Ebenezer Scrooge is a miserly businessman whose bitterness has increased with age. He cares little for the needs of his fellow man, preferring to keep money in his pocket rather than coal on the fire. His employee, Bob Cratchit, endures the ongoing chill daily from both his workplace and his boss.
Faithfully, he keeps Scrooge in his prayers even through his own family is struggling to survive on the meager salary he earns. The health of Cratchit’s young son, Tiny Tim, is as poor as the family is financially, but Scrooge’s heart is unmoved and his coffers remain unopened.
Scrooge’s inhumanity becomes so intense that it stirs the spirit of his late business partner, Jacob Marley, who appears to him on Christmas Eve. Marley tells Scrooge he will be visited by three more spirits, and advises to heed the messages they bring. The ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come then appear to Scrooge in succession – reminding him of what was, pointing out what is, and showing him what will be should he continue on his present path. Not only will his life be quickly forgotten if he maintains his miserly ways, but those around him face hardships that he could have easily prevented.
Douglas E. Stark plays the role of Ebenezer Scrooge, with A.J. Morrison reprising his role as Bob Cratchit. Jeff Stockberger plays the role of Jacob Marley, and returning as Fred and his wife are Collin Poynter and Teresa Koleszar, respectively. The ghost of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come are played by Vickie Cornelius Phipps, Craig Underwood and Nathan Robbins respectively.
A Christmas Carol is directed by Eddie Curry and choreographed by Ron Morgan. Music arrangements are by Michael Hoagland, with Debbie Myers as musical director. Jill Kelly is the costume designer.
Tickets for Beef & Boards’ production of A Christmas Carol range from $25.50 to $35.50 and include Chef Odell Ward’s holiday buffet. Parking is always free. For reservations, call the box office at 317.872.9664. For details or show schedule, visit beefandboards.com.
Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre, Indiana’s only year-round professional dinner theatre,
has been serving up exceptional entertainment since 1973.
WHAT: A Christmas Carol
WHEN: Select dates Dec.3- 19, 2016
Doors open at 11 a.m.; Buffet from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Show at 1 p.m.
December: 7, 8, 11, 14, 15, 18
Doors open at 6 p.m.; Buffet from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.; Show at 8 p.m.
December: 7, 14, 21
Saturday Matinee – DECEMBER 3 ONLY
Doors open at noon; Buffet from 12:15 to 1 p.m.; Show at 1:30 p.m.
WHO: Director Eddie Curry Choreographer Ron Morgan
Musical Director Debbie Myers Costume Designer Jill Kelly
Douglas E. Stark as Ebenezer Scrooge A.J. Morrison as Bob Cratchit
Collin Poynter as Fred Vickie Cornelius Phipps as Christmas Past
Craig Underwood as Christmas Present Jeff Stockberger as Jacob Marley
Karaline Feller as Mrs. Cratchit Nathan Robbins as Christmas Yet to Come
Jenny Reber as Belle Theresa Koleszar as Fred’s wife
Michael Davis as Fezziwig Holland Barnes as Tim Cratchit
Sydney Pinchouck as Belinda Cratchit Max Gallagher as Peter Cratchit
Allyson Hankins as Martha Cratchit
WHERE: Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre
9301 Michigan Rd., Indianapolis, 46268
TICKETS: Available by calling the Box Office at 317.872.9664 between 10 a.m. & 7 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays. Tickets range from $25.50 to $35.50 and include Chef Odell Ward’s holiday buffet, fruit & salad bar, and select beverages.
WEB SITE: For more information or show schedule, visit beefandboards.com