November 8 - December 22
Original Musical Arrangements by Travis Smith
Adapted to the Stage by Jeremy Littlejohn
One of the Greatest Stories Ever Told Finds a New Home at Myers Dinner Theatre!
Myers Dinner Theatre’s Holiday production will be the classic Charles Dickens tale, A Christmas Carol featuring traditional Christmas music. First published in 1834, the story tells of sour and stingy Ebenezer Scrooge’s ideological, ethical, and emotional transformation after the supernatural visitations of Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come. Featuring a book by MDT Artistic Director Jeremy Littlejohn and traditional Christmas Carols arranged by Travis Smith, A Christmas Carol Musical’s tale of love, redemption and the true meaning of Christmas is sure to leave Myers Dinner Theatre patrons with a smile on their face and a song in their heart!
Like many in my generation, I was introduced to A Christmas Carol by means of various cartoons of the 1970’s. Reruns of Mr. Magoo’s Christmas Carol, The Flintstones, Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids, etc. As I got a little older, my family and I would gather together around the one television set we owned, to watch the classic 1938 movie version starring Reginald Owen. From the 1901 silent film called Scrooge, or, Marley’s Ghost to the present, more than two dozen films and countless stage adaptations have been seen by over a billion people. If there is one word to describe Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol it is, redemption. Scrooge’s transformation is a reminder to us all of the importance of joy, giving, and a thankful heart. As Dickens himself penned: “I have endeavoured in this Ghostly little Book, to raise the Ghost of an idea, which shall not put my readers out of humour with themselves, with each other, with the season or with me. Ay it haunt their houses pleasantly, and no one wish to lay it.”
Matthew C. Scott
Narrator: Natalie Sibille
Ebenezer Scrooge: Charles Burr
Bob Cratchit: Martin Flowers
Fred: Tyler Hanes
Charity Gentlemen: Cody Davis & Bill Rubenstein
Mr. Hopkins: Mahlon Nevitt
Jacob Marley: Jacob Ault
Ghost of Christmas Past: Allison Podolsky
Fan: Jovie Simpkins
Ebenezer at 13: Hannah Estes
Ebenezer at 18: Christopher Michael Milligan
Dick Wilkins: Tyler Hanes
Fezziwig: Bill Rubenstein
Mrs. Fezziwig: Mary Taylor
Belle: Lauren Morgan
Ghost of Christmas Present: Cody Davis
Mrs. Cratchit: Julie Simpkins
Belinda Cratchit: Jovie Simpkins
Martha Cratchit: Hannah Estes
Peter Cratchit: Christopher Michael Milligan
Tiny Tim: Asher Simpkins
Emma: Allison Huber
Party Guests: Lauren Morgan, Allison Podolsky, & Bill Rubenstein
Ghost of Christmas Future: Jacob Ault
Gravediggers: Tyler Hanes & Mahlon Nevitt
Cockney Women: Allison Huber & Mary Taylor
Boy: Jayna Simpkins
Executive Producer: Donna Myers
Artistic Director: Jeremy Littlejohn
Director / Choreographer: Matthew C. Scptt
Music Director: Heidi Ferris
Production Stage Manager: Sydney Runion
Technical Director: Gary Michael
Costume Designer: Donna Myers
Lighting Designer: Jeremy Littlejohn
Master Carpenter: Ted DeVore
Properties Master: Sydney Runion
Box Office Manager: Bill Rubenstein
Kitchen Manager: Rob Rynard
Bookkeeper: Tom Bess
Carol of the Bells ...Street Carolers
Scene 1 Scrooge's Office; Christmas Eve
Ding Dong, Merrily on High ...Company
Carol of the Bells (Reprise) ...Street Carolers
God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen ...Company
Scene 2 Scrooge's Home; Later that Evening
Scene 3 Scrooge's Boarding School; the Past
Sing We Now of Christmas ...Fan & Ebenezer at 13
Scene 4 Fezziwig's Bank; the Past
Good King Wenceslas ...Company
Deck the Halls ...Company
*There will be one fifteen minute intermission
Scene 1 Scrooge's Bedroom; Just Before Two O'Clock
Silent Night / Carol of the Bells (Reprise) ...Company
Fum, Fum, Fum ...Ghost of Christmas Present
Scene 2 The Home of Bob Cratchit; the Present
Angels We Have Heard on High ...Belinda, Peter & Mrs. Cratchit
Away in a Manger ...Tiny Tim & the Cra
Scene 3 The Home of Scrooge's Nephew; the Present
Joy to the World / Carol of the Bells (Reprise) ...Fred, Emma & Party Guests
Scene 4 A Graveyard; the Not Too Distant Future
Scene 5 A Street in London; Christmas Day
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing ...Company
Scene 6 The Home of Bob Cratchit; Later that Day
I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day ...Scrooge & Company
Bows / We Wish You a Merry Christmas ...Company
is 28 years old, and was born and raised in Rossville, IL. This is his third production with the lovely Indiana natives, and he is very much looking forward to it! He has been performing for 11 years, appearing in numerous shows with the DACC Players, including You Can’t Take it With You and Funny Girl. His favorite show was portraying Steve in August: Osage County with Darkhorse Entertainment.
