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Yes, Virginia there is a Santa Claus and an Evil Max Krooke. Both can be found at the 5TH Annual presentation of Scrooged in Astoria at the ASOC Playhouse, coming just in time to lighten up the holidays.
This hysterical holiday show, written by Judith P. Niland, with traditional Christmas tunes and original songs by Philip Morrill, is the perfect way to entertain out of town guests, the employee company party or just yourselves!
Scrooged in Astoria was the second in a series of three ASOC Anchor Shows for the new Playhouse. Loosely based on the beloved timeless classic by Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol, this local production of Scrooged in Astoria is ASOC’s melodramatic adaptation featuring the 25 year stage hit Shanghaied in Astoria characters, the penny-pinching, miserly, Max Krooke Jr., as “Scrooge” guided by a special group of Christmas Ghosts who all come to help him learn about the renewal of spirit and how to correct the errors of his ways.
The ghosts included: The” Big” Krooke as the Ghost of Christmas Past, Miss Macie as the Ghost of Christmas “Presents” and a character new to the ASOC stage, the Ghost of “What is yet to be,” Scandinavian legend Saint Lucia. Included with this magical show are fantastic holiday raffles and photos with Santa, Ms. Claus and his little Elves.
The 2011 cast includes: Justin Germond, Bill Carr, Sandi Hilton, Joesph Maki, Kaye Shepherd, David Bennett, William Grammer, Erica Long, Cole Hilton, Kyle Gascoigne, Alex Berg, Elsa Nethercot, Gracie Ogren, Elijah Enyart, Rose Driscoll, Aubrie Payne, Emma Gauman, Aly Hanson, Derick Watson, Lily Deufel, Michele Brugh, Jessica Solum, Cheryl Brugh, Connie Ciscoes, Tiffiany Simmons, Tonya Schoonmaker, Garrett Payne, Paula Fisher, Nate Bucholz, ChrisLynn Taylor, Stephanie Schoonmaker and Garrett Payne as the “Littlest Angel”.
With music direction by ChrisLynn Taylor, assistant director Nate Bucholz, stage management Jayne Osborn, technical Jerry Howe, piano Phil Morrill, drums Zach Sandoval, costumes by Judith Niland and ChrisLynn Taylor, hair by Brenna Marlow, lights & sound Kay Beitzel, Gracie House & Erin Bucholz, house manager Tammy Payne, concessions manager Paula Fisher and resident “Bimbo” Mary Ritter and with special guests Santa (that’s Mr. Claus to you!) Rusty House and introducing our newest member of the cast “Elf in Training” Dave Bergquist.
Sponsored by HIPFISH, PURPLE COW TOYS, WOMEN’S RESOURCE CENTER & Deja Vue , COLUMBIA MEMORIAL HOSPITAL, WOW, OLD TOWN FRAMING COMPANY and HOLLY MCHONE JEWELRY this original holiday story is now entering it’s 5th season.
Scrooged in Astoria opens Dec 1ST and runs to the 18th, Thursday through Saturday evenings at 7:30pm with the doors opening at 7:00pm with two Sunday matinee on December 11th and 18th at 2:00pm doors opening at 1:30pm all at the ASOC Playhouse at 129 West Bond Street Uniontown Astoria.
Seating is limited and reservations are recommended. Tickets are $15 to $8 with senior and child rates and are available on line at wwww.astorstreetoprycompany.com or call our box office at 503-325-6104. And please give the ASOC box office a call about group rates for your Holiday Party!
Call 325-6104 to make your reservations.