November 27 - December 24, 2003

A Christmas Carol

by Charles Dickens
Adapted for the stage by Greg Nelson and Ian Prinsloo

Director's Notes

Jesus said, "...Sell your possessions and give to the poor. Provide purses for yourselves that will not wear out, a treasure in heaven that will not be exhausted, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." Luke 12:33

In this verse Christ is imploring us to take the opportunity on earth to do things that will have an eternal difference in the lives of others. Money doesn't matter to God. People matter to God. As Scrooge weeps by his neglected gravesite, he regrets the fact that he has lived a life with no purpose. His accumulations of wealth are of no comfort to him, and he is filled with sorrow over a life that made such little difference in the lives of others.

I love this story Pastor Henry of Centre Street Church shares with his congregation. He tells the story ofa man who dies and goes to heaven. He is escorted by St. Peter past a glorious building. The man is so astonished by the building he asks, "What is that building?" St. Peter responds, "Oh, you don't want to know." The man persists. "It is so beautiful, can't we see inside?" St. Peter reluctantly takes the man inside the building, where there are millions and millions of shelves with exquisite silver boxes tied up with blue ribbons and each box has a name on it written in gold. "Do I have a box with my name on it?" the man asked. "Oh, yes" said St. Peter, "everyone has a box." St. Peter escorts the man to his box and doesn't stop the man when he opens his box and is instantly filled with heart breaking regret. For the box contains all the missed opportunities that the man was given in his lifetime to make a difference in the lives of others.

Happily, Scrooge gets a second chance to make his life count and he doesn't disappoint us. Make your life count, not with fame or money, but in little things claimed from a silver box in heaven. I believe that God literally presents daily opportunities for us to give, to  help, to be gracious, to be kind, to comfort, to encourage and to impact others and change their lives. Don't miss your opportunities, even if no one on earth is looking, your graciousness will not go unnoticed.
God Bless!

- Nikki Loach, Director

Cast & Creative Team
For A Christmas Carol

  • Renée Amber
    Miss Fezzisig, Belle, Melissa, Chorus
  • Brett Bauer
    Young Ebenezer, Peter Cratchit, Chorus
  • Natascha Girgis
    2nd Lady, Maid, Mrs. Cratchit, Chorus
  • Stephen Hair
    Ebenezer Scrooge
  • Courtney Harder
    Fanny, Martha Cratchit, Chorus
  • Tim Laws
    Fred, Ebenezer, 4th Merchant, Chorus
  • Grant Linneberg
    Marley, Baker, Christmas Future, Chorus
  • Doug McKeag
    Topper, Old Joe, Chorus
  • Brieanna Moench
    Christmas Past, 2nd Charwoman, Chorus
  • Sarah Louise Mullen
    Mary Cratchit, Chorus
  • Kevin Rothery
    Fezziwig, Christmas Present, 2nd Merchant, Chorus
  • Philip Warren Sarsons
    Bob Cratchit, Charles, 1st Merchant, Chorus
  • Elizabeth Stepkowski-Tarhan
    1st Lady, Mrs. Fezziwig, 1st Charwoman, Chorus
  • David Trimble
    Dick Wilkins Edward, 3rd Merchant, Chorus
  • Aidan Wilks
    Tom Cratchit, Boy, Chorus
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