November 15, 2021

Theater Badin set for ‘A Christmas Carol’ this weekend!


Theater Badin will perform the classic play, “A Christmas Carol,” this weekend in the Little Theatre at Badin High School.

“It’s such a special story,” said Mrs. Sarah Cline, Badin’s drama director. “The story is timeless, and as we reset the world around us coming out of the pandemic, it’s nice to see that message of hope and redemption played out on stage.”

"A Christmas Carol” will be on the boards at Badin Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, Nov. 18-20, at 7:30 p.m. at the Catholic high school on New London Road in Hamilton. There will be a 2:30 p.m. matinee performance on Sunday, Nov. 21. Tickets are $5 and may be purchased online at Badinhs.org under Athletics, which is where all Badin ticketing is taking place this year.

Playwright Ed Monk’s “lean, entertaining and faithful” adaptation of the Charles Dickens masterpiece includes the themes of forgiveness, compassion, family, memories and growth. The memorable character of Ebenezer Scrooge experiences his life over again and has the opportunity to change his future via the Spirits he encounters throughout.

The cast is led by senior Jillian Palomino as Ebenezer Scrooge. Other main characters include freshman Andrew Keck as Cratchit, freshman Maguire Smith as Tiny Tim, and the “Ghosts” are juniors June Meehan (Christmas Past), Ava Wesner (Christmas Present) and Hailey Lipp (Christmas Future).

Other cast members include seniors Lindsey McKenna and Rebekah Snyder; juniors Olivia Blanton, Eva Groh, Annabelle Payne, Ally Shook and Rebecca Wade; sophomores Patrick Farrell, Samantha Keil and Veronica Keil; and freshmen Jocelyn Brenot, Rogue Carruthers, Nikole Hanson, Megan McHugh, Olivia Nester, Katie Shanks and Jordan Von Bargen.

Handling the stage crew duties are junior Carrie Merhout, sophomore Veronica Keil, and freshmen Elizabeth Carruthers, Carrie Ries and Kevin Shook. The Stagecraft class helped build the set and the Costume Design class assisted with the costuming.

Theater Badin put on four shows a year ago under Cline’s direction, but all were live-streamed with no studio audience.

“We’re really looking forward to getting back in front of a live audience,” said Cline of performing in Badin’s Little Theatre, which seats 300. “Our actors did a marvelous job last year, but there’s nothing like a live audience to kick up the adrenaline and the enthusiasm of the students on stage.”

After “A Christmas Carol,” Badin students will begin preparation for the next show, a musical, “Wonderland: Alice’s Rock and Roll Adventure,” which is slated for April 21-24 in the Little Theater.

Contact: Dirk Q. Allen, (513) 869-4490; Dallen@BadinHS.org

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