A Christmas Carol


By Charles Dickens
Adapted By Doris Baizley

Directed By Karen Cross


We encounter a company of traveling players about to enact the Dickens story. As the on-stage trunk of supplies opens, actors and clowns spill out and roll on. The troupe proceeds to make their way through the tale with imagination and wonderful circus magic. As we are pulled into the life of Ebenezer Scrooge, the Christmas Spirits work their magic and warm the heart of Scrooge. A festive tale of redemption and compassion in a bold retelling, it’s a feel good classic the whole family will enjoy.

Auditions: September 17 & 18

Performances: November 23, 24, 29, 30, December 1, 6, 7, 8 @ 7:30 PM
                         November 25 and December 2 @ 2:00 PM

Season Tickets On-sale NOW!
Single Tickets On-Sale August 31, 2018


Sensory-Friendly Performance on Saturday, December 1st
RSVP Online Form and Details Below!*


Sensory Friendly Performance

Saturday December 1st @ 1-4pm


Old Town Playhouse is proud to offer another Sensory-Friendly Performance in partnership with Traverse Bay Area Intermediate School District (TBAISD). The magical, seasonal, production of Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" will be adding a very unique performance designed to create a safe and nurturing environment for individuals on the Autism spectrum and other individuals with sensory sensitivities. The performance has a fluid atmosphere, adjusted lights and sound, and trained volunteers that will be standing by to assist with any necessary accommodations.
1:00 - Theatre Open & Sensory Touch Stations in Lower Lobby
2:00 - Sensory-Friendly Performance of "A Christmas Carol" (adaptation Doris Baizley)
3:00 - Meet and Greet with Cast Members in Lower Lobby

Please make reservations for you and a guest by filling out the
RSVP Online Form (click here)
If you have any questions, please contact Michelle Perez
at or call 231-620-6443.



Cast List


Phil Callighan: Stage Manager/Scrooge
Mina Cotner: Prop Boy/Tiny Tim
Brian Dungjen: Director/Marley/Christmas Future
Patrick Cotner: Leading Man/Bob Cratchit
Julie Copiz: Leading Lady/Mrs. Cratchit
Mindy Cotner: Christmas Past/Townsperson
David Low: Young Leading Man/Fred
Kaylee Annis: Ingenue/Belle/Lily
Deborah Cormier: Troupe Actor/Charitable Woman
Kathi Ivany-Mort: Character Woman/Mrs. Fezziwig
Allison Heeren: Troupe Actor/Mother-in-law/Townsperson
Raymond Cormier: Old Jester/Mr. Fezziwig/Jake the Fence
Fer Dalio: Jester 1/Ali Baba/Christmas Present
Harold Kranick: Jester 2/Parrot/Reindeer Christmas Present
Paul Fico: Jester 3/Reindeer Christmas Present


Cindy Lyons Miller        Kat VerSnyder

Daniel Jablonski           Eldon Horner

Emily Michalski             Annika Bushbaker

Lily LaFaive                   Ava Newell

Lena VerSnyder            Chloe Witowski



Old Town Playhouse

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148 E. Eighth Street
at the corner of
Cass & East 8th St.

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620 Railroad Place
at the corner of
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