FTC holiday musical readies for stage


Ticket sales to public to begin on Monday

  • FTC holiday musical readies for stage
    FTC holiday musical readies for stage

Ticket sales for the Fredericksburg Theater Company’s 2019 holiday musical, “A Christmas Carol: A Live Radio Play,” open to the public on Monday, Dec. 2.

The production opens Friday, Dec. 13, and will feature six performances through Dec. 22 at the Steve W. Shepherd Theater, 1668 U.S. 87 South.


Tickets go on sale to the public Monday, Dec. 2, at 9 a.m.

Performances are Dec. 13-22, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m.

Admission is $29 for adults and $12 for children 17 and under.

Box office hours beginning Nov. 25 are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Tickets can be purchased online at www.fredericksburgtheater.org or by calling the box office at 888-669-7114.

Cast, crew

Cast in the production are Pierre Minjauw as Freddie Filmore, Justin Elliot as Jake Laurents, Heidi Melton as Sally Appleworth, Faith Kasukonis as Lana Sherwood, Daniel Melton as Harry (Jazzbo) Heywood, Amy Taylor as Trixie Devine, Barry Sikes as Willy Kurtz, Hailey Knudsen as Molly Sweet and Jorja Hahn as Polly Sweet.

“A Christmas Carol: A Live Radio Play” will be directed by FTC Executive Director Steve Reily.

The show will be performed with a live orchestra, conducted by Marty Lenard, with musical direction by September Van der Stoel and choreography by Heidi Melton.

FTC Technical Director Addison Powers will serve as scenic designer and FTC Shop Foreman Luke Cummings will serve as lighting designer.

The production will be stage managed by Priscilla Castañeda and the team of Jolene Keefer and Nita Regester will design the costumes.

The show

Charles Dickens’ holiday classic comes to life as a live 1940s radio broadcast, complete with holiday tunes, vintage commercials for fruitcake (extra-fancy), the magic of live sound effects and musical underscoring, Reily said.

A handful of actors bring dozens of characters to the stage, as the familiar story unfolds: Three ghosts take Ebenezer Scrooge on a thrilling journey to teach him the true meaning of Christmas.

“A Christmas Carol: A Live Radio Play” is a charming take on a family favorite that was written and produced by the same team responsible for FTC’s hit holiday production of 2016, “It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play,” Reily explained.