A hybrid between the radio drama of yesteryear, and the audiobook of today, Charles Dickens’ classic story is brought to life by a cast of 20 actors, led by MET’s Producing Artistic Director Tad Janes as Ebenezer Scrooge, a miser of the first degree, who thinks Christmas is a “humbug,” a waste of time and money. When the spirits of Christmas Past (Gené Fouché), Present (Karen Paone), and Future come calling on Christmas Eve, Scrooge starts to see his life in a different light.

Featuring narration by veteran broadcaster and morning show host of Today's 97.5 in Martinsburg WV, Rona Mensah, and a cast of actors from previous stage productions including Jack Evans as Bob Cratchit, Lisa Burl as Mrs. Cratchit, James McGarvey as Jacob Marley and Fezziwig, Jeremy Myers as Fred and Young Scrooge, Ashley Hall as Belle, and Lucy Campbell as Tiny Tim. The Audio Experience will also feature the voices of Christmas Carol’s talented youth ensemble: Wilson Seltzer (Peter Cratchit), Kristin Profitt (Martha Cratchit), Josie Ritchie (Ella Rose Cratchit), Ysa Seltzer (Belinda Cratchit), Gabriel Bishop (Boy Scrooge), Elizabeth Mooney (Fan), Cash Ritchie (Turkey Boy), Eve Evans (the Caroler), as well as Sophie Beers-Arthur, Elizabeth Shannon, Cyra Ottinger-McKain, and Isabelle Vicari.

Through this soundscape, audiences will be transported to a time when the whole family would gather around the radio to experience the defining tale of an old miser’s redemption by three spirits. Under the direction of Julie Herber and the stage management of Devin Gaither, John Walker, composer of the original score featured in MET’s stage production, returns to record the cast for The Audio Experience. The sound effects and musical underscoring combined by Audio Mixer Callan Holderbaum set a spark to fully engage the listener and call them to realize the action in their own imagination.

CAST:

  • Tad Janes as Ebenezer Scrooge
  • Jack Evans as Bob Cratchit
  • Lucy Campbell as Tiny Tim
  • Gené Fouché as Christmas Past
  • Jeremy Myers as Fred and Young Scrooge
  • Karen Paone as Christmas Present
  • James McGarvey as Jacob Marley and Fezziwig
  • Lisa Burl as Mrs. Cratchit
  • Ashley Hall as Belle

THE CRATCHIT CHILDREN:

  • Wilson Seltzer as Peter
  • Kristin Profitt as Martha
  • Josie Ritchie as Ella Rose
  • Ysa Seltzer as Belinda
  • Gabriel Bishop as Boy Scrooge
  • Elizabeth Mooney as Fan
  • Cash Ritchie as Turkey Boy
  • Eve Evans as the Caroler

THE TEEN ENSEMBLE:

  • Sophie Beers-Arthur
  • Elizabeth Shannon
  • Cyra Ottinger-McKain
  • Isabelle Vicari

CREW:

  • Directed by Julie Herber
  • Original Musical Score created by John Walker
  • Stage Managed by Devin Gaither
  • Recording by John Walker
  • Audio Mixing by Callan Holderbaum
  • Additional audio editing by Tad Janes

Show Sponsors: Key 103, 106.9 The Eagle, The Frederick News Post

Produced in Partnership with The Weinberg Center For The Arts

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