(HADDON TOWNSHIP, NJ) -- The Ritz Theatre Co. will present its annual holiday classic Scrooge, The Musical from December 7th through December 23rd. This show is a tradition for families across our region, and is fun for all ages. Led by Producing Artistic Director Bruce A. Curless, Bruce plays the title character of Ebenezer Scrooge. This will be the twenty-third year and final year that Bruce dons the wool cap and is chased through visions of his life by three famous ghosts!
Bruce's masterful portrayal of Scrooge is filled with the perfect combination of authentic emotion and pure showmanship. As the holiday season closes this year, Bruce will have performed the role for nearly 250 performances!
"I look forward to bringing Scrooge to our audiences, and I'm grateful to all of the families who make our performances part of their annual holiday tradition," says Bruce. "I find that performing in this classic show continues to be every bit as rewarding today as it was in my very first year, I just need to wear less make-up! But for a number of reasons this will be my final year in the role, so please come out and joins us. And this year as the theatre's Holiday gift to its patrons, two of their opening weekend shows will be ‘Pay what you can,’ Opening Night on Friday, December 7 at 7:30 pm, and Sunday, December 9 at 2:00pm. $5 minimum.”
The cast includes Bruce Curless as Ebenezer Scrooge; Steve Stonis as Bob Crachit / Director; Holly Guzik as Kathy Cratchit; Emily Ferry as Elizabeth Cratchit; Jameson DeMuro as Martha Cratchit; Olivia Bee Sposa as Eleanor Cratchit; Adalyn Crow as Tiny Tim; Max Ruggles as Peter Cratchit; Olivia Bathurst as Urchin; Irelyn Wilkinson as Urchin; Lily Bunting as Urchin / Soloist; Meghan Lex as Urchin / Soloist; Dillinger Crow as Urchin / Young Ebby; Joey Liberson as Urchin / Little Fan; Beatrice Fraga as Urchin; Caroline Grexa as Urchin; Audrey Mitros as Urchin; Michael Arigot – Ensemble; and Hannah Keeley – Female Ensemble.
The production is directed by Steve Stonis.
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Performances take place: Friday, December 7 at 7:30pm*; Saturday, December 8 at 7:30pm; Sunday, December 9 at 2;00pm*; Friday, December 14 at 7:30pm; Saturday, December 15 at 2:00pm and 7:30pm; Friday, December 21 at 7:30pm; Saturday, December 22 at 7:30pm; and Sunday, December 23 at 2:00pm.
Two shows on opening weekend will be “Pay what you can,” Friday December 7 at 7:30pm, and Sunday December 9 at 2:00pm. $5.00 minimum.
The Ritz Theatre Company is located at 915 White Horse Pike in Haddon Township, New Jersey.