Thursday December 6, 2012

Small Pond presents ‘Christmas Carol’

MARLBOROUGH, N.H. -- Small Pond Productions presents its own musical adaptation by Jon R. O’Brien of Charles Dickens’ "A Christmas Carol," directed by Traci Booth.

The cast features Ray Mahoney as Scrooge, Bert Torsey as Marley, Kate Flower, Rich Booth and Bob Lyle as the Ghosts of Past, Present and Future, Bryan Hebert as Young Scrooge, Christy Wendlandt as Scrooge’s sister Fan, Hannah Mansson as his lost love Isabelle, Henry A. L. Parkhurst as Fezziwig, John Sansone as Bob Cratchit, Kieran Barnard as Tiny Tim and Chris McCartie as his nephew Fred.

Performances are Thursday to Saturday, Dec. 6-8 and 14 and 15 at 8 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 9 and 16, at 2 p.m., at the Community House of Marlborough, Route 101/Main Street. Tickets are $10 general and $5 for children. To reserve tickets, call 603-371-9220 or visit www.smallpondpresents.com.

Scrooge returns to Walpole Dec. 12-15

WALPOLE, N.H. -- The Walpole Players announce the fifth annual production of Charles Dickens’ classic "A Christmas Carol" in The Helen Miller Theater at the Walpole Town Hall on Wednesday through Saturday, Dec. 12-15, as its gift to the community.

The performances begin at 7 p.m., when Charles Dickens arrives to read his classic tale. In conjunction with Dickens’ reading, the Walpole Players perform 12 scenes from the story as the Ghosts of Christmases Past, Present and Future escort Scrooge through his redemption and transformation.

In the keeping of the Christmas Spirit, as learned by Ebenezer Scrooge, the performances will be held to benefit the Fall Mountain Food Shelf and Our Place Drop-In Center which have both long provided meals and needed groceries to people in Alstead, Acworth, Langdon, North Walpole, Walpole and in Vermont in Bellows Falls, Saxtons River, Westminster.

Admission is free, but tickets are required because of limited space. Tickets are available in Walpole at Real to Reel, Galloway Real Estate, Costume Ladies, Murray’s and Jake’s. In Bellows Falls, tickets may be obtained at Village Square Booksellers. In lieu of paid admission, the Walpole Players ask each person attending to make a monetary donation to the Fall Mountain Food Shelf and Our Place Drop-In Center.

For more information, call Ray Boas at 603 756-4545 or Tara Sad at 603-756-4861. Full details are at www.thewalpoleplayers.org.

Comedian brings ‘Totally Scrooged’
to Grafton

GRAFTON -- Comic actor Pickles Reese presents "Totally Scrooged," a saucy solo sendup of Dickens’ "A Christmas Carol" on Friday Dec. 14, at 7:30 p.m., at Grafton’s Town Hall Auditorium, 117 Main St.

The performance is suggested for mature audiences.

Admission is by $15 donation. Proceeds help relieve hunger in the community. For more information, call 802-843-1162.