A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol
Based on the novel by Charles Dickens, adapted by Crispin Whittell
Directed by Kristen Keim

Fridays and Saturdays, December 5, 6, 12, 13, 19 and 20 at 8:00 p.m.
Sundays, December 7, 14 and 21 at 2:00 p.m.

The Heights Players is proud to welcome in the holiday season with an all new version of the Charles Dickens' classic A Christmas Carol written by Crispin Whittell. From the Guthrie Theater in Minnesota comes the beloved story of the old and miserable Ebenezer Scrooge. With the help from four friendly yet haunting ghosts, we see his journey to find the love and Christmas spirit that he has long forgotten. This dark, but child-friendly adaption includes classic Christmas Carols that we all know and love, as well as an original song composed by Musical Director Matthew Martin. This is a holiday treat that should not be missed!

The cast is lead by Heights veteran Ray Wagner as the miserly Scrooge. Other Heights veterans in the cast include David Mackler as the kind hearted Bob Cratchit, Billy Wood as The Ghost of Jacob Marley, Christoper Vivolo as the Ghost of Christmas Present, Alex Amarosa as Old Fezziwig/Fred, Valerie O’Hara as Scrooge's maid Merriweather, Jill Lewis Kelly as Mrs. Cratchit, Andrea Bernardo as Belinda Cratchit, and Alyson Fuchs as Belle. The cast also includes many new faces to the Heights Players stage including Chelsea Krause as The Ghost of Christmas Past, Mariana Weaver as Tiny Tim, Caitlin Carhoun as Martha Cratchit, Cody Jordan as Dick Wilkins/Peter Cratchit, Daniel Blanda as Young Scrooge, and Malary Harris as Kitty. The ensemble is rounded out by veterans Adrian Miranda, Ivis Fundichely, Amanda Mendez, Juliet Grochowski, Sally Rogers, James Rogers, and newbies Chet Grey, Carol Serrano, Isabella Prince, Meghan Hindmarsh, Mitchell Salmon, and Talia Paltus.

The production team is lead by Heights veteran Kristen Keim, directing her second mainstage production for the Heights Players. Serving on her production team are Musical Director Matthew Martin, Production Coordinator Alex Amarosa, Stage Manager Leo C. Contrino, and Assistant to the Director Amanda Mendez. Costumes are designed by our board Vice President Tom Tyler, lighting design is by Leo J. Contrino, and sound is being designed by Steven Jacobs. Rounding out the production team, and making it a family affair, are Paul Keim designing the sets, with assistance from Gary VanderPutten and Billy Wood, and Debbie Keim taking care of the props, with Jan VanderPutten providing assistance and advice.

Join us in December to welcome in this festive season with the story of Ebenezer Scrooge and the true meaning of the holidays. Performances are December 5, 6, 12, 13, 19 and 20 at 8:00 p.m.; and December 7, 14 and 21 at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $20 and $18 for seniors and for those under 18. Reservations can be made by calling (718) 237-2752 or by clicking here (24-hour notice for online reservations, please).