Published November 7, 2018 | By Adrienne Proctor
The holiday season is soon to be upon us! This time of year, we hold onto traditions and make new memories. The timeless Charles Dickens story A Christmas Carol is a subtly profound tale that’s been done by everyone from Patrick Stewart to The Muppets. Taking a seat at the table of memorable versions is Lyric Theatre of OKC in its eighth production of the show.
Dirk Lumbard returns for his third year as Scrooge. Charlie Monnot is Bob Cratchit, Thomas E. Cunningham is Jacob Marley/Mr. Fezziwig/Old Joe, Mateja Govich is the Ghost of Christmas Present and Susan Riley is the solicitor. Matthew Alvin Brown is Topper, Lexi Windsor is Belle, Jennifer Teel is Mrs. Fred and Brenda Williams is Mrs. Dilber. The cast includes Andi Dema as Fred/Young Scrooge, Natalya Fisher as the Ghost of Christmas Past and Kizzie Ledbetter as Mrs. Cratchit.
There are two rotating children’s casts. The Holly Cast includes Camille Matlock as Martha, Seth McConnell as Tiny Tim, Braden Henson as Peter, Eleanor Harris as Belinda/School Girl, Serena Feng as Fan/School Girl, Colton Anderson as Turkey Boy/Boy Scrooge and Myles Currin-Moore as School Boy. The Ivy Cast stars Emily Trnka as Martha, Taylor Grigsby as Tiny Tim, Nate Peterson as Peter/Boy Scrooge, Erin Thompson as Belinda/School Girl, Emma I.X. Wells as Fan/School Girl, Zenon Hendrix as Turkey Boy/School Boy, and Ainsley Manners as School Girl.
Choreography is by Ashley Wells, music direction by Brian T. Hamilton, lighting design by Weston Wilkerson, set design by Kimberly Powers, costume design by Jeffrey Meek, sound design by Brad Poarch and props design by Courtney Strong.
Start a new Christmas pastime this year with your family at Lyric’s production of this classic Christmas tale! Lyric Theatre’s A Christmas Carol is presented by Devon Energy and runs November 23 – December 24th at the Lyric Plaza Theatre, 1725 NW 16th St, OKC OK. The Plaza District is a lovely place for an evening at the theatre. For tickets, visit lyrictheatreokc.com or call the box office at 405-524-9312. Don’t be a Scrooge!