'Mr. Scrooge' to hit Ogdensburg stage Dec. 21 and 22
The cast and crew of the upcoming production of “Mr. Scrooge.” Front, Ryan C. McNally of Ogdensburg; Second row: Delia Payne, Connow Grenier, Evelyn Davis, Jackson Durprey, and Gabriella Ott, all of Ogdensburg; third row: Hannah Gardner, Eliana Dwyer, Hope Trudell-Bell, Rozalyn Dwyer, all of Ogdensburg, and Logan Carr of Lisbon; fourth row: Angela Conzone Dwyer and Jenna Pratt, both of Ogdensburg, Jocelyn Lazaro of Lisbon, Meriam Skamperle and Graci Chase, both of Ogdensburg; fifth row: Cadence Payne and Christopher Dwyer, both of Ogdensburg, Krista Kelly of Rensselaer Falls, Karen Fischbeck of Heuvelton, Ava Rutherford of Waddington, and R. O'Donnell of Ogdensburg; sixth row: Angelina Schembry of Lisbon, Stephen Chambers of Ogdensburg, Heron Hetzler of Potsdam, Brandon Bogart of Ogdensburg, and Peyton Brown of Massena. Photo submitted by Pat Trudell.
OGDENSBURG -- St. John’s Conservatory Theater (SJCT), now in their fifth season, have cast their annual musical comedy adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic “A Christmas Carol” titled “Mr. Scrooge.”
Performances are Friday, Dec. 21 and 22 at 7 p.m. with a matinee Dec. 21 at 2 p.m. at the OFA George Hall Auditorium.Richard O’Donnell of Ogdensburg returns as the cantankerous Ebenezer Scrooge while Angela Conzone Dwyer of Ogdensburg pulls double duty playing both Thelma Plum (Ghost of Been There Done That) and Matilda Pift (Ghost of Christmas Presents).
Stephen Chambers of Ogdensburg also returns as Jacob Marley’s Ghost, Brandon Bogart of Ogdensburg as Mr. Fezziwig, Gerard Powers of Ogdensburg as both Fred Bartley and Young Scrooge, Christopher Dwyer of Ogdensburg as Bob Cratchit, and Cadence Payne of Ogdensburg as the head of the Street Urchins Nipper.
Mr. Scrooge also stars Delia Payne of Ogdensburg as Tiny Tina, Ava Rutherford of Waddington as Belle Fezziwig (Scrooge’s long-lost love interest) and Martha Cratchit, Angelina Schembry of Lisbon as Mrs. Fezziwig, Peyton Brown of Massena as Emily Cratchit and Street Urchin Cager, and Gabriella Ott of Ogdensburg as Bella Cratchit and Dustbin.
The other Street Urchins will be portrayed by Evelyn Davis of Ogdensburg as Scraps, Jackson Duprey of Ogdensburg as Rusty, and Connor Grenier of Ogdensburg as Bucket.
The Christmas Carolers feature Krista Kelly of Rensselaer Falls as Mrs. McGhee, Gerard Power as Mr. Tinsel, Ava Rutherford as Mrs. Tinsel, Hope Trudell-Bell of Ogdensburg as Hope Tinsel and Sugarplum Fairy, Rozalyn Dwye of Ogdensburg as Plum Tinsel and Sugarplum Fairy, Eliana Dwyer of Ogdensburg as Star Tinsel and Sugarplum Fairy, Angelina Schembry as Mrs. Sparkles, Brandon Bogart as Mr. Sparkles, Graci Chasas of Ogdensburg Lizzy Sparkles, Meriam Skamperl of Ogdensburg as Ethel Sparkles, Jenna Pratt of Ogdensburg as Bessy Sparkles, Jocelyn Lazaro of Ogdensburg as Florence Sparkles, and Logan Carr of Ogdensburg as Penelope Sparkles.
Mr. Scrooge creative staff includes writer, composer, and director O’Donnell, musical director and choreographer Angela Conzone Dwyer, production Coordinator and technical director Christopher Dwyer, musical and vocal arranger Ryan C. McNally of Syracuse, set and prop designer Stephen Chambers, executive costumer Karen Fischbeck of Heuvelton, and senior costumer Heron Hetzler of Potsdam, senior costume assistant Hannah Gardner, and sound designer Chris Millar of Watertown.
St. John’s Conservatory Theater is a non-profit company of actors, artisans, and artists.
A percentage of all SJCT proceeds go to help charitable causes such as St. John’s Food Pantry.
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