“Scrooge: The Musical” fills audiences with holiday cheer
December 24, 2012 • Carissa Atallah, Managing Editor
Filed under Arts & Entertainment
Christmas came early this year for the spectators who viewed the sold-out showing of the drama department’s “Scrooge: The Musical”.
The classic story of Ebenezer Scrooge, as played by Sophomore Matt Tavoukjian of AGBU Manoukian High School, came to life that evening. His performance was believably cold and bitingly scornful. This plus his powerful singing voice made him an ideal choice for the lead.
Commenting on the environment and production of the show, Tavoukjian said, “I’ve made so many new friends…and it’s been a fantastic first musical for me. I recommend coming here for further productions because this place is awesome”
Other notable performances include Junior Kim Spriggs who played a sassy Ghost of Christmas Present and Lone Hill student Thalia Atallah who performed a triple threat of acting, singing, and dancing in her role as Isabelle. Fellow middle schooler Asher Kocalis, who chose last minute to accept the vacated part of Jacob Marly, certainly did not disappoint. Lastly, elementary school student Kamryn Henderson melted hearts as the young Tiny Tim.
The show was a colorful display of the cast’s talent. While a bit soft spoken at parts, the entirety of the performances were very worthy of applause.
“The actors really got into their character. It’s really well done,” said spectator Sophomore Taylor Fritz.
With a sold-out performance, the only thing holding back the drama department is the lack of a stage. With the soon addition of the Performance Center, students can expect great shows to come.