Hendersonville High’s reproduction of “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens isn’t just a festive way to start the holiday season, it also offers “a little history lesson as well,” explained HHS theatre teacher Laurie Kerhoulas-Brown, known to her students as Mrs. KB.
The play, which is open to the public Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings at 7 (Dec. 1-3) in the school auditorium, will be acted and voiced as though taking place in a late 1930s or early 1940s radio studio.
Theatre teacher Carole Ann Everson’s fourth block students created the set to look like the old studio, complete with vintage microphones, and the audience will feel as though they are in the studio live.
Mrs. KB is encouraging students to attend the play so they can “experience not just sports but immerse themselves in the arts as well.”
Tickets are $7 and available at the door.
Seniors can catch a performance Friday during second block for only $3. A preview show was held for all grades just before Thanksgiving break.
Cast members are Kyra Ankrom, Kerra Casteel, Kara Chittom, Noah Clark, Natalie Duke, Andrew Freeland, Carson Jackson, Cianon Jones, Haley Martin, Caroline Miller, Jack Mnich, Kendal Nolen, Mason Owen, Brenden Stoops, Conner Stumm, Connie Waller, Brianna Walsnovich and Reggie Waters.
In addition, Laurie Canaan is the radio studio musician on fiddle, keyboard and piano; the student director is Canon Jones; and the assistant director Kyra Ankrom.
Article by Rebecca Porter, Ashlyn Williams and Bella Stokes