Author Archives: Annie Kerins

Festival of Lights

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

Posted in A Christmas Carol | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in A Christmas Carol | Leave a comment

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

Posted in A Christmas Carol, Out & About | Leave a comment

TBT: ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas

Did you miss the Pops at the Hanover Theatre this year?! On December 4th, conductor Keith Lockhart lead the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra in a wonderfully festive night of holiday favorites such as “Let it Snow!”, and “Winter Wonderland”. A special … Continue reading

Posted in Upcoming Shows | Leave a comment

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.

Continue reading

Posted in A Christmas Carol, Upcoming Shows | Leave a comment

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: We are so lucky to have Mr. Lawrence … Continue reading

Posted in A Christmas Carol, Upcoming Shows | Leave a comment

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

Posted in A Christmas Carol | Leave a comment

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

Posted in A Christmas Carol, Out & About | Tagged | Leave a comment