Gobble Gobble Gobble!

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

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A Rich End, Truly

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

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Autism-Friendly Performance Preshow

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.

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Scrooge Sighting in the Worcester Telegram & Gazette!

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

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Pajama Day

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

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The Christmas Carolers

It’s the most wonderful time of the year AGAIN! Welcome back to your favorite Hanover Theatre Blog: Catch-it with Mrs. Cratchit, where you get to catch up with this year’s cast & crew of “A Christmas Carol”. First stop: caroling … Continue reading

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Condit: Auditions at The Hanover Theatre for A Christmas Carol and The Nutcracker – GoLocalWorcester.com

Have you ever dreamed of performing on The Hanover Theatre’s stage? Great news! The Hanover Theatre will be hosting open auditions for the 8th annual production of A Christmas Carol on Sunday, September 13, 2015. If you have always wanted … Continue reading

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Behind the Scenes with Gail Buckley on A Christmas Carol

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Tappin’ with Mrs. Cratchit!

What happens when the ladies of “Christmas Carol” at the Hanover theatre get ready too early? Tappin’ with Mrs. Cratchit!! Here’s a section of a routine choreographed by Ilyse Robbins from her production of “Thoroughly Modern Millie”!

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Behind the Scenes Tour of A Christmas Carol

A few lucky winners got to go behind the scenes for a backstage tour after the Saturday afternoon performance of A Christmas Carol. The tour was led by Troy Siebels, director of the show and director and CEO of The … Continue reading

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