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Renew your spirit with Valley Center Stage's Scrooge, starting next weekend

Experience holiday entertainment for the whole family with Charles Dickens’ classic Christmas ghost story, “A Christmas Carol” at Valley Center Stage, 119 North Bend Way.

This is the theater’s seventh year presenting this holiday classic. It has become a tradition in the Snoqualmie Valley, with sold-out performances throughout the show’s run each holiday season.

“I’ve had a great time, directing some of my old friends returning to reprise their roles and adding some new people to the cast this year,” said director Gary Schwartz who also performs as Scrooge.

“The show always get to me and makes me look forward to Christmas,” Schwartz said. “The message is timeless and universal. It is great family entertainment, and we expect packed audiences from the Valley and throughout the region.”

This year, a cast of more than 20 actors will guide your journey with Ebenezer Scrooge as he evolves from a holiday-hating “humbug” of a fellow to an inspired man capable of love and redemption.

In the returning cast this year is Ed Benson, Craig Ewing, Bill Stone, Sean Stone, Forrest Heintz, Hayley Prins, Sydney Prins, Becky Rappin, Leslayann Schecterson, Rene Schuchter, Robin Walbeck-Forrest, Tony Dambrava, James Kolke and Schwartz. They welcome several newcomers this year: Cameron Wolf, Rich Wiltshire, Sara Tedeschi, Natalie Brodus, Isaiah Gibson, Daniel Kolke, Janine Cook, Lauren Weaver, Greg Lucas and Tammy Blalock.

This inspiring holiday classic runs three weekends; Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Dec. 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10 and 15, 16 and 17 at 7:30 p.m. in Valley Center Stage’s charming 100-seat theater above the SingleTrack bike shop in downtown North Bend.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $12.50 for seniors and children. Purchase tickets online at For more information, call (425) 831-5667.


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