HCC’s Arts Collective Presents “A Christmas Carol: A Live Radio Play” Dec. 8–11
Columbia, MD – Howard Community College’s Arts Collective continues its 22nd season with “A Christmas Carol: A Live Radio Play”, adapted for the stage by Joe Landry, with music by Kevin Connors, from the novella by Charles Dickens. The production will take place December 8–11, in the Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center’s Studio Theatre.
Arts Collective (AC) brings this beloved Dickens story to life in the form of a vintage 1940’s radio broadcast complete with storytelling, live action, live sound effects, and music performed by a company of 30 actors, comprised of students, alumni, staff, faculty, and guest artists. Many of the actors will be playing different roles at each performance. Enjoy AC’s rollicking version of this holiday classic, where Scrooge takes his magical journey toward the true meaning and spirit of the season in a perennial family favorite that will leave no one saying, “Bah, humbug!”
“From day one,” says director S.G. Kramer, “I wanted to include a huge, rotating, and diverse company of actors who perform various roles each performance, provide audiences with opportunities to experience the classic journey in various ways, approach the process by creatively merging a staged reading with simple, low-budget production elements, and finally, honor the spirit of the season and the message of the play by partnering with HCC’s Food Pantry to assist HCC students in need. We can’t wait to share the magical results.”
Performances will take place at 7:30 p.m. December 8–10 and at 3 p.m. on December 11. The show will be performed in the Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center’s Studio Theatre, located at Howard Community College, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, Maryland 21044. There will be a special post-show discussion following the Sunday, December 11 performance. Parental guidance note: No one under 8 years of age will be admitted to the show.
Tickets are $15 for general admission and $10 for students, seniors, faculty, staff, and military. For tickets, visit howardcc.edu/boxoffice or call 443-518-1500. The box office will also be open 90 minutes prior to each show time and Tuesday–Friday, 12–6 p.m.
Audiences who bring items for HCC’s Food Pantry will receive a tasty intermission treat from Arts Collective. A list of HCC Food Pantry suggestions can be viewed on Arts Collective’s website.
- Doug Beatty
- Kira Bennett,
- Janelle Broderick
- Alison Buckley
- Adam Czarnecki
- Jim Hart
- Tara Hart
- Bella Horvath
- Bennett Horvath
- Steve Horvath
- Chania Hudson
- Daniel Johnston
- Gareth Kelly
- Valerie Lash
- Kathryn Marshall
- Apryl Motley
- Colin Riley
- Gavin Shown
- Christopher Sisson
- William Stanley III
- Armani Veguilla
- Sierra Young
- With Brandon Furr, Warren Harris, Westley LeRoux, Mary Liberto, and more.
View the cast for each performance on the show’s web page.
- Directed by S.G. Kramer
- Lighting Design by Andrew M. Haag, Jr.
- Set and Prop Coordination by S.G. Kramer, Emma McDonnell, Linwood Milan
- Costume Design by Shannon Maddox
- Assistant Costume Design by Daniel Johnston
- Sound Effects Design by Linwood Milan
- Live Sound Effects and A Cappella Performances by Sonorous
- Piano Accompaniment by Keith Tittermary
- Fezziwig Party Choreography by Chelsea Nicole Green
- Marketing Illustrations by Emma K. McDonnell
- Stage Management by Linwood Milan
- Assistant Stage Management by Emma K. McDonnell
Artwork by Emma K. McDonnell.About HCC’s Arts Collective
Howard Community College's critically acclaimed Arts Collective engages performers, creatives, and audiences with innovative events that ignite our collective imaginations. For over two decades, Arts Collective has served as a creative cauldron, providing expert guidance and training to new and experienced artists in bringing vibrant life to diverse works on the stage; from the newly devised to the classics and all in between. Arts Collective’s positive, collaborative, educational environment is open to everyone. Join us in creating new heights of learning and possibility. Ignite your imagination.