StageCoach Theatre Company is proud to announce the cast for its December production of “A Christmas Carol”. This show will open on the afternoon of December 12 and run Saturdays and Sundays until December 20, plus weeknight shows December 21 – 23 at StageCoach Theatre, 20937 Ashburn Road, Suites 115 and 120, Ashburn.
“A Christmas Story”, written by Philip Grecian, is based on the motion picture “A Christmas Story” © in 1983 by Turner Entertainment Co, distributed by Warner Bros., written by Jean Shepherd, Leigh Brown, and Bob Clark; and on the book “In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash”, written by Jean Shepherd.
The show is produced by April Bridgeman and is directed by Leah Daily. Mary Ann Hall stage manages. The show will feature the acting talents of
Dean Miller as Ralph Parker
Christian Collins as Ralphie Parker
Don Myers as the Old Man
Sharon Caraballo as Mother
Karen Schlumpf as Miss Shields
Bryson Begg as Schwartz
Jaxon Keller as Flick
Tyler Kaplan as Scut Farkas
Clare Shannon as Esther Jane Alberry
Caroline Tallungan as Helen Weathers
Josiah Smothers as Randy
Ray Mauk – Ensemble
Richard Durkin – Ensemble
Humorist Jean Shepherd’s memoir of growing up in the Midwest in the 1940s follows Ralphie Parker in his quest to get a genuine Red Ryder BB gun under the tree for Christmas. Ralphie pleads his case before his mother, his teacher and even Santa Claus himself at Higbee’s Department Store. The consistent response: “You’ll shoot your eye out!” All the elements from the beloved motion picture are here, including the family’s temperamental exploding furnace; Scut Farkas, the school bully; the boys’ experiment with a wet tongue on a cold lamppost; the Little Orphan Annie decoder pin; Ralphie’s father winning a lamp shaped like a woman’s leg in a net stocking; Ralphie’s fantasy scenarios and more. A Christmas Story is destined to become a theatrical holiday perennial.
Reservations for “A Christmas Story” are highly recommended for seating purposes. All guests are required to wear masks. Reservations can be made online at https://stagecoachtc.com/a-christmas-story/ Seats cannot be guaranteed at the door. Limited seating will be available in this black box theater due to social distancing guidelines for COVID-19. Tickets are available for sale for $25/person.
“A Christmas Story” is the final main stage production for 2020 at StageCoach Theatre Company. As a small company, with its own space, StageCoach Theatre has been in a unique position to make quick decisions and take decisive action, based on the evolving science of the coronavirus. Public health and safety are the main concerns, as well as that of the actors and staff. All Virginia Safer at Home Phase 3 Protocols and CDC guidelines are followed.
Other shows currently in production at StageCoach Theatre are “Up on the Rooftop, Click, Click, BANG”, a murder mystery dinner theatre written and directed by StageCoach Theatre co-owner Terry Smith. This show will be performed using social distancing guidelines at Oatlands in Leesburg. “The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon”, will be staged at the end of January, directed by Claire Coker and Joe Campanella.
As an award-winning theatre company, StageCoach Theatre Company gives audiences a unique alternative to a typical old night on the town with its interactive murder mysteries and cabarets written by local playwrights. Our conveniently located theatre in downtown Old Ashburn is great for our team building exercises and theatre workshops; and, for the kids, special theatre shows, and after-school classes and camps for students ages 7 and up.