Saturday, December 10, 2011

WCSU theatre arts department

Western Connecticut State University will stage Charles Dickens’ classic holiday tale, “A Christmas Carol,” at 3 and 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10, and 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011, in the Berkshire Theatre in Berkshire Hall on the WCSU Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Tickets will be $10 for adults and $7 for children.

The crew features faculty members Sal Trapani and Pam McDaniel as producers, Erik Tonner as director, Frank Herbert as technical director, and Liz Popiel as set designer. Student crew members include: Shannon Stowe, of Monroe, as assistant producer; Cassey Miko, of Stratford, as assistant director; Suzi Immarigeon, of New Fairfield, as production stage manager; Matt Terzigni, of Watertown, as assistant stage manager; Kayla Fontanez-La-Selle, of Peekskill, N.Y., as choreographer; Lisa Rene Jordan, of Brooklyn, N.Y., as costume designer; Melanie Leff, of Cortland Manor, N.Y., as lighting designer; Erika Flynn, of Darien, as musical director; Ty McCombe, of Vernon, as musical director; Zak Klvana, of Sherman, as sound designer; and Brianne Sassone, of Paramus, N.J., as hair and make-up designer.

Tonner’s adaption of the Christmas classic is magical, insightful and filled with heart. The song-filled performance reawakens the true spirit of the holidays, with a spooky and inspiring portrayal of redemption.

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