Dickens classic coming back to Frederick

December 12, 2018 by  

Maryland Ensemble Theatre (MET) will be celebrating the holiday season with its 25th anniversary production of Charles Dickens’ ‘A Christmas Carol’, according to an article in Broadway World.

Dickens published A Christmas Carol in 1843, and the story of miser Ebenezer Scrooge and his encounter with the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future has been a favorite ever since. The story is inherently theatrical, something Dickens himself acknowledged by doing public readings 127 times. Since then, his tale has been adapted for stage, screen, and television. Organizers of events like this can use poster printing to create colorful posters to advertise the show.

Julie Herber, who is directing the upcoming production, has a long history with this show. The MET will be performing the Theatricks’ version of the story; Herber co-founded Theatricks. Frederick Community College was the site of the first production of this version, which then moved to The Fun Company, which is the family-friendly theater of the MET, and was also started by Herber.

The artistic director of the MET, Tad Janes, returns to play Scrooge for the sixteenth year. He will be joined by veterans Jeremy Myers, James McGarvey, Jack Evans, Bill Stitely, Ashley Hall, and Gené Fouché, along with Jennifer Pagano.

The show will be performed at 7:30 pm this Friday and Saturday, December 14 and 15, and at 2:00 pm on Saturday and Sunday, December 15 and 16. All performances are at the Weinberg Center for the Arts on West Patrick Street.