DANVILLE — Gregory’s Academy of the Arts will present “A Christmas Carol” at 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday at First Presbyterian Church, 100 N. Franklin ST.

All seats are only $16 each. To make reservations or for information, contact Gregory Duckett at (217) 443-0235 or by email at gregorysacademy@gmail.com.

This version of the holiday classic is adapted by Cora Wilson Greenwood based on the story by Charles Dickens. This story of redemption recounts the adventures of old Scrooge at Christmas time. Scrooge is visited by four ghosts. The ghost of his deceased partner Jacob Marley, and the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future.

The performances continue to entertain with the sights and sounds of a holiday time from the past, according to a release. Audience members will recall their favorite scenes from the classic tale while enjoying the sounds of traditional Christmas carols sung by actors dressed in late 19th century costumes.

The 2019 company includes: Robert McIntire (Old Scrooge), Jim Rogers (Bob Cratchit), Gaye Garner (Mrs. Pearce), William Sandusky (Fred/Young Scrooge), Jason Asaad (Jacob Marley, the Ghost of Christmas Present, Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come), Leslie Van Camp (Ghost of Christmas Past, Mrs. Cratchit), Rebecca Rogers (Belle), Sophie Osterbut (Martha Cratchit), Silas Van Camp (Peter Cratchit), Ella Drollinger (Rose Cratchit), Janelle Jackson (Eliza Cratchit), Benjamin Van Camp (Tiny Tim) Gregory Duckett (Mr. Fezziwig) Lisa Rogers (Mrs. Fezziwig). Fezziwig guests include: Betty Sampson, Bobbie McHone, Jae Lenne, Cassidy Helferich, Sebastian Skinner, Lorenzo Skinner, Molly Compton, Marlee Harper, Eva Harper and Cora Helferich.

The Spirits of Christmas who provide narration and sing traditional Christmas carols throughout the production include Kelly M. Holden, Jodi Prosser Muller, Myanne Compton, Sarah Meece, Steven Henry, Craig Kurkewitt and Mark H. Muller.

The 2019 production team includes: Gregory Duckett, producer/director; Kelly M. Holden, music director; Ruey Sandusky, stage manager; Nancy Grimes and Christine Jacobs, production assistants; Josh Compton, lights/sound; Debra Gill, costumes; and Don Roeder, Sets.

Gregory’s Academy of the Arts goal is to educate, entertain, and challenge those who enjoy the performing arts. Plans are being made for classes, workshops and performances for 2020.

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