The 9th annual production of A Christmas Carol at the Hanover Theatre has come to an end. I would’ve written sooner, but there were piles of cookies to eat with my family! ‘Tis the season to be jolly, after all. … Continue reading
We’ve had a whirlwind of rehearsals this past week. The show’s designers and crew have been spending long hours at the Hanover Theatre making sure every costume piece, sound effect, set move, light fixture and so forth is ready for our opening. As we … Continue reading
It has been a paJAMa packed week for the cast of A Christmas Carol. We kicked it off with our 5th Annual Pajama Day at rehearsal. Let me tell you, rehearsing with my Cratchit clan adorned in their pjs is just … Continue reading
The Hanover Theatre’s cast of A Christmas Carol was honored to perform a few tunes for a “full house” at Worcester’s Annual Festival of Lights this weekend. It was wonderful to see the community coming together to celebrate the magic of the season. There … Continue reading
Happy Thanksgiving everyone and welcome back to Catch-it with Mrs. Cratchit! As we prepare to start rehearsals Tuesday for the 9th annual production of A Christmas Carol at the Hanover theatre, I thought I’d take a moment to reintroduce you … Continue reading
At the Hanover Theatre, “A Christmas Carol” 2015 has come to a rich end, truly. Throughout our 12 performances we performed for more than 19,000 people- including 7,720 students! It’s been a blessing to share this story with such wonderfully … Continue reading
Tonight marked our 8th performance of this year’s “A Christmas Carol” at the Hanover Theatre. We’ve had a great run so far, but this evening the cast was especially excited to share Charles Dickens’ timeless ghost story with an audience of 814 at our first ever Autism-Friendly Performance!
There were several adjustments made to the show to soften some of the edges of our story-telling. For instance, the house-lights lit the audience in a soft glow rather then blackness, startling screams were cut out of the show, the use of fog was decreased, and most notably during the preshow the actors playing Jacob Marley and the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come were introduced to the audience to prepare them for some of the scarier scenes. These small changes paved the way for a wonderful night of theatre.
We had a very enthusiastic and attentive audience. They applauded more than any other. One woman leaving the theatre even told me “My favorite part of the show was the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come”! Most of the cast agreed that except for some light changes, this show felt very similar to performing for our student matinees. We were all very honored to be a part of tonight’s show and it was especially touching to receive a standing ovation at the end.
When I opened today’s Telegram & Gazette I was so happy to see Richard Duckett’s recent interview with A Christmas Carol’s very own Mr. SCROOGE, played by the wonderful Jeremy Lawrence: http://www.telegram.com/article/20151217/ENTERTAINMENTLIFE/151219376 We are so lucky to have Mr. Lawrence … Continue reading
4 days until Christmas Carol opens at the Hanover Theatre! We had our last weekend of rehearsals-now we move on to the stage to add the set, lights, sounds, and costumes. In anticipation of the lengthy tech. week ahead of … Continue reading