Tuesday, December 3, 2019

“A 21st Century Christmas Carol": Theatre for Children at The Barn Theatre in Montville

A 21st Century Christmas Carol
written by Lori M. Myers
directed by Scott Baird

WHEN: December 7th at 11 am and 2 pm, and December 8th at 2 pm.
: Barn Theatre is located on Skyline Drive in Montville, NJ, just minutes off Exit 47 from Route 287.
TICKETS: All tickets are $10 per person.
For more reservations, information or directions, call The Barn Theatre Box Office at (973) 334-9320, or visit The Barn Theatre on the web at

This fun little holiday show is a special event specifically for families and children.

Here’s a modern twist on Dickens’s classic...with a female lead! Eleanor Scrooge, a greedy old spinster, spends her days barking orders at her gift shop employees. Though the mall will be closed, she still wants them to work on Christmas Day! Then, she’s visited by the ghost of her old boss, Mr. Marley, and a parade of zany spirits who materialize from cheesy collectible figurines. First, there’s the Spirit of the Past, who loves the 1950s and takes Eleanor dancing at a bygone party. Then, there’s the Spirit of Present, who takes Eleanor to the Hatchett family Christmas dinner, where Eleanor feels like she’s watching a sitcom with a nice message of forgiveness. Finally, the Spirit of Future, who takes Eleanor to her own funeral, completes her change of heart. 

The cast of A 21st Century features Jacky Vogt, Christine Morgan, Terri Shetler, Caroline Ritacco, Santina DiBenedetto, Zoe Davies, Claudine Boucher, Kyle Schickner, Pearl Hart, Brady Shetler, Alexia Davies, Jenna Levitt, Luna Mills, Leala Mills, Anthony DiBenedetto, Jordan Vogt, Leslie Silverman, Marisa Rossi, Alli Hartley-Kong, Michael Daly, Karen Lerner, Charles Grayson, Caroline Leonard, Vivian Lerner, Nola Lerner, and Bob Vogt. 

TOP: Claudine Boucher as Eleanor Scrooge [Photograph by Tom Schopper].