LOCKPORT, December 7 – The seats filled quickly with adults and children alike for Saturday nights 7:30 showing of Scrooge the Musical at the Lockport Palace Theatre.
Christopher Parada, Executive Director for the Historic Palace Theatre, gave his thoughts for the productions 16th annual release, “I’m excited. We have had very heavy teen and youth participation this year. It’s a great way for them to kick off the holidays.”
Chris also pointed to the productions relevance as a catalyst for community, “This is a true community theatre show. So, if you want to be in a show, or think: It would be fun to get up there! This is the show you should audition for.”
The cast is large this year for Scrooge, over 60 experienced and amateur thespians bouncing on and off the stage, engaging in rigorously rehearsed scenes that leave you reeling for more. In combination with breathtaking lights, startling effects, and almost one-and-a-half million dollars in recent restorations with more to come next year, the theatre itself is a vision to behold.
The main cast is as follows: Jay Zimmerman as Scrooge; Alexandra Montesano as Past Ghost; Olivia Long as Present Ghost; Brian Dick as Future Ghost; Geoff Koplas as Jacob Marley; Eric Schmidt as Bob Cratchit; Kathy Dewey as Mrs. Cratchit, and Quinn Schmidt as Tiny Tim.