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Ticonderoga students to present play

‘Summertime Scrooge’ March 12

Rehearsing a scene in the Ticonderoga Elementary School play, “Summertime Scrooge” are, from left,  Vivian Porter, Samantha Montville, Terrence Benedict and Hunter Jordon. The play will be presented Tuesday, March 12, at 7 p.m. at the school.

Rehearsing a scene in the Ticonderoga Elementary School play, “Summertime Scrooge” are, from left, Vivian Porter, Samantha Montville, Terrence Benedict and Hunter Jordon. The play will be presented Tuesday, March 12, at 7 p.m. at the school.

— Ebenezer Scrooge in the summer?

That’s the plot of the annual Ticonderoga Elementary School play, “Summertime Scrooge.”

The play will be presented by students in grades 3-5 Tuesday, March 12, at 7 p.m. at the school auditorium. It is free to the public.

“The kids have been working very hard,” Wayne Chagnon, play director and music teacher, said. “We take pride in presenting a fun, free evening of family entertainment each year. This year is no exception.”

This is the 14th year Chagnon has directed the play. He’s again assisted by Mike Edson.

“Summertime Scrooge” was written by Chagnon, based on the Charles Dickens’ classic “A Christmas Carol.”

“When Scrooge reverts back to his old ways, he realizes he needs a vacation,” Chagnon said, explaining the story. “The kids teach him to keep Christmas all year.”

The play includes 33 speaking parts.

“It’s important to keep everyone involved and make certain everyone feels they’re a part of the play,” Chagnon said.

There will be dress rehearsal at 9 a.m. Tuesday, March 12. That rehearsal is open to parents and others who are unable to attend the performance that night.

The cast includes:

Alex Hudak as Charles Dickens, Terrence Benedict as Ebenezer Scrooge, Hunter Jordon as Bob Cratchett, Kaitlyn Moore as Mrs. Cratchett, Magan Jordon as Liza Cratchett, Noah Strycker as Tiny Tim, Kelsey Thompson as Accountant 1, Meredith Green as Accountant 3, Cheyanne Rice as Accountant 3, Ashton Gilbert as Robert Marley’s ghost,

TJ Bilow as William Marley’s ghost, Kaelee Kristensen as the Ghost of Christmas Past, Madison Fish as the Ghost of Christmas Present, Gabe Viglotti as the Ghost of Christmas Future, Samantha Montville as Maryanne, Vivian Porter as Elizabeth, Aidan Porter as Charles, Kailey LaCourse as Wendy, Adriana Borho as Clara, Kirsten Strum as Ellen, Ali Gondal as Peter,

Brayton Molina as Michael, Noah Bogart as Life Guard 1, Zachary LaBarge as Life Guard 2, Jaylynn Molina as Snack Stand Sally, Carter Dedrick as Harry the Shell Salesman, Monty Benedict as Lobster, Jadyn Defayette as Angelfish 1, Ruby Bennett as Angelfish 2, Chloe Baker as Angelfish 3, Zyleen Tyler as Guppy 1, Myleigh as Guppy 2,

Katie Ashe, Natasha Manning, Delaney Reeves and Nora Denno as sea creatures and Andrea Cook, Kennedy Davis, Elizabeth Snyder, Austin Gijanto, Maria Cole, Matthew Maneri and Gavin Ross as beach bums.

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