CHHS Drama Department to stage ‘A Christmas Carol’ Dec. 1-3

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Melanie Caffee, director of

Melanie Caffee, director of "A Christmas Carol," applies Logan Vandevender's stage makeup during a recent rehearsal.

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Kayleigh Miron

Melanie Caffee, director of "A Christmas Carol," applies Logan Vandevender's stage makeup during a recent rehearsal.

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The annual school production is now in the works. Under the direction of Melanie Caffee, the Center Hill High School Drama Department is spreading a little joy this holiday season with “A Christmas Carol.”

“This play is very intimidating because it is a classic,” Caffee said. “You have to do it right.”

Though she may be the director, Caffee said she is giving her actors creative liberties.

“A lot of this is their show,” she said. “Ideas change based on what they find and what they think. I have visions of what I want, but one of the actors might do something and I might like that idea better.”

Kaitlin Moore, a sophomore, is one of the performers in the play.

“I play five different parts, a shopkeeper, a collector, an elderly woman, a prisoner and a wealthy person,” Moore said. “I’d have to say that the hardest part of the audition process was deciding to go after my friend because I was nervous.”

Amanda Reese, a senior, also has multiple parts in the play.

“I play parts in the chorus,” Reese said. “I play big business woman, Mrs. Fezziwig, a thief, pretty sister and a wealthy woman.”

Reese said her favorite part about the preparation for the play was when the performers learned their roles.

“I liked having my costume and voice in mind before I go in for rehearsal so I can visualize what it’s going to be like,” she said.

Dates for the show, to be performed in the PAC, are Dec. 1 at 7 p.m., Dec. 2 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., and Dec. 3 at 2 p.m. Admission is $5. CHHS students may also use their activity pass.

‘A Christmas Carol’ Cast
Scrooge: Ben Rickman
Fred: Austin Downs
Fred’s Wife: Mia TenEyck
Bob Cratchit: Matthew Lacy
Jacob Marley Ghost: Logan Vandevender
Christmas Past: Chelsey Burrows
Christmas Present: Nichole Herbert
Christmas Future: Autumn Gable
Tiny Tim: Ana Lee
Belle: Haley Parker
Mrs. Cratchit: Megan Patterson
Young Scrooge: Keegan Hendrix
Chorus (playing multiple roles): Lyndsey Bailey, Alexandria Edwards, Autumn Gable, Ragan Knight, Lily Langstaff, Ann Marie Mason, Houston McCormick, Sierra McKiddy, Kaitlin Moore, Lizzy Phillips, Amanda Reese and Kylen Wicks

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