A Christmas Carol 2011 – Iowa State University Theatre Production

adapted by Jane Cox from the novel by Charles Dickens

“Oh, blind man, not to see that any person working kindly can achieve great good, but that no regret can make amends for life’s opportunities missed.”

Scrooge as a young boy endured a very lonely childhood which leads him to shut away his feelings and build security through the accumulation of great wealth. In one magical night three ghosts visit him to teach him the lessons of what is more important than money. After viewing the past, the present, and the future, the choice is up to Scrooge as to whether it is ever too late to change.

December 2, 3, 9, and 10 at 7:30 p.m.; December 4 at 1 p.m. and December 11 at 2 p.m.

Fisher Theater – Ames

Adults $16, seniors $14, students $8. Single tickets go on sale September 1 and are available through the Stephens Box Office in Ames or any TicketMaster.

The Cast

Scrooge – Mark Klooster

Narrator #1 – Paul Pint
Narrator #2 – Kim Paul
Narrator #3 – Dakota Schrock
Narrator #4 – Vicky Stafford

Marley – Jeff White
Ghost of Christmas Past – Madison Jerde
Ghost of Christmas Present – Charlie Ziemann
Ignorance – Ben Teske
Want – Matilda Hogan
Ghost of Christmas Future – Kevin Corbett

People of London
Mrs. Hazlitt – Bri Baltes
Mr. Hazlitt – Rubén Lebrón
Man Who Owes Money – Brandon Windus
His Wife – Emily Misak
Belle’s Husband – Michael Still
Belle’s Daughter – Evy Nelson
Boy Who Sings in the Street – Noah Brinkmeyer
Daughter of Husband/Wife Who Owe Money – Amyra Faisal-Ford

Scrooge’s School Days
Scrooge as a Boy – Max Nelson
Fan, His Sister – Sara Carlson
Simon Wilkenson – Jeff Blevins
Edward Jones – Ben Teske

The Fezziwig’s Christmas Party
Mr. Fezziwig – Joseph Alan Smith
Mrs. Fezziwig – Alyson Boes
Christina Fezziwig – Danielle Levings
Her Suitor – Edward Bartow
Arabella Fezziwig – Calli Sandahl
Her Suitor – Zachary Eskrich
Lucinda Fezziwig – Lauren Dentler
Her Suitor – Brent LeBlanc
Ebenezer as a Young Man – Mitchell Nieland
Belle – Samantha Stearns
Dick Wilkins – Taylor Sklenar
Mabel – Allison Hoffman
Little Girl from Next Door – Emma Beauchamp
Little Boy from Next Door – Jack Blevins

The Cratchit’s
Bob Cratchit – Ethan Day
Mrs. Cratchit – Julia Ferrell
Martha Cratchit – Ashley Wiser
Belinda Cratchit – Ella Mueller
Peter Cratchit – Jeff Blevins
Paul Cratchit – Jack Blevins
Tiny Tim – Carter Pilcher

Fred, Mrs. Fred, and Their Christmas Party
Fred – Cameron Johnson
Mrs. Fred – Annie Feenstra
Topper – Zack Hackbarth
Alice – Christina Holaday
Philip – Brian Kennedy
Jean – Katie Olsen
James – Jim Cahill
Louise – Alex Smith

First Woman – Paige Harris
Second Woman – Amber Fitzsimmons
Man – Seth Bacon
Joe – Taylor Diles

Creative Team

Director – Jane Cox
Scenic Designer – Rob Sunderman
Costume Designer – Doris Nash
Lighting Designer – Jim Trenberth
Stage Manager – Kiah Kayser
Assistant Stage Manager – Kiersten Naberhaus
Props Master – Liz Rankin
Wardrobe – Elizabeth Bevilacqua, Brianna Hudson
Stagehands – Seth Bacon, Brittny Rebhuhn, Heather Kae Smith, Josh Ster, Carolyn Susa
Light Board – Madison Welterlen
Scenic Artists – Michael Brandt, Kiah Kayser, Rob Sunderman, Sea Sunderman
Photography – Patrick Gouran, Dan Neubauer
Poster Design – Mary Bendgen
Program Design – Liese VanderBroek
Costume Shop Supervisor – Doris Nash
Costume Shop Assistants – Linsey Heister, Amanda Jorgensen, Madeleine Kobus, Amy Lempia, Emma Rose Miles, Emily Morley, Samantha Silver, Anna Ward
Technical Director – Derek Hisek
Scene Shop Assistants – Janie Anderson, Michael Brandt, Taylor Clemens, Zachary Eskrich, Amber Fitzsimmons, Dan Fynaardt, Kiah Kayser, Austin Kopsa, Matt Meldrem, Kiersten Naberhaus, Liz Rankin, Josh Ster, Emily Visser, Madison Welterlen, Charles Ziemann
Secretary – Liese VanderBroek
Publicity Assistant – Corinne Oertel
House Manager – Casey Buenzow
Box Office Supervisors – Brad Dell, Zachary Eskrich, Amber Fitzsimmons, Kiah Kayser, Jim Trenberth


Publicity photos by Patrick Gouran

Production photos by Dan Neubauer

Poster by Mary Bendgen

Read about it in Inside Iowa State!