ORANGE CITY – Remember Bob Cratchit, Ebenezer Scrooge and Scrooge’s nephew Fred?
Cratchit: But sir, Christmas is a time for giving… a time to be with one’s family.
Scrooge: I say, Bah humbug!
Fred: I don’t care! I say, Merry Christmas. Merry Christmas!
Cratchit: [clapping] Well said, Master Fred!
Scrooge: Cratchit, what are you doing?
Cratchit: [stops clapping] I was just trying to keep my hands warm, sir.
The Charles Dickens classic is coming to life in Orange City, as a live radio show.
The SchoolHouse Company, in conjunction with the Orange City Arts Council, is presenting “A Christmas Carol: A Live Radio Play” in the Orange City Town Hall December 8-10 and 15-17 at 7:30 p.m.
The SchoolHouse Company brought “It’s a Wonderful Life” to the stage in December 2010, another radio drama. And who can argue with success?
This year’s cast includes John Brogan as Ebenezer Scrooge, plus Meghan Aardsma, Jack Bonnecroy, Linda Dykstra and Lois Estell. And yes, like last year, there will be live music, thanks to Dykstra, and sound effects, courtesy of Brendan Foughty and Michael Kuiken. Greg Haverdink is in charge of lights and sound.
Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students and seniors, and may be reserved by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, check www.orangecityarts.net or email OCArts@orangecityiowa.com.
The SchoolHouse Company has presented theatre and theatre classes in Orange City and Sioux Center for the past 3-1/2 years.
“A Christmas Carol” will be aired at 8 p.m. on Christmas Eve, December 24, on KIWA Radio of Sheldon, 105.3 FM and 1550 AM.