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Announcing the Cast of SCROOGE! THE MUSICAL at Matthews Playhouse!

Updated: Nov 16, 2023

World’s most beloved Christmas story with a festive, musical twist returns to Matthews Playhouse December 8-17, 2023

Matthews Playhouse of the Performing Arts is proud to present ‘Scrooge! The Musical’, a delightful holiday show that critics call a “holiday masterpiece...brimming with Christmas spirit”, December 8-17, 2023. This lively musical adaptation of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol will once again be led by Charlotte actor and local radio personality, Geof Knight, in the title role.

Based on the popular musical film starring Albert Finney, Scrooge! The Musical is set in bustling 19th century London. When the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by the ghost of his deceased business partner and three spirits one Christmas Eve, he undergoes a transition and receives the greatest gift of all—redemption.

The production features both new and returning cast members along with uplifting musical numbers, show-stopping choreography, beautiful period costumes, and rousing performances from some of Charlotte's most notable actors. The cast, listed in the character’s order of appearance, is as follows:

Ebenezer Scrooge- Geof Knight

Bob Cratchit- John West

Kathy Cratchit- Grace Carmody

Mrs. Cratchit- Shelby Annas

Tiny Tim- Charlotte Thomson & Lina Zierler

Jocelyn Jollygoode/Ensemble- Lisa Ulanow

Harty/Topper/Ensemble - Anne Marie Young

Miss Dilber/Mary/Ensemble- Amanda Mooney

Ebby/Turkey Boy/Ensemble- Mason Morris

Peter Cratchit- Kodi Yara

Martha Cratchit- Cadence Randles

Belinda Cratchit- Maliah Joiner

Jacob Marley- Ellen McNeill

Harry (Nephew)/Young Scrooge- Wiley Seago

Bess/Mrs. Fezziwig- Mayara Arnold

Dick Wilkins/Ensemble- Collin Limer

Fezziwig- Benjamin Shelton

Tom Jenkins- Nathan Loring

Isabel/Helen- Noelle Wilson

Ghost of Christmas Present- Jeff Powell

Ghost of Christmas Past- Sarah Baumgardner

Butcher/Ghost of Christmas Yet-To-Come- Julian Starkey

Jen/Ensemble- Sophia Scialabba

Ensemble- Anne Long, Virginia Davidson, Lina Zierler, Gabriel Craig, Elizabeth Shelton

The family-friendly holiday musical opens Friday December 8, 2023. Audiences are encouraged to wear their favorite “Ugly Christmas Sweater” or other festive holiday gear to the opening performance for a chance to win 2 tickets to the Matthews Playhouse production of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical coming in January 2024 and a $25 giftcard for dinner at a local restaurant.

Performances will continue through Sunday, December 17, 2023. Performance dates and ticket information is available at

The 7:30 p.m. performance on Wednesday, December 13th will be a Pay-What-You-Can performance benefiting Loaves & Fishes/Friendship Trays, Inc. Seating is general admission and there will be no advanced reservations. Patrons will be seated on a first-come-first-serve basis. The theatre suggests a $10 donation per person, but any amount will be accepted. Donations can be made with cash or credit.**


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