Queens Theatre & Titan Theatre Company to Stage New Adaptation of A CHRISTMAS CAROL this Holiday Season

By: Nov. 10, 2014

Queens Theatre (QT) and its resident theatre company, Titan Theatre Company, join forces to present a soaring, WORLD PREMIERE adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic A CHRISTMAS CAROL adapted by Titan Literary Director Emily Trask and Titan Artistic Director Lenny Banovez. A CHRISTMAS CAROL will play a two week limited engagement at Queens Theatre (14 United Nations Avenue South, Flushing Meadows Corona Park). Performances begin Thursday, December 11 and continue through Sunday, December 21. Tickets ($30 each or 4 for $100) are available at www.queenstheatre.org.

Titan, known for its adventurous and innovative takes on classic texts, brings the timeless story of Ebenezer Scrooge alive onstage with a cast of 12 adults and 6 children. This fresh and fast paced production transports audiences to Victorian England where they journey with the iconic Ebenezer Scrooge as he is visited by three transformational spirits from his past, present, and future who change his life forever. A classic story of redemption and forgiveness, A CHRISTMAS CAROL is the perfect theatre experience for everyone this holiday season.

"I consider this show to be our gift to audiences this holiday season. It is both original and familiar - I know that the families and groups of friends who come to see it together will have a special experience," said Queens Theatre Managing Director Taryn Sacramone. "This is an extremely exciting project for Titan to be a part of," said Titan Managing Director and Producer Kevin Beebee. "We could not be more thrilled to continue to strengthen our relation with Queens Theatre, as well as the Queens community."

The production stars Broadway's Kevin Loomis* (Spider-Man Turn off the Dark, Inherit the Wind) as Ebenezer Scrooge; John Taylor Phillips* (Titan Resident Acting Company, American Players Theatre, Illinois Shakespeare, Utah Shakespeare) as Bob Cratchit; Laura Frye* (Titan Resident Acting Company, Virginia Shakespeare, Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, Teatro Franko Parenti) as Christmas Past/Mrs. Cratchit; Michael Selkirk* (Titan Resident Acting Company, Workshop Theatre, Hudson Warehouse) as Mr. Fezziwig/Christmas Present; Dylan Whitrock (Shakespeare & Company) as Fred/Young Scrooge; Andy Baldeschwiler (The Pearl, Shakespeare Theatre on NJ) as Jacob Marley; Bailey Seeker (Titan Young Company, Cherry Lane, Secret Theatre) as Belle/Emily; Shayna Schmidt (Cincinnati Playhouse, Theatre for a New City) as Fan/Martha Cratchit; Ashton Crosby; Tom Morin; Wilmari Myburgh and Andrew Mazer. The children's cast includes Layla Moon Blatz, Violet Wade, Quinn Theobald, Moore Theobald, Sohia Fiallo, and Sophie Carpa.

The Assistant Director/Choreographer is Nicholas Sotack*, Technical Direction/Scenic Design is by Jasmine Nicole. Costume design is by Becky Willet. Lighting Design is by Alan Piotrowicz. Weston Wetzel is the Sound Designer. Katie K. White is the Props Designer. The Production Managers are Annie Jacobs and Alyssa Van Gorder. Ashley Zednick* is the Production Stage Manager. Publicity is by John Capo/John Capo Public Relations and Katie Rosin/Kampfire PR.

Tickets ($30 each or 4 for $100) available online at www.queenstheatre.org or by calling the Box Office at 718-760-0064. Tickets may also be purchased in-person at the Queens Theatre Box Office, Tuesday through Friday 12pm to 6pm, and two hours before showtimes on weekends. Senior discount available.