Ebenezer Scrooge and Charles Dickens’ rich cast of characters will come alive on stage starting at 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 14, in The Grand’s musical adaptation of “A Christmas Carol.” GRAPHIC ILLUSTRATION BY EMMA HENRY

Grand’s musical “A Christmas Carol” to light up Ellsworth



ELLSWORTH — The Grand continues its fine tradition of community theater with a production of a musical adaptation of Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” with original songs at 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Dec. 14-15, 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21, and at 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 22.

“Marley was dead.” With those chilling words, one of the greatest pieces of holiday literature begins. The Grand’s “A Musical Christmas Carol,” though, injects music and takes all ages on a moving and entertaining journey through the Dickens classic, bringing alive the story’s beloved characters with some twists!

Sponsored by Seaboard Federal Credit Union, the musical’s cast includes Grand veteran performers and newcomers: Jim Pendergist, Abby Foster, John Hamer, Ashley Terwilliger, Amelia Ashmore, Victoria Foster, Jonah Uphouse, Bronwyn Wachter, Evangeline Meister, Mary Miller, Nora Schroeder, Sam Foster, Bill Foster, Blane Shaw, Muneer Hasham, Mark Chandler, Nicole Cardano, Jarod Smith, Kelly McKenney, Anna Hanson, Savannah Hasham, Heather Brenner-Simpson, Ben Chandler, Monica Cease, Rachel Kohrman Ramos, Harper Turner, Noelle Hanson, Savanna Corson, Brooke Downing, Walter Foster, Ben McKenney, Hunter Shorey, Qohl Hanson, Bailey Clayton, Elora Terwilliger, Zoey Hamer, Mabel Minner-Eastman, Isla Uphouse, Rein Hanson, Gavin Uphouse, Lauren Billings, Brady Kelly, Nicholas Hansen, Sarah Domareki and Rose Kazmierczak.

Tickets for reserved seating cost $20 for adults/seniors, $18 for Grand members and $10 for students (17 and under). To reserve seats, call 667-9500 or visit www.grandonline.org.