Students perform Christmas Carol with a touch of Seuss

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 21 November 2014 at 12:00 am

ALBION – The Albion Middle School performed its fall show tonight. “A Seussified Christmas Carol” will return to the stage at noon and 7 p.m. on Saturday.

In the top photo, Connor McQuillan is Thing 1 from “The Cat In The Hat” and Kate Krieger is Thing 2. Those characters served as narraters for the musical.

Abbyneezer Scrooge (Molly Wadhams) confronts her clerk Bob Cratchitt (Evan Allen), who takes a brief break from work to warm his hands.

The show highlights the story by Charles Dickens with a Dr. Seuss flavor. That results in a lot of rhyming. The Albion production is directed by Carrie Kozody.

A caroler (Hannah VanEpps) is rebuffed by Scrooge when the caroler stops by the shop to spread some Christmas cheer.

Sophia Zambito plays the Ghost of Christmas Past and leads Scrooge to see scenes from when she was a girl and a young woman.

April Henchen is the Ghost of Christmas Present. She shows Scrooge how her lack of generosity and fairness creates a hardship for many people in her life.

The pirates include, from left: Arella Ives, Kate Krieger and Sophia Zambito.