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Gaslight Theatre presents

A Seussified Christmas Carol

 
By Peter Bloedel
Directed by Carmen Ball
 

Generously Produced by the Enid News & Eagle

On behalf of the United Way of Enid and Northwest Oklahoma

And Security National Bank

 

Produced by special arrangement with Playscripts Inc. (www.playscripts.com)

A Seussified Christmas Carol is not affiliated, endorsed, or sponsored by Dr. Seuss Enterprises

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There will be one 15 minute intermission.

 

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Cast

Xander Singleton
The Scrooge
Mazee Bookout
Thing 1
Lily Loughman
Thing 2
Venson Fields
Bob Crachitt
Brendon Arnold
Bedhead Fred, School Master
Katie Baca
Mrs. Fred
Frank Baker
Jacob Marley
La’anie Ortiz
Ghost of Christmas Past
Ren Arnold
Ghost of Christmas Present
Baylor Thedford
Ghost of Christmas Future
James Harvey
Kid Scrooge
Amelia Lewis
Young Fan
Cooper McKee
Young Ebeneezer
Sisaly Elise
Belle
Aldan Throckmorton
Belle’s husband
Jacob Hassler
Solicitor
Ashley McConnell
Solicitor, Maid
Bonnie Throckmorton
Mrs. Cratchit
William Holloway
Timmie Lou Hoo Cratchit
Eli Corderman
Cat in the Hat
Riley Caruthers
Ensemble
Jaye Bauman
Ensemble
Sam Coleman
Ensemble
Nora Ezzell
Ensemble
Lindy Pitts
Ensemble
Denise Ritchie
Ensemble

Creative Team

Carmen Ball

Director

Lori Coleman

Assistant Director

Ren Arnold

Costumes & Make-up

Ashley McConnell

Costumes & Make-up

Nathan Sundvall

Lights & Sound

Roger Betz

Lights & Sound and Set Construction

Cast

Set Construction, costuming, props, and make-up

Meet the Company

Xander Singleton

The Scrooge
Xander Singleton is giddy with joy to be back on stage! He would like to thank his wife, Chelsey, for putting up with his Grinchy shenanigans. He was last seen on stage in 2017’s To Kill A Mockingbird.
Xander Singleton

Mazee Bookout

Thing 1
Mazee Bookout is jubilant to be a part of this show. She is honored to be the Thing 1 to her best friend Lily's Thing 2. She would like to thank her cast and crew for putting up with her and Lily as they act a fool on stage and sometimes fall off it!
Mazee Bookout

Lily Loughman

Thing 2
Lily Lougman, has been in many plays here at the Gaslight. She loves her role her and is excited to be in more plays and productions.
Lily Loughman

Venson Fields

Bob Crachitt
Venson Fields has appeared in many Gaslight Theatre plays and musicals since his return to the theatre, with his latest appearance as The Favorite Son in “Green Day’s: American Idiot”. He is a HUGE Charles Dickens fan and anytime something Scrooge-related pops up on his radar he will want to be a part of it. “How can you NOT love ‘A Christmas Carol’, as it is the ultimate expression of regret and redemption.”
Venson Fields

Brendon Arnold

Bedhead Fred, School Master
Brendon Arnold is honored to be making his debut appearance at Gaslight. This has been a fantastic creative outlet, and he is extremely grateful for the opportunity to join his sister Ren on the stage.
Brendon Arnold

Katie Baca

Mrs. Fred
Katie Baca is pleased to be performing in her second show at Gaslight. She was last seen in her debut Gaslight production "Puss in Boots," as Penelope Purr. In her free time, Katie enjoys spending time with her children, playing Dungeons and Dragons, and writing.

