(NEWTON, NJ) — Sundog Theatre will be staging its production of A Christmas Carol at the Newton Theatre, NJ, on December 15 at 7:00pm. Come see Scrooge, the three Ghosts of Christmas, Tiny Tim, and a host of other Dickensian characters in this beloved tale of redemption and enchantment. The show is geared toward young audiences, and is appropriate for all ages.
Directed by Jonathan Fluck, Sundog’s presentation stays true to Dickens’ original story, adapted for the stage by Cash Tilton, and original songs by Susan Mondzak and featuring a cast of six professional actors (Ebenezer Scrooge, John Scamardella; Marley, Joel Ingram; Belle, Erin Bonura; Mrs. Cratchit, Rebecca Monk; Young Scrooge, Kevin L. Scarlett; and Bob Cratchit, Michael Fidalgo)
The production is produced by Susan Fenley with musical direction by Michael Ancona and choreography by Ashley Burger. Technical Director, Stephen Fehr and Stage Manager, Valerie Caniglia round out the production team.
Children will enjoy richly drawn characters that pop out of the book and onto the stage, and will be thrilled when they see a child chosen from the audience to portray Tiny Tim!
ABOUT SUNDOG THEATRE
Formed in 2002, Sundog Theatre has been presenting original and contemporary theatre for 15 years. The arts company is unique on Staten Island in that it also presents culturally-based school programming rooted in theatre, visual arts, dance, music and literacy. Programs are offered to students in kindergarten through high school in New York City’s public and private schools as well as community-based organizations. In addition, Sundog Theatre offers acting classes for children ages 6 to 14 year-round, and it tours productions throughout the year.
Among the thought-provoking theatre the company has staged are favorites like The Fantasticks, Roar of the Greasepaint…, Lovers & Other Strangers, Charlotte’s Web, and A Christmas Carol. Its original productions have included My Mariners, about retired sailors at Snug Harbor on Staten Island; Once Upon a Mime, an original, full-length show without words; If You Could See: The Alice Austen Story, about Staten Island’s pioneering female photographer; Meucci’s Message, about Staten Islander Antonio Meucci’s invention of the telephone, and Sundog’s signature series, its annual Scenes from the Staten Island Ferry. For more information, visit www.sundogtheatre.org or call 718-816-5453.