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Howard Community College’s Arts Collective Remounts Charles Dickens’ Classic, “A Christmas Carol,” with a Magical Twist, December 6 to 16

November 19, 2012

Columbia, MD – Howard Community College’s (HCC) Arts Collective (AC) proudly continues its 18th season with Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” adapted by Doris Baizley, from December 6 to 16, 2012, in HCC's Smith Theatre. Jenny Male, coordinator of musical theatre at HCC, directs and choreographs this magical twist on the holiday staple. This marks the second time Male has directed “A Christmas Carol” for AC, having previously helmed a 2004 production which played to sold-out audiences.

Baizley's fantastical and whimsical adaptation of “A Christmas Carol” places a unique theatrical spin on Dickens' timeless classic by telling the story through the eyes of an acting troupe full of clowns, lovers, masked revelers, and acrobats. This 90-minute show unfolds into a fast-paced, tumbling Ferris wheel of music, movement and light, and is sure to be a fabulous, joyous holiday journey for the entire family!

Performances: December 6 to 16, 2012

Showtimes (2 weekends, 10 Shows): Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m.

Post-Show Discussion: Sunday, December 16

Tickets:

$15 for general admission

$12 for seniors, military and groups

$10 for all students with photo I.D.

$8 for children 10 years and under

Parental Guidance Suggested. Recommended for ages 6 and up.

This production is eligible for AC’s new season subscription packages. To purchase a season subscription package or individual tickets, contact the Box Office at 443-518-1500 or visit www.howardcc.edu/artscollective. For more information on AC, call 443-518-1922, visit their website, or email artscollective@howardcc.edu.

The Smith Theatre is located inside the Peter and Elizabeth Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center (HVPA) on the campus of HCC, located at 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway in Columbia, MD, 21044. 

The Cast:

Yury Lomakin (Stage Manager, Scrooge), Adrianne DuChateau (Prop Girl, Tiny Tim), Gavin Shown (Leading Man, Bob Cratchit), Keri Eastridge (Leading Lady, Mrs. Cratchit), Bryan Czerwinski (Young Leading Man, Fred), Jessica Welch (Belly Dancer, Ingénue, Belle), Erin Adams (Character Woman, Charitable Woman, Mrs. Fezziwig, Mrs. Fred), Ed Klein (Character Man, Mr. Fezziwig, Jake the Fence), Eddie Brence (Marley, Schoolmaster, Christmas Future), Rachel Bailey (Christmas Past), Kathryn Hamilton (Christmas Present 1),  Kyla Hammond (Christmas Present 2), Kacey Gavlin (Christmas Present 3), Daniel Johnston (Ali Baba, Mother-in-Law), Elizabeth Ung (Musician/Juggler), Lacy Hall (Ensemble)

The Creatives:

Set and Light Design: Terry Cobb
Original Set Design: Damon Pelletier

Original Music Composition and Sound Effects Design: Nischom Silverman
Sound Engineer: Dave Harton

Props Design: Ryan Michael Haase

Costume Design: Jessica Welch and Meghan O’Beirne

Mask Design: Peter Boyer
Hand Bell Director: Janelle Broderick

Illustration: Emma K. McDonnell

Assistant Director: Gavin Shown

Stage Manager: Justin Silverman

Assistant Stage Managers: Lacy Hall

About the Director and Choreographer:

Jenny Male is thrilled to be back for her 21st production with Arts Collective. Favorite AC directing and/or choreography credits include “Urinetown,” “Love Hurts,” “On Broadway,” “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum,” “Noises Off,” “A Chorus Line” and the 2004 AC production of “A Christmas Carol.” Jenny has also directed numerous musicals for the Red Branch Theatre Company, such as “Avenue Q,” “The Secret Garden,” “Urinetown,” ”The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” and last spring’s “Into the Woods,” which won Best Revival of a Musical on BroadwayWorld.com, Baltimore. She is the resident fight director for Rep Stage and has choreographed violence for “Yellowman,” “Or,” “The Temperamentals,” “T-Bone N Weasel,” “The Goat,” “Hysteria” and “Lie of the Mind.” Jenny is assistant professor of theatre at HCC and coordinates the musical theatre program. She is also a certified teacher with the Society of American Fight Directors.he Board of Trustees of Howard Community College (HCC) will hold a closed session on Wednesday, November 28, 2012, in room 400 of The Rouse Company Foundation Student Services Hall (RCF-400) to consider the acquisition of real property for a public purpose and matters directly related thereto as permitted under Section 10-508 (a3) of the Maryland Annotated Code. The closed session immediately follows a work session and regular meeting scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. 

About HCC
Howard Community College (HCC) is a publicly funded two-year community college serving the educational needs of the citizens and employers in Howard County, Maryland since 1970. With its slogan, “You Can Get There from Here,” the college has forged a variety of partnerships to offer career and transfer programs to over 30,000 students annually at its main campus in Columbia, the Ecker Business Training Center, Laurel College Center, and Mount Airy College Center for Health Care Education. Located midway between two major metropolitan areas, Washington DC and Baltimore, MD, Howard Community College is an affordable, community-based institution that has long been recognized for its ability to inspire learning, and the lifelong pursuit of personal and professional goals. Among its many awards is the prestigious U.S. Senate Productivity Award for organizational performance excellence.