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Beef & Boards Presents Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol through Dec. 22

by Patricia Rettig
December 6, 2017
Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre
9301 N. Michigan Road
Indianapolis, IN 46268
317-872-9664
A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens’ timeless classic about redemption against all odds, is now on stage at Beef & Boards stage through Dec. 22. This one-hour production features traditional carols and is on stage for a limited number of performances.

Ebenezer Scrooge is a miserly businessman whose bitterness has increased with age. He cares little for the needs of his fellow man, preferring to keep money in his pocket rather than coal on the fire. His employee, Bob Cratchit, faithfully endures the ongoing chill from both his workplace and his boss.

Faithfully, he keeps Scrooge in his prayers even through his own family is struggling to survive on the meager salary he earns. The health of Cratchit’s young son, Tiny Tim, is as poor as the family is financially, but Scrooge’s heart is unmoved and his coffers remain unopened.

Scrooge’s inhumanity becomes so intense that it stirs the spirit of his late business partner, Jacob Marley, who appears to him on Christmas Eve. Marley tells Scrooge he will be visited by three more spirits, and advises to heed the messages they bring. The ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come then appear to Scrooge in succession – reminding him of what was, pointing out what is, and showing him what will be should he continue on his present path. Not only will his life be quickly forgotten if he maintains his miserly ways, but those around him face hardships that he could have easily prevented.

Jeff Stockberger plays the role of Ebenezer Scrooge, with Logan Moore as Bob Cratchit and Joshua LK Patterson as Jacob Marley. Collin Poynter returns as Fred. Vandi Enzor plays the role of Mrs. Cratchit. The ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come are played by Vickie Cornelius Phipps, Craig Underwood and Jon Rose respectively.

A Christmas Carol is directed by Eddie Curry and choreographed by Ron Morgan. Music arrangements are by Michael Hoagland, with Debbie Myers as musical director.

Tickets for Beef & Boards’ production of A Christmas Carol range from $26.50 to $36.50 and include Chef Odell Ward’s holiday buffet. Parking is always free. For reservations, call the box office at 317.872.9664. For details or show schedule, visit beefandboards.com.

Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre, Indiana’s only year-round professional dinner theatre, has been serving up exceptional entertainment since 1973.

FACT SHEET

WHAT: A Christmas Carol 23rd Year

WHEN: Select dates Dec.2- 22, 2017

Weekday Matinees
Doors open at 11 a.m.; Buffet from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Show at 1 p.m.
December: 5, 8, 11, 12, 15, 22

Monday Evenings
Doors open at 6 p.m.; Buffet from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.; Show at 8 p.m.
December: 4, 11, 18

Saturday Matinee – DECEMBER 2 ONLY
Doors open at noon; Buffet from 12:15 to 1 p.m.; Show at 1:30 p.m.
December: 2



WHO:

Director - Eddie Curry Choreographer - Ron Morgan
Musical Director - Debbie Myers Costume Designer - Jill Kelly Howe

Starring:

Jeff Stockberger as Ebenezer Scrooge Logan Moore as Bob Cratchit
Collin Poynter as Fred Vickie Cornelius Phipps as Christmas Past
Craig Underwood as Christmas Present Jon Rose as Christmas Yet to Come
Joshua LK Patterson as Jacob Marley Vandi Enzor as Mrs. Cratchit
Jenny Reber as Belle Theresa Koleszar as Fred’s wife
Michael Davis as Fezziwig Ashton Curry as Tim Cratchit
Mary Kate Tanselle as Belinda Cratchit Aiden Shurr as Peter Cratchit
Emily Hollowell as Martha Cratchit

WHERE: Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre
9301 Michigan Rd., Indianapolis, 46268

TICKETS: Available by calling the Box Office at 317.872.9664 between 10 a.m. & 7 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays. Tickets range from $25.50 to $35.50 and include Chef Odell Ward’s holiday buffet, fruit & salad bar, and select beverages.

WEB SITE: For more information or show schedule, visit beefandboards.com
The ghost of his business partner Jacob Marley (Joshua L.K. Patterson), left, visits Ebenezer Scrooge (Jeff Stockberger) on the night of Christmas Eve in Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre’s one-hour production of 'A Christmas Carol'.

The ghost of his business partner Jacob Marley (Joshua L.K. Patterson), left, visits Ebenezer Scrooge (Jeff Stockberger) on the night of Christmas Eve in Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre’s one-hour production of "A Christmas Carol".

Photo © & courtesy of Patricia Rettig


Ebenezer Scrooge (Jeff Stockberger), left, lifts Tiny Tim (Ashton Curry) in Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre’s one-hour production of 'A Christmas Carol'.

Ebenezer Scrooge (Jeff Stockberger), left, lifts Tiny Tim (Ashton Curry) in Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre’s one-hour production of "A Christmas Carol".

Photo © & courtesy of Patricia Rettig


Ebenezer Scrooge (Jeff Stockberger), left, lifts Tiny Tim (Ashton Curry) in Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre’s one-hour production of 'A Christmas Carol'.

Ebenezer Scrooge (Jeff Stockberger), left, lifts Tiny Tim (Ashton Curry) in Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre’s one-hour production of "A Christmas Carol".

Photo © & courtesy of Patricia Rettig

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