December 10, 2019 photos courtesy of Barrie Smith Photography
The Company Theatre’s sold out signature production of Charles Dicken’s classic “A Christmas Carol” has returned to the stage continuing a beloved 30-year South Shore tradition. This year more than a dozen actors from Hingham are performing in the show including many students.
Hingham performers (pictured above courtesy of Barrie Smith Photography) include: Sarah Dewey, Tim Bevens (8th grade HMS), Annie Daly (6th grade HMS), Sydney Steele (6th grade HMS), Samantha LeBretton (7th grade HMS), Ellie Boles (10th grade HHS), Ben Cavallo-Smith (7th grade HMS), Zoe Bradford (director and founder of the theatre), Dave Daly (and in front) Collin Daly (Kindergarten South Elementary), Brynn Hsu (4th grade Foster Elementary), Owen Price (8th grade St. Pauls), and Matt O’Connor (8th grade HMS).
The unforgettable story follows the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge on Christmas Eve as three spirits whisk him away on a journey through holiday memories of his past and glimpses into his future. In one haunted evening, Scrooge sees the error of his ways and repents just in time for a glorious Christmas morning.
Hingham Students in the show! (Back) Sydney Steele, Ellie Boles, Owen Price, Annie Daly, Collin Daly, and Brynn Hsu (Middle) Ben Cavallo-Smith, Tim Bevens (Front) Samantha LeBretton, Matt O’Connor; photo by Barrie Smith Photography
The Company Theatre brings this tale of redemption to life with its trademark talented cast, charming storybook sets, ghostly special effects, and beautiful music. Just like Dickens’ novella, The Company Theatre’s rendition continues to bring this timeless tale to new audiences year after year. The must-see show is directed by Zoe Bradford and Jordie Saucerman, choreographed by Sally Ashton Forrest, with music direction by Steve Bass.
The cast of "A Christmas Carol" on the magical set; photo by Barrie Smith Photography
“The production of “A Christmas Carol” goes far beyond just entertainment,” said Bradford. “The story is a holiday staple deeply connected to a lifetime’s worth of nostalgia for many families across the globe. We take our portrayal of Scrooge’s transformation seriously and hope to transport theatre-goers to Dickens’ village for a one-of-a-kind Christmas experience.”
Dave Daly with his daughter and son (Annie and Collin); photo by Barrie Smith Photography
“A Christmas Carol” opened on Friday, November 29, and runs through Sunday, December 22. This year’s popular holiday show is sold out but keep an eye on Pinboard in case any coveted seats become available!