Frank Baker

Jacob Marley
Frank Baker is tickled to be tackling Jacob Marley for the 3rd time. He directed Exit Laughing last season & is the President-Elect for Gaslight Theatre. "Our Christmas shows are always a delight!"
Frank Baker

La’anie Ortiz

Ghost of Christmas Past
La’anie Ortiz is absolutely thrilled to be participating in this amazing show! You may have seen her as Lennox in the previous production of "Macbeth!" She has had such a fun time with everyone in the cast, backstage, and the directors! This show is gleefully weird and wonderful!!
La’anie Ortiz

Ren Arnold

Ghost of Christmas Present
Ren Arnold was last seen on stage as Olive the Ogre in "Puss in Boots" and as Trinculo in Shakespeare's "The Tempest." She has been a part of Gaslight for 3 years now and is exceedingly excited to be sharing the stage with her brother, Brendon, as it's his first Gaslight production.
Ren Arnold

Baylor Thedford

Ghost of Christmas Future
Baylor participated in the 6th grade play at Waller last year. And now is very excited for his debut role at the Gaslight Theatre as Sven the Ghost of Christmas Future.
Baylor Thedford

James Harvey

Kid Scrooge
James Harvey is a 6th grader at Waller. He participates in Drama Camp every year, most recently playing The Chef in "The Little Mermaid." His other recent roles have been Tiny Tim in "Scrooge" and playing along side his older sister as Michael in "Mary Poppins."
James Harvey

Amelia Lewis

Young Fan
Amelia is a 6th grader at Waller. She enjoyed Gaslight Drama Camps so much, she couldn’t wait for her first main stage performance in "Seussified!!" She also loves to Apprentice at Leonardo’s, sing in various choirs, and has started competing in middle school drama competitions. At three years old, she proclaimed she was “born for the stage!”
Amelia Lewis

Cooper McKee

Young Ebeneezer
Cooper McKee is a sophomore at Enid High School. He participates in three choirs, Cross Country, and FCA. After this show he will be appearing in "The Little Mermaid" as Prince Eric. Some of his interests include volunteering at his church, playing golf with his friends, and spending time with his family. He would like to thank Carmen and Lori for giving him the chance to be in this amazing show.
Cooper McKee

Sisaly Elise

Belle
Sisaly Elise is very zamped to be in this year’s Christmas Show! She has been doing this odd theatre thing for four years now and it doesn’t get weirder than this show! You may have last seen her in "Macbeth" or maybe even in the Panhandle as she played Mrs. Mayor in "Seussical The Musical!" You’ll next see Sisaly play the most palest person in "Alice and Wonderland" as she plays the White Queen.
Sisaly Elise

Aldan Throckmorton

Belle’s husband
“Honey!!!!” Aldan Throckmorton is enjoying his first show with Gaslight. Since his move to Oklahoma last year, he has performed in HOPE production of "Three Musketeers" as Cardinal Richelieu and Club Theatre's "This Just In From Bethlehem" as Anchor Abidan. This is Aldan’s first role as a husband, and he says, "99 children named Ned is enough!"
Aldan Throckmorton

Jacob Hassler

Solicitor
Jacob Hassler is extremely excited to be a part of this show! He has been in Gaslight productions for seven years now! He is very proud to be a part of this amazing cast and crew!
Jacob Hassler

Ashley McConnell

Solicitor, Maid
Ashley McConnell had been a part of the Gaslight family for three years. She was last seen on stage as one of the Wyrd sisters in Shakespearean’s "Macbeth." "A Seussified Christmas Carol" was the first Gaslight show she ever saw and she is so excited to be a part of this version!
Ashley McConnell

Bonnie Throckmorton

Mrs. Cratchit
“Oh the places you will go!” Bonnie Throckmorton is thrilled to be in her first Gaslight Show since her move to Oklahoma. Bonnie has acted in plays from Vancouver WA, to Coeur D’ Alene Idaho. Her last role was The Stepmother in "Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella." “God Bless Us, Everyone!”
Bonnie Throckmorton

William Holloway

Timmie Lou Hoo Cratchit
William Holloway is excited to be making his Gaslight debut! This may be his first show with Gaslight but he is no stranger to the stage. William has been dancing for seven years and he is beginning his 2nd year as a part of the competition dance team for Kara McIntyre Dance Company. He has had a great time being a part of this Gaslight production and looks forward to doing more in the future.
William Holloway

Eli Corderman

Cat in the Hat
Eli Corderman is a 7th grader at Epic Charter School. He attended one drama camp after 5th grade and fell in love with theater. He’s been in a few teen shows including "Mary Poppins" as part of the ensemble. He’s enjoyed being part of Seussified and is learning a lot!
Eli Corderman

Riley Caruthers

Ensemble
Riley Caruthers is a 6th grader at Chisholm. She's been acting in Gaslight shows since she played Rafiki #5 in the "Lion King" (drama camp) as a six-year-old. She's excited to be in her first Gaslight Christmas show.
Riley Caruthers

