of Charles Dickens, "A Christmas Carol" is the story of a bitter old miser named Ebenezer Scrooge and his transformation into a gentler, kinder man after visitations by various ghosts. Director, Ben Rush says, "This is our third annual production, but it is a whole new experience. A brand new set design, the largest cast, and more spooky magic are sure to make this year's ‘Carol’ a very special one.”

This production class began rehearsing in October, and features a talented cast limited to only those students selected for roles after an audition. The production has a cast of 22 students between the ages of eight and fourteen who bring to life this classic ghost story. Cast members of "A Christmas Carol" reside in Wellesley as well as neighboring communities including Needham, Dover, and Medfield.

"A Christmas Carol" production staff includes: Ben Rush, Director; Megan Pillsbury, Costume Designer; Ben Rush, Scenic Designer; Seif Cristobal, Lighting Designer and Alexa Lambert; Stage Manager.

Wellesley Theatre Project is an arts academy and a Wellesley nonprofit devoted to providing students (PreK - 12th Grade) with the opportunity to study and experience theatre and performing arts through year round classes, staged productions, workshops and summer camps.

Registration is open for WTP's Winter/Spring classes and productions, including "Cinderella" (Grades 2-12), "13: The Musical" (Grades 6-12), and "The Complete Works of Shakespeare [Abridged]" (Grades 5-12). In addition, registration is open for 2018 Summer Camps. Sessions include three production camps geared for students between 2nd and 12th grade in addition to one week Theatre Arts camps for Pre K- 12th grade. The production camps are: "Magic Tree House: Dinosaurs Before Dark" (Grades 2-8), "James and the Giant Peach" (Grades 2-12), and "1776: An American Musical" (Grades 9-12).

From left to right: the solicitors (Andrew Ho and Nate Madden) pose for a picture.

From left to right: the solicitors (Andrew Ho and Nate Madden) pose for a picture.

For more information about "A Christmas Carol" or classes and productions, visit www.wellesleytheatreproject.org or call (781-235-1550).

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