Snoqualmie Valley Record


Humbug? Renew your holiday spirit with Valley Center Stage's 'Christmas Carol'

November 14, 2012 · 12:47 PM

Gary Schwartz and Ed Benson are Scrooge and Marley in a previous Valley Center Stage’s production of “A Christmas Carol.” The holiday classic returns this season. / File photo

North Bend’s Valley Center Stage presents the eighth annual Dickens classic, “A Christmas Carol,” adapted for the stage by Paul Sills.

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

“Every year the cast grows in size and everyone’s performances continue to deepen. Each year is a different experience for me both as an actor and director,” says director Gary Schwartz, who performs as Scrooge.

“The message is timeless and universal. It is great family entertainment, and we expect packed audiences from the Valley and throughout the region,” he added.

This year, a cast and crew of 29 local players 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 are Ed Benson, Craig Ewing, Bill Stone, Hayley Prins, Sydney Prins, Becky Rappin, Leslayann Schecterson, Rene Schuchter, Robin Walbeck-Forrest, Lauren Weaver, Greg Lucas, Tammy Blalock, Sara Tedeschi, Cameron Wolf, Tony Dambrava, James and Daniel Kolke and Gary Schwartz as Scrooge.

New to the cast this year are Lisa Bryant, Alex Bryant, Brydian Forrest, Cameron Weaver, Allison Fitzpatrick, Brandon Kinney, Courtney Struelens, Brianna Wedge, and Taylor Davis.

This inspiring holiday classic runs three weekends, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays starting Nov. 29 and running through Dec. 15 at 7:30 p.m. in the Valley Center Stage’s charming 100-seat theater in downtown North Bend.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $12.50 for seniors and children. You can purchase tickets online at www.valleycenterstage.org.

For more information, and group sales, call (425) 831-5667.


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