La Comedia offers ‘A Christmas Carol’

Staff report

SPRINGBORO — La Comedia Dinner Theatre, 765 W. Central Ave., Springboro, presents the musical version of “A Christmas Carol” through Dec. 31.

The story is based on the classic novel by Charles Dickens. The ghosts of Christmas past, Pesent and Future lead the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge on a journey to look back at the mistakes he has made and their dire consequences. Along the way, he learns that love and friendship are more important than amassing a fortune.

The musical version of the timeless holiday tale features original music and many classic Christmas carols, concluding with La Comedia’s tradition singing of “O, Holy Night.”

The production was directed by La Comedia regular, Chris Beiser. Chris Kramer plays Scrooge; Will Nash Broyles, Young Scrooge; Sarakate Coyne, Belle and Aggie; Marilyn Clark Farley, Mrs. Fezziwig; David Goins, Bob Cratchit; Shannon Haddock, Mrs. Cratchit; Sam Kingrey and Johnathon Schmidt, Tiny Tim; Christopher Quinn, Teen Scrooge and Peter Cratchit; Christen Place, the maid and Caroline; Mark Reuter, Jacob Marley; Kristin Serafini, Emily; Joseph Spitale, Frederick and the Ghost of Christmas Future; Karie-Lee Sutherland, Ghost of Christmas Past and Ethyl; and Todd Tucker, Ghost of Christmas Present and Fezziwig.

Also, Gracie Adkins and Kelsey Huff play Julia Cratchit; Mandi Kingrey and Velouria Marshall, Alexandra Cratchit; Sierra Braun and Alainna Haupt, Martha Cratchit; Lily Walton and Ashley Ortel, Belinda Crachit; and David Jackson and Coleman Ott, Boy Scrooge. David Thomas and Alan Kootsher join the ensemble.

Before the performance, a buffet dinner is served.

Tickets cost $59-$75 and are available at 800-677-9505.

Staff report