Shaler Area High School to open curtain on "A Christmas Carol"
- Shaler Area High School
- November 12, 2015
- $7 for adults and $5 for students, children and senior citizens
For the first time, the high school will open the play on a Thursday night and run it for three nights, Nov. 12-14, with an additional Saturday matinee performance.
"We wanted to give audience members more options to come see the show and know that sometimes weekends can get busy with other activities," said Kristen Susany, High School English teacher and codirector for the play.
"A Christmas Carol" is the stage production of Charles Dickens' popular novella that tells the story of the miser Ebenezer Scrooge and his transformative journey after being visited by the Ghosts of Christmases Past, Present and Yet to Come.
This year 38 students will take the stage as cast members, including junior Dan Bitter as Ebenezer Scrooge, senior Zak Marshall as Bob Cratchit, senior Natalee Junker as the Ghost of Christmas Past, senior Julie Loesch as the Ghost of Christmas Present, senior Zach Marker as the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come, senior Leann Mullen as Mrs. Cratchit and senior Tori Lorenz as Belle, Scrooge's long-lost lover.
While most of the characters are played by ninth- through 12th-graders, sixth-grader Flannery Loudon will join the high school cast to play Tiny Tim.
"We have such talented kids, it's been fun seeing them develop the
characters," Susany said.
Additionally, there are three student directors, Isaiah Bartsch and Olivia Scarano, both juniors, and Veronica Hughes, a senior, who also take on stage roles in the production.
The play will be held Thursday to Saturday, Nov. 12-14, at 7 p.m. with a matinee performance at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 14, at the Shaler Area High School auditorium, located at 381 Wible Run Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15209.
Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students, children and senior citizens.