directed Nana’s Naughty Knickers for Myers Dinner Theatre in 2018. This next summer he celebrates 30 years as the Artistic Director of the Tibbits Summer Theatre in Coldwater, Michigan. He most recently directed Next to Normal and is writing a new dance drama for Young Michigan Dances.
a Colorado native, Cody is delighted to return to MDT after performing in The Unsinkable Molly Brown and She Loves Me last season. Cody has worked as an actor for eight years, loves what he does, and has been seen on stages across the country as well as in a statewide “Subway,” commercial campaign, “Chicago P.D.” and “Chicago Med.” Cody studied Theatre Performance, Music Education, and is certified as a dog trainer.
would like to welcome you to Myers Dinner Theatre for our production of A Christmas Carol Musical. Hannah is originally from Hillsboro, and is currently a Senior at Fountain Central High School, where she has been seen as the March Hare in Alice in Wonderland and Happy Loman in Death of a Salesman. Estes has been very active at MDT over the years, and enjoyed running sound for our 2017 production of Million Dollar Quartet.
is from Edwardsburg, Michigan where she lives with her husband, and darling daughter. Ms. Ferris has a degree in Vocal Performance from Bethel College, and has abundant experience in shows both on and off stage. Currently Heidi is a full time voice teacher, church musician, and Mom. In her spare time she loves to knit, write, putter, and watch documentaries. Special thanks to Tucker for his hard work and dedication to the family, to Revel, for the light she brings to it all.
is excited to be back on the Myers Dinner Theatre stage! He was most recently seen at MDT in Meet Me in St. Louis as John Truitt, Murder at Café Noir as Anthony Cairo, and The Hunchback of Notre Dame as Lt. Frederic Charlus. He grew up in Nappanee, Indiana, and attended Goshen College, where he studied Theater and Music. He has worked at professional theaters throughout the state, including several roles at the Round Barn Theatre. He currently resides in Brooklyn, NY. Favorite credits include Christopher Wren in The Mousetrap, Brutus in Julius Caesar, and himself in The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged. In his free time, Martin enjoys playing piano and guitar, exercising, and eating spicy food. Martin wants to thank his family for supporting him as he follows his career dreams!
is so excited to return to MDT after appearing as Benjamin in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat earlier this season! He is originally from Youngstown, Ohio and now lives in New York City. Some of his favorite theatre credits include Mary Sunshine in Chicago and Roger DeBris in The Producers. He would like to take a moment to thank his family for all of their love and support.
is a New York City based actor originally from Salt Lake City, Utah. She has a BFA in Musical Theater from the University of Memphis. Some of her favorite past roles include Belle in Beauty and the Beast, Kim MacAfee in Bye, Bye Birdie, Florence Vassy in Chess and Ado Annie in Oklahoma! She wants to thank the team at Myers Dinner Theatre for this opportunity, Rachel Black for the encouragement, and her family for the never-ending faith and love.
is hot off the International Tour of The Wizard of Oz as the Scarecrow! He served as the universal swing for the 2018-2019 US Tour of Oz. Favorite credits include Swing!, Jesus Christ Superstar, La Cage aux Folles, Zelda and Joseph…to name a few. Much love and gratitude to his parents, family and friends for the love and support. Proud graduate of Mary Mount Manhattan College. Instagram: @christophermichaelmilligan
is a born and raised New Yorker currently residing in NYC. She is thrilled to be back on the Myers Dinner Theatre stage having previously been seen as Sophie in Mamma Mia! and in Murder at Cafe Noir. Favorite roles include Jo March (Little Women the musical), Hilda Miller (Plain and Fancy)and Woman 2 (I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change). She has also been a featured vocalist in concerts at Feinstein’s 54 Below, Don’t Tell Mama and The Metropolitan Room. When not performing Lauren loves to attempt to play guitar, exercise and go on adventures. Keep supporting the arts, folks! www.laurenmorgan.net IG/Twitter: @less_is_morgan
is excited to make his return to the MDT stage after a three year hiatus. He was last seen in the 2015 productions of Oklahoma!(Andrew Carnes/Assistant Director), Annie Get Your Gun (Sitting Bull), and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (Toy Maker). Mahlon also dabbles as a standup comedian. Sit back, relax, and enjoy A Christmas Carol!
