ASOC Winter Musical Melodrama
Performances Dec. 1-18
Yes, Virginia there is a Santa Claus…and an Evil Max Krooke! And you can find them both at the 5TH Annual presentation of SCROOGED IN ASTORIA at the ASOC Playhouse is coming starting this Thursday December 1st just in time to lighten up your holidays! This hysterical...fantastical... Holiday Show written by Judith P. Niland with traditional Christmas tunes and original songs by Philip Morrill is the perfect way to entertain out of town guests, the employee company party or just yourselves!
Scrooge was the second in a series of three ASOC Anchor Shows for the new Playhouse. Loosely based on the beloved timeless classic by Charles Dickens, "A Christmas Carol", SCROOGED IN ASTORIA is our melodramatic adaptation featuring SHANGHAIED IN ASTORIA characters, the penny-pinching, miserly, Max Krooke Jr., as our “Scrooge” guided by a special group of Christmas Ghosts who all come to help him learn about the renewal of spirit and how to correct the errors of his ways! Our ghosts included: The "Big" Krooke as the Ghost of Christmas Past, Miss Macie as the Ghost of Christmas “Presents” and a character new to the ASOC stage the Ghost of “What is yet to be” Scandinavian legend Saint Lucia. And to round out this magical show…FANTASTIC HOLIDAY RAFFLES and PHOTOS with Santa, Ms. Claus and his little Elves at the show!
The 2011 cast includes: Justin Germond, Bill Carr, Sandi Hilton, Joesph Maki, Kaye Shepherd, David Bennett, William Grammer, Erica Long, Cole Hilton, Kyle Gascoigne, Alex Berg, Elsa Nethercot, Gracie Ogren, Elias Enyart, Rose Driscoll, Aubrie Payne, Emma Gauman, Aly Hanson, Derick Watson, Lily Deufel, Michele Brugh, Jessica Solum, Cheryl Brugh, Connie Ciscoes, Tiffiany Simmons, Tonya Schoonmaker, Garrett Payne, Paula Fisher, Nate Bucholz, ChrisLynn Taylor, Stephanie Schoonmaker and Garrett Payne as the “Littlest Angel”.
With music direction by ChrisLynn Taylor, assistant direction Nate Bucholz, stage management Jayne Osborn, technical Jerry Howe, piano Phil Morrill, drums Zach Sandoval, costumes by Judith Niland and ChrisLynn Taylor, hair by Brenna Marlow, lights & sound Kay Beitzel, Gracie House & Erin Bucholz, house manager Tammy Payne, concessions manager Paula Fisher and resident “Bimbo” Mary Ritter and with special guests Santa (that’s Mr. Claus to you!) Rusty House and introducing our newest member of the cast “Elf in Training” Dave Bergquist.
Sponsored by HIPFISH, PURPLE COW TOYS, WOMEN’S RESOURCE CENTER & Deja Vue, CMH PEDIATRICS, WOW, OLD TOWN FRAMING COMPANY and HOLLY MCHONE JEWELRY this original holiday story is now entering it’s The 5th season of SCROOGE IN ASTORIA opens Dec 1ST and runs to the 18th Thursday through Saturday evenings at 7:30pm with the doors opening at 7:00pm with two Sunday matinee on December 11th and 18th at 2:00pm doors opening at 1:30pm all at the ASOC Playhouse at 129 West Bond Street Uniontown Astoria.
Seating is limited and reservations are recommended. Tickets are $15 to $8 with senior and child rates and are available on line or call our box office at 503-325-6104. And please give the ASOC box office a call about group rates for your Holiday Party!