Photo Flash: First Look at Geva Theatre Center's A CHRISTMAS CAROL

On November 22, a beloved Rochester tradition returned to Geva Theatre Center on the Wilson Stage. The Key Bank Production of A Christmas Carol, Dickens' classic tale of redemption for the most despised man in London, will awaken your heart and rekindle your spirit this holiday season. This production of A Christmas Carol premiered to great acclaim in 2010 and features a script adapted by Mark Cuddy from Charles Dickens' novella with music and lyrics by Gregg Coffin, composer of Geva favorites, Five Course Love and Convenience. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!

Geva is delighted to welcome Steve Hendrickson as Ebenezer Scrooge. Mr. Hendrickson made his Geva Theatre Center debut in 1985 as 'Fred' in the very first production of A Christmas Carol. He has appeared at theatres across the country include the Folger, Chicago and Orlando Shakespeare Theatres, Yale Repertory, the Guthrie, the Old Globe Theatre, and many others. Garfield Hammonds makes his Geva debut as the Ghost of Jacob Marley. Mr. Hammonds has appeared in the Broadway productions of Motown the Musical and the national tour of Kiss Me, Kate.

Geva's production of A Christmas Carol is not only a Rochester tradition; it has also become a traditional holiday return to Rochester for many members of the cast. Tony nominee Joel Blum (Broadway's Steel Pier, Show Boat, The Music Man and 42nd Street) returns as Mr. Fezziwig and The Ghost of Christmas Present. Also returning are Jamie LaVerdiere (Broadway productions of The Producers, The Pirate Queen and Motown the Musical) as Bob Cratchit; Robert Adelman Hancock (national tour of Mamma Mia!) as Scrooge's nephew, Fred; Tess Deflyer as Belle, Scrooge's long-lost love, and Jean McCormick as Mrs. Cratchit and Mrs. Fezziwig. Local actors Silas Holtz, Jessica Murphy, Aram Peers, Tricia Plinzke, Benjamin Reiner, Lacey Jo Sloat, Brian Sousis, Nicky Sudyn, Adam Urbanic and Nicholas Winger; and local, young actors Tanner Antinora, Samuel Beck, Aprell Davis, Katiclaire Dobbins, Tommy Duffy, Alden Duserick, Clara Gillespie, Milo Gillespie, Rianna LaVerdiere, Allie Mueller, Erin Mueller, Ella Padilla, Emma Grace Wade, Danielle Walker, Clara West, and Lucas West complete the cast.

A Christmas Carol is adapted and directed by Mark Cuddy and features music and lyrics composed by Gregg Coffin with choreography by Meggins Kelley and musical direction by Don Kot. The design team includes Adam Koch (scenic designer), Devon Painter (costume designer), Paul Hackenmueller (lighting designer), Lindsay Jones (sound designer) and Dan Scully (projection designer).

For tickets and more information, visit www.gevatheatre.org.

Photo Credit: Goat Factory Media Entertainment

Photo Flash: First Look at Geva Theatre Center's A CHRISTMAS CAROL
Steve Hendrickson as Ebenezer Scrooge

Photo Flash: First Look at Geva Theatre Center's A CHRISTMAS CAROL
Jamie LaVerdiere, Robert Adelman Hancock and Steve Hendrickson

Photo Flash: First Look at Geva Theatre Center's A CHRISTMAS CAROL
Garfield Hammonds as Jacob Marley

Photo Flash: First Look at Geva Theatre Center's A CHRISTMAS CAROL
Jean McCormick and Joel Blum and the cast of Geva Theatre Center's A CHRISTMAS CAROL

Photo Flash: First Look at Geva Theatre Center's A CHRISTMAS CAROL
Erin Mueller as the Ghost of Christmas Past and Steve Hendrickson as Scrooge

Photo Flash: First Look at Geva Theatre Center's A CHRISTMAS CAROL
Robert Adelman Hancock, Steve Hendrickson and Tess Deflyer

Photo Flash: First Look at Geva Theatre Center's A CHRISTMAS CAROL
Joel Blum as The Ghost of Christmas Present

Photo Flash: First Look at Geva Theatre Center's A CHRISTMAS CAROL
The cast of Geva Theatre Center's A CHRISTMAS CAROL

Photo Flash: First Look at Geva Theatre Center's A CHRISTMAS CAROL
Jean McCormick (Mrs. Cratchit), Jamie LaVerdiere (Bob Cratchit) and the Cratchit Family

Photo Flash: First Look at Geva Theatre Center's A CHRISTMAS CAROL
Garfield Hammonds and Jessica Murphy

Photo Flash: First Look at Geva Theatre Center's A CHRISTMAS CAROL
Steve Hendrickson as Scrooge

Photo Flash: First Look at Geva Theatre Center's A CHRISTMAS CAROL
The cast of Geva Theatre Center's A CHRISTMAS CAROL


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