is a graduate of George Mason University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance. Her favorite credits include Kiss Me Kate, Dog Sees God (Tricia) and the International Tour of The Wizard of Oz. The biggest thanks to Myers, Mom, Dad & Lauren! @allisonpodolsky
is the proud father of Bryon and Angela, and the even prouder grandfather of Joshua, Madison, Bailey, Bella and Finley. Bill has been seen in over 25 shows on the MDT stage, including Mamma Mia! earlier this season. He is excited to get back to work! He praises Jesus for all that he has, and hope you will be blessed by this show.
is originally from Orbisonia, PA and is happy to be making his MDT directorial debut, after appearing here as Sipos in She Loves Me and Ira in Steeple People. Matthew has worked as a professional Actor / Director for 23 years! Some of his favorite directing credits include Run For Your Wife at Cornwell’s Dinner Theatre, Forever Plaid at the Grace Theatre, and Pump Boys and Dinettes, Plain and Fancy and Miracle on 34th Street at the Round Barn Theatre.
is an actress from South Louisiana where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Theatre Performance from Louisiana State University. You may remember her from our 2017 season, where she was seen in All Shook Up (Lorraine), Sisters of Swing (Patty Andrews), Million Dollar Quartet (Dyane) and Sister Act (Mary Robert). Other favorite credits include Jekyll and Hyde: The Musical (Lucy), Beauty and the Beast (Belle), You Can’t Take it With You (Alice), Anything Goes (Hope Harcourt) and Legally Blonde the Musical (Vivienne). Thanks to everyone at MDT for welcoming her back!
This is Asher's stage debut! Asher's activities include violin, LEGOs, riding his bike, and drawing. Asher is a homeschooled 1st grader from Waynetown, IN. His favorite Bible verse is 2 Timothy 3:16. Happy Holidays! Enjoy the Show!
is a homeschooled 3rd grader who is happy to return to the MDT stage after Meet Me in St. Louis (Tootie). She lives in Waynetown, Indiana. Jayna recently started playing the violin. She loves to ride her bike, play on the kids' Bible app, watch Netflix, and talk to Grandma on the phone.
is excited to return to the MDT stage! Her previous MDT involvement includes Meet Me in St. Louis (Agnes), Annie Get Your Gun (Little Jake), Oklahoma! (Kate), Annie (Molly), and Mistletoe Lodge Reunion (Jovie). She is a homeschooled 7th grader who loves Jesus and her family. Miss Jovie's favorite activities include art, violin, ballet, and riding her bike. Her favorite Bible verse is Acts 16:31. Merry Christmas!
Some of her MDT involvement includes Meet Me in St. Louis (Mrs. Smith), Sisters of Swing (Maxine), Annie Get Your Gun (Annie Oakley), Oklahoma! (Ado Annie), and Annie (Lily St. Regis). Originally from Crown Point, Indiana Julie calls Waynetown home with her faithfully supportive husband and their four amazing children. Julie teaches violin, general music, drama, music theory, and speech in the local home school community. She is so grateful for God's constant provision.
is thrilled to be back at Myers Dinner Theatre for her favorite time of year. Previously, Mary was seen as Brielle in Twilight Bowl at the Goodman Theatre, Uncle Fester in The Addams Family at The Vanity Theatre, and in All Shook Up here at MDT. Represented by Stewart Talent in Chicago, Mary hopes you enjoy the show!
Served Family Style
*Featuring homemade croutons & an original creation salad dressing of Donna's.
*One of several items on our Menu that we are known for.
*A recipe developed by Richard Myers.
*One of several items on our Menu that we are known for.
*Included with the price of the buffet.
Hot Fudge, Chocolate, Strawberry & Chocolate/Peanut Butter
Crème Brûlée, Turtle & Caramel Brownie Bite
Salad Dressing & Broccoli Salad
Everyone has different dietary needs, but we want all to be able to enjoy a great show and a delicious meal. If you have dietary restrictions or food allergies, please contact us in advance and our kitchen will happily make accommodations for you.