Students from Zimmerman High School, Middle School and Westwood Elementary have been working hard to bring the production of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” to life.
This show is bringing together a mixture of experienced and novice performance, and many students are being asked to play multiple parts.
Leads include sophomore Josh Freeman as Ebenezar Scrooge, junior Austin Robinson as Bob Crachit, sophomore Michael Johann as Jacob Marley and sophomore Mason Decker-Scholl as Fred. The ghost of Christmas Past is played by senior Cassy Boucher, the Ghost of Christmas Present by junior Linny Briggs and the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come by freshman Hailee Peterson. Younger versions of Scrooge are played by seventh-grader Tyler Aderman and freshman Cole Carbert, and Scrooge’s one-time love is played by sophomore Lindsey Bennett. Madelyn Muckenhirn plays the part of Mrs. Crachit and third-grader Alysen Becker plays Tiny Tim.
The play’s director is Jon Palashewski and assistant director is Amy Cunningham.
There was hope that the Zimmerman Performing Arts Center would be finished in time for the opening act, but the time lines just did not match up. Instead, the students will be performing at Elk River High School’s Zabee Auditorium.
‘A Christmas Carol’
Where: Elk River High School’s Zabee Auditorium
When: 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2
7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3
2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4
Cost: $6 general admission, $4 students and seniors