Local talent brings Dickens’ classic to the airways for a heartwarming holiday season
Theatre Bristol is “Keeping Drama On –and Off– Stage,” with the first Theatre Bristol On Air production of the holiday season, “A Christmas Carol,” featuring a talented cast under the direction of Glenn Patterson–and your imagination.
Theatre Bristol On Air, a radio drama throw-back to Theatre Bristol’s days of “Don’t Touch That Dial,” will air “A Christmas Carol” on radio 89.5 WETS, Wednesday, December 23 at 8:00 PM.
In addition, throughout the months of November and December, the program will also be available on various podcast services and the Theatre Bristol website, www.TheatreBristol.org, at no charge. You’ll find there too, the souvenir program and links to make a contribution. Of course, donations of any amount, such as the value of a ticket or two, are very appreciated and needed at this time.
“A Christmas Carol” features Dickens’ well-known mean-spirited and selfish old man, Ebenezer Scrooge, who hates Christmas. Scrooge is visited by the ghost of his old business partner Jacob Marley – and then by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Christmas Present and Christmas Future. With a cast of Dickens’ characters portrayed by Theatre Bristol actors, the ghosts’ journey through time teaches Scrooge, and us, the joys of Christmas.
Leading the classic Christmas story is Director Patterson, serving as the program announcer. The cast comprises both long-time veterans, as well as some new-to-Theatre Bristol performers, with Fred Dunagan as Ebenezer Scrooge, Dave Carter as the Narrator, Scott Costner as Fred, Terry Marek as Bob Cratchit, Brant Burgiss as the Gentleman, Steve Baskett as Jacob Marley, Mary Ellis Rice as the Ghost of Christmas Past, Lucy Claire Foy as Fan and Young Boy, Garrett Humphrey as Young Scrooge and Peter, Steve Humphrey as Fezziwig and Businessman, Amy Reid as Mrs. Fezziwig and Mrs. Martin, Hannah Broeils as Belle, Ryan Stinson as the Ghost of Christmas Present, David Maloney as Mr. Michaels and Businessman, Martha Hawk as Mrs. Seymour and Mrs. Dilber, Hunter Wilson as Topper and Businessman, Michelle Shumate as Niece and Caroline, Laura Humphrey as Mrs. Cratchit, Bailey Lowe as Martha, Caroline Humphrey as Tiny Tim, Andrew Hunt as Captain and Old Joe, Dakota Peak as Helmsman and Edward, and Leticia Peltzer as Charwoman. Nicole Intagliata serves as the stage manager, Camille Gray serves as the audio technician, and Samantha Gray is the producer.
“A Christmas Carol” follows Theatre Bristol On Air’s Halloween success, “The War of the Worlds” directed by Dottie Havlik, and available on your favorite podcast service.
Visit www.TheatreBristol.org and Theatre Bristol’s Facebook page for more #TBKDOS opportunities including Theatre Bristol Scripted for all ages and Quaranteam Theatre Bristol for families. The #TBKDOS Series offers three safe ways to get involved that together preserve elements of live performance: auditions, casting, rehearsals, storytelling, acting, community, fun, entertainment, and audiences too. There is no charge to participate, but your donations help us keep our nonprofit community theatre going during this time.
Theatre Bristol appreciates the support of the Tennessee Arts Commission of our newly revised 2020 Season, as well as the support of our arts sponsors: Leticia Peltzer ENT & Allergy Consultants, ETSU Cross-Disciplinary Studies, United Company Foundation, Citizens Bank, HVAC Inc., Summit BSR Roofing, Seaman Corporation, Stephanie Snelson, DDS, Food City, Party Central, Guthrie Dentistry, M&M Bookkeeping and Tax Services, Celebrate Rentals, Blackbird Bakery, Burwil Construction, WCYB News 5, The Loafer, The Bristol Herald Courier, The Home Depot, and WETS. Thank you to our graphic designer Haley White for our Series design.
If you love your community theatre you can help nonprofits like Theatre Bristol. Theatre Bristol has lost a significant amount of income that it cannot recoup without community support. We hope you make a contribution, of any size, and help us continue. To donate online visit: www.TheatreBristol.org/donate or mail a check to 512 State Street, Bristol, TN 37620. Thank you.
Founded in 1965, Theatre Bristol is the oldest continually running children’s theatre in northeast Tennessee. Its Main Stage season consists of up to six productions. Some of its performances take place in the ARTspace, a multi-purpose, black box theatre which seats up to 120, and other performances are on stage at the Paramount Center for the Arts. Theatre Bristol is volunteer run and we invite you to get involved.For more information, visit Theatre Bristol’s website or Facebook page, contact Theatre Bristol at 423-212-3625, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.