(SPRING LAKE, NJ) -- The Spring Lake Community House and Theatre will bring Scrooge alive for the 39th year with performances on December 2, 3, 4, 5; 10, 11, 12; 17, 18, and 19; 2021. Scrooge is the most beloved Christmas tradition at the Spring Lake Community House. Based on the classic Charles Dickens novel, “A Christmas Carol”, Scrooge tells the story of the crotchety old miser Ebenezer Scrooge, who makes life miserable for everyone around him.
On Christmas night, he is visited by his former business partner, Marley, who sends three spirits to make Scrooge change his ways. Will Scrooge discover his humanity before it’s too late?
Generations of families have been a part of this wonderful, cherished musical at the Spring Lake Theatre Company. Some have been performing joyfully year after year. Others have made Scrooge their family tradition. It wouldn't be Christmas without Scrooge. If you have never experienced the Community House at Christmastime, you are in for a special treat. It’s never too late to start a new tradition, but tickets are selling fast, so don’t wait too long.
Tickets can be purchased in person or by calling the Box Office Monday through Saturday 12:00pm to 3:00pm or online at www.springlaketheatre.com. Performances take place at the Spring Lake Community House, located at 300 Madison Avenue in Spring Lake, New Jersey.
Reid Henderson is returning to direct Scrooge for the fifth year, with Mark Megill providing musical direction, and with choreography by Christine Baglivio. The show is produced by Pat Barry.
The cast will include plenty of familiar faces to those who have made Scrooge part of their Christmas tradition. Many are returning to roles they have played for years, others who have also been part of Scrooge in the past are taking on new roles, and some are joining for the very first time.
Derek Hulse returns in the title role of Ebenezer Scrooge, with Pat Murphy and Steve Bartlow splitting the role as his former partner, Marley. Doug Moore, another staple of the Spring Lake Theatre, returns to his role as Christmas Present, and he is joined by Everly Coleman as Christmas Past and Mike Caggiano as Christmas Future.
The extensive cast features Steve Baglivio, who reprises his role as Tom Jenkins for the 30th year, leading the cast in the iconic “Thank You Very Much”.
Sean Mclaughlin is taking over as Bob Cratchit, Scrooge’s overworked assistant, and Colleen Hulse returns as Mrs. Ethel Cratchit. Tiny Tim is played by Eva Viola and Olivia Kutcher will be playing Kathy Cratchit. Scrooge’s nephew, Frederick, will be played by Thomas Vice.
In Scrooge’s past, we see Joseph Walker and Kaitlyn Fromhold as Young Ebby and Young Fan. Older Ebby and Fan will be played by Chase Auch and Kelly Reynolds respectively. Laurett Gannon returns to the role of Mrs. Fezziwig alongside Claude Schmincke as Mr. Fezziwig, assuring a jolly December the 25th. They are joined by Donny Nikola as Young Scrooge and Anastasia Konczyk as Isabel, with Jake Levinore playing Dick Wilkins.
To ensure the safety of all our patrons, employees, and performers, the Spring Lake Community House and Theatre is implementing the following requirements for anyone attending a performance as of Sunday, November 14th, 2021.
1. All patrons older than age 12 will be required to present their physical vaccination record or documentation contained within the Docket smartphone app. Some form of identification (driver’s license, passport, school I.D., work I.D., etc.) must be presented
2. If unvaccinated, patrons must present identification along with proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test performed by a medical provider within 72 hours of the performance start time. The test results must clearly show the date and time of the test. Any PCR test done by a medical provider is acceptable.
3. All patrons age under 12 are not required to present test results but must remain masked during all events.
Masks are required for all patrons.