A Christmas Carol: A Cultural Heirloom

By Charles Dickens, adapted by p. m. strain

Directed by Patrick M. Strain

Dickens "A Christmas Carol" told simply and elegantly, lightly seasoned with beautiful carols. This stage adaptation, written for the Zona Gale Young People's Theatre in 2007, frames the story at a family Christmas gathering...but not just any family...these are the descendants of the Cratchits. Presented with simple theatrical conventions and with fidelity to the original story, this version is sure to be loved by both Dickens aficionados and a new generation.
This year, the show is presented in collaboration with the Portage High School, and will be presented at the Portage High School auditorium.

Produced by Zona Gale Young People's Theater at Portage High School Auditorium, 301 E. Collins St., Portage, WI

Performances: December 4-6, 2009

Performance Times: Dec 4/5 - 7:30pm; Dec. 6 - 2:00pm

Ticket Prices: Adults - $10 in advance/$12 at the door. Students - $6 in advance/$5 at the door.

Call 608-742-5655 for reservations or more information.

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Auditions will be held on the following days:


Production Interviews and Audition Dates and Times:
September 21 or 22
Portage High School Choir Room

5:00 - 6:00 pm; Production Interviews on a first come, first served basis.
6:00 - 7:00 pm; Elementary School students (A PARENT/GUARDIAN NEED ALSO BE PRESENT)
7:00 - 9:00 pm (end time estimated); Junior High through Adults

30 second - 1 minute monologues will be heard from anyone who had prepared one, then we will do a variety of exercises and readings from the script.

6:00 - 7:00 pm in the band room. If you are both a singer/musician AND you would like to audition as an actor as well, please begin with music auditions, then come to the acting auditions.