Ebenezer Scrooge and all his ghosts are coming to the Foundation Academy’s Tilden Campus stage for three shows. “A Christmas Carol” is being presented by Greg Csefko, lead drama instructor, and Christina Haak, director of fine arts at the school.
This is the typical “A Christmas Carol” classic story that folks anticipate each year, Haak said.
“It’s a wonderful tradition for many families, so we’re excited to be able to provide this tradition — or perhaps start a new tradition — of changing the heart with their children and families,” she said.
Foundation Academy has presented “A Christmas Carol” in previous years, but this show is new to this group of students and families and takes on a new approach with Csefko.
“We have incredibly talented students,” Haak said. “One of the unique things about this production — we do have a few of our young students from our elementary campus who are playing the children’s role and (we) give them a chance to perform on the big stage. … We have beautiful costumes and some really interesting technology. Some of our set is going to be an LED, which is pretty unique to have that technology in a high school production.”
Students have been working on this production all semester, and the different departments are teaming up to ensure the show is a success. This includes a student-led tech crew, students helping with costumes and makeup, a stage crew working in audio and visual, and others creating some of the show’s props.
As part of the performances, an art gallery will carry out the “A Christmas Carol” theme. The school’s art program is presenting 2D and 3D art, including ceramics and photography.
“It’s a nice way to tie the departments together,” Haak said.
Gabriel Csefko - Ebenezer Scrooge
Emsley DeLozier - Caroler/Street Girl
Dakota Darnell - Dickens Storyteller
Dominic Coryatt - Caroler/Little Jimmy Little
Liam Griffin - Bob Cratchit
Malachi Markham - Fred Hollowell
Maddie Engelbert - Pleasant Woman #1
Maya Hancock - Pleasant Woman #2
Sebastian Perez - Tiny Tim
Bella Colon - Ghost of Mrs. Marley/Mrs. Gamp
Sydney Ellis - Spirit of Christmas Present
Caleb Haak - Child Ebenezer
Walker Buckley - Caroler/George
Elan Strong - Caroler/Tom
Jorja Csefko - Fan Scrooge
Brad Bales - Mr. Fezziwig
Ryan Wenzel - Young Ebenezer/ Peter Cratchit
Patti Cogburn - Mrs. Fezziwig
Landin Wilkins - Belle
Jaslyn Quintana - Spirit of Christmas Present
Emma Fellure - Mrs. Cratchit
Penelope Walker - Belinda Cratchit
Molly Stephens - Mary Cratchit
Ava Stephens - Martha Cratchit
Avery East - Clara Hollowell
Loreali Forbes - Elizabeth
DJ Coryatt - Topper
Sienna Koeser - Lilli
Jamie Cobb - Laura
Alex Reyes - Spirit of Christmas Future
Yelise Poster - Mrs. Dilber
Shiloh Hillis - Undertaker
Sadie Horne - Business Woman #1
Miley Starr - Business Woman #3
Stella Perez - Business Woman #2
Charlee Joe Roldan - Poulterer
HAIR & MAKEUP
SETS AND PROP