Jaye Bauman

Ensemble
Jaye Bauman is a 6th grader at Chisholm Middle School. She enjoys the theater, drama, softball, volleyball, band, and choir. And in her downtime, she loves going to the lake. She works hard and plays hard too!
Jaye Bauman

Sam Coleman

Ensemble
Sam Coleman

Nora Ezzell

Ensemble
Nora Ezzell is a sixth grader at Longfellow Middle School. She participate in many different activities at school. She’s also in the choir at First Presbyterian Church. She loves acting and was last seen in Shakespeare in the Park.
Nora Ezzell

Lindy Pitts

Ensemble
Lindy Pitts is in 6th grade and she really loves to be on stage. This is her 3rd Gaslight Christmas show, she is a drama camp alumni and she was last seen playing Jane Banks in "Mary Poppins." Lindy has enjoyed joining Gaslight teens and in her spare time she loves to sing and cook for her family.
Lindy Pitts

Denise Ritchie

Ensemble
Denise Ritchie has been a part of the Gaslight Theatre for about two years. She was previously in "Julius Caesar", "The Pillowman" and "War of The Worlds: Panic Broadcast." She is still learning and eager to learn more. She excited to be a part of this production and looking forward in working in more.
Denise Ritchie

Carmen Ball

Director
There is hardly a story with more universal appeal than the one Charles Dickens penned in 1843 with its themes of redemption and generosity. The greeting “Merry Christmas” was popularized following the appearance of the story and the name “Scrooge” and the exclamation “Bah! Humbug!” first entered the English language. It has been argued, however, that the book’s singular achievement is the powerful influence it exerts upon its readers. According to historians, today’s observance of Christmas is largely the result of a Victorian revival of the holiday spearheaded by A CHRISTMAS CAROL. Dickens influenced many aspects of Christmas that are celebrated today, such as family gatherings, seasonal food & drink, dancing, games and a festive generosity of spirit. Dickens’ A CHRISTMAS CAROL remains popular. It has never been out of print and has been adapted to film, stage, opera and other media multiple times. Today we bring you one of its many adaptions, and in the Spirit of the Season, we wish you a “Merry Christmas.” Carmen Ball
Carmen Ball

Lori Coleman

Assistant Director
Lori Coleman is assistant directing for the first time, and learning so much about the skill and herself! She was recently seen in The Scottish Play as Banquo (and his Ghost). Thanks to Carmen for the opportunity and experience, and to the cast for a whole lot of fun.
Lori Coleman

Ren Arnold

Costumes & Make-up
Ren Arnold

Ashley McConnell

Costumes & Make-up
Ashley McConnell

Nathan Sundvall

Lights & Sound

Roger Betz

Lights & Sound and Set Construction

Cast

Set Construction, costuming, props, and make-up
Each member of the cast assisted with costuming, props, make-up, and set construction. Community theatre is truly a team effort!

Donors

Special Thanks to our producers! 

 

  • Security National Bank
  • Enid News & Eagle

             on behalf of

         The United Way of Enid and Northwest Oklahoma

  • Oklahoma Arts Council
  • National Endowment for the Arts

 

Additional Thanks to 

Autry Technology Center's Culinary Department and Chef Ryan Simpson, Chef Kelly Holder, and their students for the intermission munchies on opening night.

Notes from the Director

There is hardly a story with more universal appeal than the one Charles Dickens penned in 1843 with its themes of redemption and generosity.  The greeting “Merry Christmas” was popularized following the appearance of the story and the name “Scrooge” and the exclamation “Bah! Humbug!” first entered the English language.  It has been argued, however, that the book’s singular achievement is the powerful influence it exerts upon its readers.  According to historians, today’s observance of Christmas is largely the result of a Victorian revival of the holiday spearheaded by A CHRISTMAS CAROL.  Dickens influenced many aspects of Christmas that are celebrated today, such as family gatherings, seasonal food & drink, dancing, games and a festive generosity of spirit.

Dickens’ A CHRISTMAS CAROL remains popular.  It has never been out of print and has been adapted to film, stage, opera and other media multiple times.  Today we bring you one of its many adaptions, and in the Spirit of the Season, we wish you a “Merry Christmas.”  Carmen Ball

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