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Holiday Season at MCCC's Kelsey Theatre Opens with Live Radio Play "A Christmas Carol" Dec. 2-4

11/3/11


West Windsor, N.J. - The holiday season kicks off in Victorian England at Mercer County Community's Kelsey Theatre. Actors from The James Tolin Memorial Fund present Anthony Palermo's adaptation of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol," on Friday, Dec. 2 at 8 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 3 at 2 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 4 at 2:00 p.m. The show will be performed as a live radio play circa 1940. Kelsey Theatre is located on MCCC's West Windsor campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road.

According to director Brian A. Bara, this special production recreates radio storytelling of the 1940s at its best - complete with a live Foley sound effects crew - just as a studio audience would have experienced it. All actors will take on multiple roles. The cast includes Bara, along with Matty Daley of Toms River, Damian Gaeta of Hamilton, Kathy Garofano of Morrisville, Pa., Michael Lovett of Old Bridge, Sean McGrath of Churchville, Pa., Madeline Patrick of Ewing, and Janet Quarterone of Flemington.

In rehearsal for "A Christmas Carol" are, from left, Mike Lovett, Damian Gaeta (narrartor), Kathy Garofana, Sean McGrath (as Scrooge) and Janet Quarterone.

 

 

This Dickens classic tells the tale of the one and only Ebenezer Scrooge - the most famous miser of them all. Scrooge, who believes Christmas is "humbug," has a change of heart after being visited by four spirits on Christmas Eve. Also coming to life in this family-friendly production are Marley, Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim, Fezziwig and the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future.

Tickets are $16 for adults, $14 for senior citizens, and $12 for children and students. Tickets may be purchased by calling the Kelsey Box Office at 609-570-3333 or online here.

Kelsey Theatre is wheelchair accessible. Free parking is available next to the theater. For more information about The James Tolin Memorial Fund, click here or search "James Tolin Memorial Fund" on YouTube. Partial proceeds benefit The Trevor Project.

For a complete listing of adult and children's events for the 2011-12 season, visit the Kelsey website or call the box office for a brochure.

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